MS. RAMA KIRLOSKAR
Joint Managing Director (W.E.F – August 3rd, 2021) And Managing Director of Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited (KEPL)
Ms. Rama Kirloskar (DIN 07474724) age 31, is a Director on the Board of the Company, from 28th July 2017 and has been appointed as a Joint Managing Director of the Company, from 3rd August,2021.
She currently serves as Joint Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers Limited and Managing Director of Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited (KEPL). She has been instrumental in the turnaround of KEPL into a debt free company. Previously, she was General Manager and Head of the Product Portfolio Management at Kirloskar Brothers Limited, where she was responsible for driving the Go-to-market strategy, product value management and restructuring for the mass production business; material grade rationalization and streamlining for the foundry business and product rationalization for the made-to-order business.
She holds a double major in Mathematics and Biology from Bryn Mawr College, USA. After graduation, she went on to work at Polaris Partners, a multi-stage venture capital firm that principally invests in technology, healthcare and consumer products, headquartered at Boston, MA, USA. Subsequently, she worked at the Koch Institute at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. Her research led her and the team to begin working with Visterra Inc., an MIT biotechnology start-up company that currently uses its proprietary platform to design therapeutics for infectious diseases.
She is one of the authors of a publication in the journal Cell (Robinson et al.,2015, Cell 162,1–12, doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.06.057),in the paper titled “Structure-Guided Design of an Anti-Dengue Antibody Directed to a Non-Immunodominant Epitope”.
She is also on the Board of Karad Projects and Motors Limited and Prakar Investments Private Limited. She is on the Executive Council of AGNIi (Accelerating Growth of New India’s Innovations), a programme of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India and a Mission under the Prime Minister’s Science Technology and Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC).
She is a member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Risk Management Committee.