Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Mr. R. R. Deshpande as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director (CEO & MD) & Sanjeev Nimkar as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the company with immediate effect.
Mr. Deshpande, a Mechanical Engineer from Government College of Engineering Pune (COEP) has been with KOEL for over 40 years, ever since he joined as a graduate engineer trainee. He has a proven track record of executing manufacturing excellence across the organization in engineering domains. The Board strongly believes that he is the right person to lead KOEL at this transformative time when the industry is going through upgradation with new emission norms. Under his leadership KOEL has established themselves as an engineering giant which can provide robust but cost effective engineering solutions.
Mr. Sanjeev Nimkar has been heading various core businesses of the company like Power Generation, Industrial Engines, Koel Care as well as the newly acquired Varuna Pumps (LGM). With this new role he has been mandated to establish a global presence for the company. At KOEL he has undertaken various customer centric initiatives to gain and sustain the market share in the respective businesses over last few years. Sanjeev is an E&TC Engineer from COEP and carries PGDM from IIMC, he has also recently completed an AMP from Harvard Business School, Boston.
Today Kirloskar Oil Engines is confident to transform its business through innovative product offerings and unlocking future growth opportunities. The collective knowledge, expertise and experience of both Mr. Deshpande and Mr. Nimkar would further strengthen and consolidate the company’s leadership position in the Industry.