Board of Directors

Mr. Kishor Chaukar
Independent Director
Mr. Kishor A. Chaukar is an Independent Director on the Board of Kirloskar Brothers Limited. He is BA in Economics from Karnataka University and has done PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He also holds a DEA in Rural Economics from the University of Dijon, France.

He is associated with Tata group for more than 15 years. He retired as the Managing Director of Tata Industries Limited (TIL), in August 2012. TIL is one of the two principal holding companies of the Tata Group, India’s largest and the best-known conglomerate. TIL acts as the new projects-promotion arm of the Group, and spearheads the entry of the Group in the emerging high-tech and sunrise sectors of the economy.

Mr. Chaukar was a member of the Tata Group Corporate Centre engaged in strategy formation at the House of Tatas. Mr. Chaukar also chaired the Tata Council for Community Initiatives (TCCI) – the nodal forum of the Group on matters related to Corporate Sustainability (for several years), and was a member of the Board and Advisory Board of some national and international organizations in the Corporate Sustainability and Human Rights Space.

Prior to joining Tatas, Mr. Chaukar was Managing Director of ICICI Securities & Finance Company Limited (July 1993 to October 1998) and a member of the Board of Directors of ICICI Limited from February 9, 1995 to October 15, 1998. During 1975-85, he served as an Executive Secretary of Bharatiya Agro Industries Foundation, an NGO engaged in extending relevant technology into rural India for generating economically remunerative employment.

Mr. Kishor Chaukar is currently on the Boards of many Companies like Tata Communications Limited, Praj Industries Limited, Tata AIA Life Insurance Co. Limited, Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, BAIF Institute of Sustainable Livelihoods and Development, Tata Communications International Pte. Limited (Singapore) to name a few.