Dr. Ravi Pandit

Ravi Pandit is the Founder-Chairman and currently Non-Executive Chairman of KPIT Technologies. His vision as co-founder of KPIT steered the company from its inception to achieving global leadership position in the automotive engineering domain. Under his leadership, KPIT has in the past 30-plus years emerged as a premier establishment in mobility.

He is passionate about social causes with special commitment towards our environment. Under his guidance, KPIT’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives have in the past more than 10 years positively impacted over 2 million lives through 71 initiatives and created opportunities to innovate for over 75,000 students. His commitment to the environment led to development of solutions for generation of hydrogen from biomass, indigenous development of hydrogen fuel cell and indigenous development of sodium ion batteries. KPIT won global patents in all these domains for innovative and impactful solutions. He is the only private sector member of the esteemed Empowered Group, the highest decision-making body for National Green Hydrogen Mission.

His thoughts for creating a better world are best expressed in his award-winning book, ‘Leap Frogging to Pole Vaulting: Creating the magic of radical yet sustainable transformation’, co-authored with eminent scientist and PIC President Dr. R A Mashelkar. Ravi is a frequent contributor and participant at national and international conferences.

Widely respected for his integrity, innovation and dynamism, he has set benchmarks in corporate governance, regional cooperation, and co-innovation.

Ravi is a gold medallist and fellow member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India; associate member, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India; and holds a Master’s degree from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, USA. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate in Technology by Coventry University for his contribution to global technology and mobility sectors, and promoting UK-India business and academic relationships.

A voracious reader, an avid trekker, and bird photographer for the past two decades, he is compassionate towards animals and birds. He enjoys listening to Indian classical music.


From Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting: Creating the Magic of Radical Yet Sustainable Transformation, co-authored with R A Mashelkar. 2018. From Leapfrogging to Pole-vaulting: Creating the Magic of Radical Yet Sustainable Transformation