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Kamal Bali, Vice Chairman, CII Karnataka State Council & MD, Volvo India

Kamal Bali, 56, joined the Volvo Group in India as a Board Member and Managing Director in April 2014. Volvo India Private Limited (VIPL) is fully owned by AB Volvo Group of Sweden, has manufacturing facilities in Bangalore and is all set to further strengthen its presence in India with its new state-ofthe-art offerings of VOLVO Trucks, Buses, Construction Equipment and Industrial Engines. The Volvo Group also has a joint venture in India with the Eicher Group, in the name and style of VE Commercial Vehicles, for EICHER branded trucks and buses. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, predominantly in the automotive industry, Kamal has worked for well-known Indian brands and established multinational corporations in India. He has had an insightful experience in the functional areas of sales, marketing, finance, human resources, and exercised significant P&L responsibilities. An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Academy Dehradun, Kamal began his professional career with the Eicher Group in 1981. Later, he headed the National Sales function for Escorts’ Tractors & Claas Harvestors, followed by the position of CEO & Managing Director for Same Deutz -Fahr Group Italia in India, and Escorts Construction Equipment. Prior to spearheading the Volvo Group in India, Kamal was working as the President & CEO of Singapore Technologies Kinetics in Bangalore, establishing brand LeeBoy in India. Kamal is respected and known for his values’ based leadership and strong ethos, with a framework for an effective alignment of People, Strategy and Operations’ processes. He is credited with an exceptional clarity of thought, able to think through the clutter, strategise the journey, and deploy action plans in pursuit of organisation Goals. Kamal is active in industry bodies and panels, is a speaker on various important forums. Based in Bangalore, he is married to Gina, who is Masters in English Literature and has two children – a son who is a Commercial Pilot and a daughter who is pursuing her Master’s program in education, in Singapore.