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Mr. Vijay Kumar Magapu

1966 - B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Whole-Time Director and Member of the Board @ L & T Ltd., Mumbai

Mr. Vijay Kumar Magapu is presently whole-time Director & Member of the Board of Larsen & Toubro Limited since 2004. He is also the Chief Executive of Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited, in addition to leading the Engineering Services Business and heading the function of the CIO of L&T. He received his B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) degree from IIT Madras in 1966 and MSc (Mechanical Sciences) degree from University of Calgary, Canada in 1972.

Mr. Magapu joined L&T as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in 1966 and moved on to assume various positions of responsibility. In 1985, he set up Hazira Works and oversaw the development and expansion of this heavy engineering complex, which today is considered as the jewel in the crown of Larsen & Toubro Limited. He was later designated the Executive Vice President responsible for the Company’s Power Project Business before being appointed Chief Executive of the IT subsidiary of the L&T in 2000.

Under Mr. Magapu’s leadership, L&T Infotech adopted an aggressive business development drive that resulted in key strategic alliances and establishment of multiple Offshore Development Centers for global clients. The Engineering Services Business that he leads has introduced various pioneering services to global manufacturing industry for remote product design, production facilities design and plant sustenance services, and other unique technical BPO services.

In his capacity as L&T’s Chief Information Officer since 2000, Mr. Magapu oversees implementation of IT strategies across the Company for continuously improving business results through alignment of IT to business.

In recognition of Mr. Magapu’s outstanding professional accomplishments and leadership roles played in Indian manufacturing and IT industry, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to present him this award.

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