1965 - B.Tech - Civil Engineering Exec. VP @ Larsen & Toubro Ltd., ECC Construction Group
Shri K V Rangaswami received his B.Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in 1965. He is also an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
KVR, as he is affectionately known, has worked with the well known Larsen and Toubro Limited since graduation, having joined the Engineering Construction Corporation (ECC), a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T as a Junior Engineer in 1965. Today he is the Executive Vice-President – Buildings and Infrastructure Cluster – ECC Division of Larsen and Toubro Limited.
Since 1965, Shri Rangaswami has held many important positions in the L&T organisation: Head, Pre-cast, pre-stressed concrete structures; Planning Manager and later Business Development Manager, Chennai Regional Office; Regional Manager, Chennai Region during which period he completed the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and the Puttaparthy Super Speciality Hospital. In 1992 he assumed charge as Joint General Manager (Civil) at ECC headquarters and in 1994 General Manager (Civil). In 1998 he became Vice-President (Building and Infrastructure Projects). Since December 2001 he has been Executive Vice President (Building & Infrastructure Cluster). This cluster contributed approximately Rs.2,200 Crores of business to the ECC Division which had a total turnover of 3600 Crores in 2001-2002.
Shri Rangaswami serves as a Director in a number of L&T associated companies and in other prestigious companies such as Hyderabad International Trade Expositions Limited, Bangalore International Airports Limited and L&T Holdings Limited among others.
Shri Rangaswami was responsible for the success of such projects as the International Technology Park Limited in Bangalore, the Ready Mixed Concrete business of L&T, and the HITEC City at Hyderabad.
Shri K. V. Rangaswami’s career provides an excellent role model for young engineers beginning their careers. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is proud to confer the Distinguished Alumnus Award on Shri Rangaswami.