Sanjay Kirloskar is the chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd, the flagship company of the $2.5 Billion Kirloskar Group.
Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar has led Kirloskar Brothers Ltd as its Chairman & Managing Director as well as other Kirloskar Group companies since 1983. Kirloskar Brothers acquired SPP Pumps (UK), in 2002 and then Aban Construction, one of India's leading construction companies in 2006, followed by The Kolhapur Steels limited in 2007 and Braybar Pumps Ltd (South Africa) in 2010, Syncroflo Inc (USA) in 2014 and Rodelta Pumps International B.V. (The Netherlands) in 2015. For the last 5 years Kirloskar Brothers has shown an average RONW (Return on Net Worth) of 32% although it was 54.83% from 2004-2005.
He is accredited to making Kirloskar Brothers Ltd India's largest pump manufacturer, which produces centrifugal pumps from 0.1 kW to 26 MW. Under his leadership Kirloskar Brothers Ltd received the ASME N-STAMP in 2012 and is the first Indian company in rotating equipment to receive this as well as amongst a few companies in the world to have this accreditation.
Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar also pushed Kirloskar Brothers Ltd to become one of the first pump companies to have an all women operated and managed manufacturing plant at Coimbatore as part of a drive to have more women in the core engineering industry. Coimbatore is the second largest metropolitan city of state Tamil Nadu in India. Today Kirloskar Brothers is India's largest Pump& Valve manufacturer and one of the World's largest Pump manufacturer's by market capitalization.
Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar is the son of Chandrakant Kirloskar and the grandson of Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar. He is a graduate from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.