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Kant, Ravi

Visiting Leader, CEIBS;
CEO/Vice Chairman, TATA MOTORS (TML) 

Ravi Kant has played a significant role as CEO/Vice Chairman in making TATA MOTORS (TML) an admired and successful Indian multinational company. He engineered the creation of the ground-breaking, low cost passenger vehicle Nano and the commercial vehicle ACE which revolutionised the market. He is also credited with the acquisition of Daewoo trucks of Korea as well as the iconic British brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

He played a key role in turning around a loss making scooter company (LML Vespa), rejuvenating a stagnant consumer electronics business (Philips) and creating a highly valued Indian fashion accessory brand (Titan). He has chaired and held seats on several Tata company boards. Currently he sits on the boards of Vedanta Ltd and Kone, Helsinki, as well as US-based non-profit organisations Enactus and Wonder Work.

The Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management Rohtak, he is on the advisory board of the business schools at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Mumbai as well as on the boards of the National Institute of Design, and CGIO of the Business School at National University of Singapore. He has chaired the Advertising Standards Council of India, the Audit Bureau of Circulation and the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers.

He studied at Mayo College, Ajmer, received his Bachelor of Technology (Honours)  in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and Master of Science ( Management Techniques in Industry), Aston University, in the UK. He has been conferred with a distinguished Alumnus Award by the first two and an honorary  Doctor of Science (Honorary Causa) from Aston University, in the UK. He is an honorary  Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick UK.

The recipient of many awards, Ravi Kant is often called upon as a keynote speaker on marketing, business and leadership. He is married to Arti and has two daughters Ravitanaya and Tanvi.