Qimpro Gold Standard 2006

Dr Baba Kalyani


Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge

Dr Baba Neelkanth Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group, and Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge Limited, is a tireless crusader for quality.

Dr Kalyani has led from the front. He has effectively built quality through technology, thereby transforming Bharat Forge into the most competitive forging company in the world. As testimony, exports account for almost half of the company's sales. The overseas customer base created by Dr Kalyani includes General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Renault, Volvo, Caterpillar, Cummins, amongst others. The stars of the automotive industry. A best practice. Dr Kalyani has also pioneered the export of automobile components to China.

Dr Kalyani considers his human resources to be the most important asset of the Group. He has built a highly motivated team of professionals who, singularly and collectively, consistently deliver quality and excellence. Always challenging the given standard. Their collective vision is to make "Made in India" a global brand in the automotive industry.

Beyond the Kalyani Group, Dr Kalyani has played a significant role in promoting quality and excellence in several educational institutions. In particular, he is Chairman, Board of Governors, IIM, Indore; he is also Founder Chairman of Pratham Pune Education Foundation, an NGO that provides primary education.

Dr Kalyani's leadership style is characterized by focus, integrity and humility.

We congratulate Dr Baba Neelkanth Kalyani, Qimpro Gold Standard 2006.

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