Qimpro Platinum Standard 2009

A M Naik


Chairman & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro

A M Naik, Chairman & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Limited is a rare combination of visionary leadership, performance excellence, and principle-centered values. He has always placed India before self and company. In the process he has facilitated creation of an organization where nationalism and patriotism are embedded in the spirit of all employees.

Mr Naik firmly believes that people make quality. His emphasis on HR and IT as the twin engines of growth has propelled L&T to world-class stature in multiple sectors: engineering, infrastructure, nuclear, and defense. A benchmark.

L&T, the company Mr Naik leads, is a private-sector-partner to India in key national endeavors. It had manufactured rocket motor casings for India's first foray into space; and currently provides indigenous engineering expertise for critical defense projects. L&T has been uniquely described by public authorities as “India's only national sector company”.

Mr Naik is a senior and active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry. In this capacity he has contributed several innovative ideas to promote the capital goods industry in India and overseas. His mission: Made in India, a hallmark of excellence.

A concern for social and welfare issues complement Mr Naik's keen business interests. He has always maintained that there is another India that needs attention, particularly with regard to education and healthcare. His actions have done the talking. His healthcare achievements cover a wide spectrum: leprosy diagnosis and treatment, family planning, HIV / AIDS, amongst others.

In regard to education, Mr Naik's focus has been on school dropouts and unemployed youth. L&T's numerous skill training centers provide a life transforming experience to these individuals, building their self-confidence and zest to perform in society. Mr Naik also believes that the environment is closely intertwined with human welfare. To spread the message of conservation, L&T organizes awareness camps for youth and children, country-wide.

Mr Naik is always at the forefront - building the India of our dreams.

We salute Mr A M Naik, Qimpro Platinum Standard 2009 for Business.

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