Vice Chairman, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Chairman & MD, Kirloskar Systems
SB in Mechanical Engineering, MIT Class of 1981
4th Generation member of the Kirloskar Group started in 1888. Kirloskar Group manufactures Pumps, Engines and Compressors and other related products.
He is the Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Systems Ltd. and Vice Chairman of Toyota Kirloskar Motor.
He lives in Bangalore, Karnataka State and is responsible for partnering the Toyota group and starting a major automobile manufacturing industry in the state. For this he has been recognized by the Government and presented with the “Suvarna Karnataka" award.
Vikram started working in the family business after College, initially in production engineering. He designed and developed many processes and machine tools early in his career.
He was involved in opening the import licensing for capital equipment while serving on the Government’s Development Council for Machine Tools in the late 1980’s. He has also served as the President of The Central Manufacturing Institute in Bangalore. He continues to serve on the National Council of CII and is Chairman of the Technology committee. He also serves on the Govt. of India Development Council for Automobiles and the National council for Electric Mobility. He has been elected as President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. He has been elected as President of Confederation of Indian Industry and completed his term in June 2020.
He is involved in many activities at MIT and serves on the Educational council. Vikram also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Rhode Island School of Design.
Kirloskar Systems Ltd. is a holding and investment company owned by Vikram and is involved in real estate, healthcare and is the partner in the joint ventures with Toyota. The Toyota business in India includes the following companies where Kirloskar Systems is the partner.
1. Kirloskar Toyoda Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing Spinning machines, Aluminum die-casting and auto components.
2. Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing cars.
3. Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt. Ltd., manufacturing Axles, drive-shafts, transmissions and engines.
4. TG Kirloskar Pvt Ltd., manufacturing plastic parts.
5. Denso Kirloskar India Pvt Ltd., Manufacturing heat exchangers and AC.
6. Toyota Tsusho Insurance Broker.
Vikram likes wine and enjoys cooking and good food. Both, he and Geetanjali golf regularly and spend a lot of time travelling and exploring. They have a daughter and a grandson.