Hunt Partners appoints Vishwas Chitrao and Abhijit Sen as Independent Directors at Kalyani Forge Ltd.
The Kalyani Group is a privately held industrial group in India. It is focused in four primary sectors, viz. Engineering Steel, Automotive & Non-Automotive Components, Renewable Energy & Infrastructure and Specialty Chemicals. They make forged, machined and assembled products for a variety of customers in industries like automotive, construction, power generation, marine, railway, and industrial goods. Their forging capabilities include hot, warm and cold forging & in-house heat treatment as well as machining.
Vishwas has over 35 years’ experience with automotive OEM’s and Tier Suppliers at multiple locations including United States, Mexico, South Africa, UK and India. Till recently he was associated with Force Motors Limitedas a President. He was responsible for managing the entire export function for FORCE Motors and for spear heading international manufacturing initiatives of Force. Prior to that, Prior to that, he was associated with RSB Transmissions as a President and CEO and held complete charge for North American operations. He was previously with Tata Motors for over 32 years, covering assignments in several key functional areas, with the final five years as the CEO of an international subsidiary.
Abhijit Sen is currently associated with Ernst and Young and GA as an Advisor. He served as CFO of Citi for the India Subcontinent for 18 years. In this role, he led Citi’s corporate finance function in India, providing oversight to its strategic planning, controllership, tax and corporate treasury groups, as well as the company’s finance operations in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He was a member of all key strategic management committees of Citi’s India franchise and served as chairman of the board of the company’s centers of excellence in India.
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