President & Managing Director,
Volvo Group India
Kamal Bali, 57, joined the Volvo Group in India in April 2014, as Managing Director and a Board member of the company.
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 and supply chain, before taking over P&L responsibilities in the year 2002.
An engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Academy Dehradun, Kamal began his professional career as a management trainee with the Eicher Group in 1981.
Later, he headed the National Sales function for Escorts’ Tractors & Claas Harvesters, followed by the position of CEO & Managing Director for an Italian Tractor MNC in India. Prior to spearheading the Volvo Group in India, Kamal was working as President & CEO of Singapore Technologies (STK) in India, establishing the brand LeeBoy.
Kamal has accumulated precious cross-functional knowledge, is respected for his values’ based leadership and professionalism, has strong ethos, and known for his ability to identify and drive critical success factors for organisation and people growth. He has been deeply associated with transforming and establishing organisation of repute.
Kamal is a thought leader and an active speaker at various national and international forums. Currently, he also holds the following positions:-
- Chairman, CII Karnataka
- Board Member of Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP) member of CIMA, London.
- Chairman, CII Cost Congress 2015 as well as for 2016.
- Member of Karnataka Government Vision Group (Industry)
Volvo India Private Limited (VIPL) is fully owned by AB Volvo Group of Sweden, has manufacturing facilities in Bangalore, with offerings of VOLVO Trucks, Buses, Construction Equipment and Engines. The Volvo Group also has a very successful JV with Eicher Group.