1972 - M.Tech - Electrical Engineering Chairman & Managing Director @ Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
Mr. K. Ravi Kumar received his M. Tech (Electrical Engineering) degree, from IIT Madras in 1972, and also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
Mr. Ravi Kumar is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, a USD 5 billion company that ranks among the leading companies of the world engaged in the field of Power Plant Equipment. As CMD, he is responsible for maximizing market-share and establishing BHEL as a total solution provider in Power Sector. He has handled variety of assignments during his long career spanning 36 years. His fields of expertise are Design & Engineering, Construction & Project Management of Thermal, Hydro, Nuclear, Gas based Power Plants and Marketing of Power Projects.
Mr. Ravi Kumar has the unique distinction of having booked USD 25 billion orders for BHEL. His vision is to transform BHEL into a world class engineering enterprise. Towards this, he has been pursuing a growth strategy based on the twin planks of building both capacity and capability, and this has resulted in an increase in BHEL’s manufacturing capacity from 10,000 MW to 20,000 MW per annum. He also introduced new technologies in the field of coal and gas based power plants for the first time in the country, such as Supercritical thermal sets of 660 MW and above rating, Advance class Gas Turbines, Large size CFBC Boilers and Large size Nuclear sets. BHEL has the distinction of having installed over 1,00,000 MW of Power Plant Equipment worldwide.
Mr. Ravi Kumar has also forged number of strategic tie-ups for BHEL with leading Indian utilities and others like NTPC, TNEB, NPCIL, MMTC, HEC to leverage equipment sales and develop alternate sources for equipment needed for the country. He has been guiding BHEL’s technology strategy to maintain the technology edge in the marketplace with a judicious mix of internal development of technologies with selective external co-operation. He has focused on meeting customer expectations and has strengthened the BHEL’s image as a total solution provider.
Mr. Ravi Kumar has presented a number of papers in the fields of Electronics and Energy in National and International Seminars.
In recognition of his professional accomplishments, leadership qualities and outstanding contributions to Indian Industry, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer on him this award.