Ms. Gauri KirloskarNon-Executive Director, Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited

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Gauri Kirloskar attended Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, where she received a BSc. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance in 2006. Previously she attended Phillips Academy, Andover, near Boston.

After graduation, Gauri worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch in New York in their Mergers and Acquisitions group where she analyzed the impact of proposed mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and various restructuring alternatives on earnings, credit profile and value creation of various clients across the technology, real estate and retail industries. She then moved on to Pearson’s Corporate Finance and Strategy group where she looked at bolt on acquisitions for their education business.

Since moving back to India in 2010, Gauri has been focusing her efforts on strategic initiatives for the Kirloskar Group into infrastructure and investments as well as functioning as a director and observer at several Kirloskar Group companies. She is a fifth generation member of the Kirloskar family.

As a board member on Kirloskar Oil Engines since 2014, she is involved in regular compliance and performance reviews. She is closely involved in strategic planning along with the MD and is also an active member of the committee that looks at new investments initiatives in the energy space. She is a member of the boards of Kirloskar Oil Engines’ subsidiaries, La-Gajjar Machineries, a pumps manufacturing company and Arka Fincap, the group’s foray into the financial services business. At Arka Fincap, she is involved in team hiring and business planning. She was an active participant in filing for the RBI license for the business.

Her primary role is establishment of the Group’s real estate business in Pune. This involves strategic alternatives analysis of value creation opportunities around the sale and development of the group’s land banks. She has been involved in title clearance and land approvals, building up of the design brief, working closely with the IPCs and engaging with potential clients.

She also leads at a Group level, efforts in HR, branding, corporate communications, and shared services.

She serves as an Independent Director and member of the Audit Committees on the boards of Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Limited and Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation Limited since early 2019.

Gauri is 36 years old. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running, squash and diving. She looks forward to holidays spent with her family including her two young girls aged 7 and 5. She is a nature enthusiast and leads the Group’s CSR efforts in the environmental area.

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