M. V. Kotwal
Independent Non Executive Director
Mr. Madhukar Vinayak Kotwal [B.E. (Mechanical) and Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering], aged 72 years, joined Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) in 1968 and retired in August 2015 as a Whole-time Director on the Board of Directors of L&T and President (Heavy Engineering) after nearly 47 years of service. He played a leadership role in manufacture of critical equipment and systems for core strategic sectors such as, Nuclear Power, Space Research and Defence and for Refineries, Petrochemicals and Fertilisers covering both Domestic and International Markets. He was responsible for the entire business of Shipbuilding for Naval and Commercial use.
He played a vital role in setting up several unique green-field manufacturing facilities across the country for Super-heavy fabrication and shipbuilding, design and engineering of submarines and ships, special steels and heavy forgings, advanced composites, precision manufacturing, strategic electronics and system integration. He was also involved in setting up a Heavy Fabrication facility in Sohar, Oman.
He has been a member of a Technology Advisory Group for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Nuclear Fusion project ITER in France, a member of the Vijay Kelkar Committee on Defence, Co-Chair of CII Defence Committee, Chairman of FICCI Defence Committee and Member of the National Aeronautics Advisory Group of Government of India and past Chairman of PPMAI. He was a recipient of the “Business Leader of the Year” award in 2009.
Currently, based in Pune, he is on the Governing Council of Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Chairman of its Pune Chapter, a member of Pune International Centre and a Member of the Board for Research in Nuclear Sciences.
He is an Independent Director on the Board of Sanghvi Movers Limited and a Director of Nootantra (OPC) Private Limited.