Mr. Ravi Kripalani
Managing Director & CEO
thyssenkrupp India
Indo-German Chamber of Commerce

Ravi Kirpalani is currently working as the Managing Drector and CEO of thyssenkrupp India, since March 2016. He provides strategic direction to and has oversight of all thyssenkrupp group companies in India. India is currently the third most important market in Asia for thyssenkrupp. In fiscal 2018/19 the Group generated sales of around €550 million in the country and employs over 7,000 people at local companies. Thyssenkrupp India’s activities are coordinated out of the Regional Headquarters in Mumbai.

Prior to this he worked for over 16 years with Castrol / BP in India and in the UK . In his last assignment he was the Managing Director of Castrol India Ltd, a publicly listed company in India.

Ravi brings over 38 years of experience in sales, marketing, strategy development and as a CEO of a large and successful listed company. He has worked with global
and culturally diverse teams and led major transformational programmes. Ravi has a deep passion for customer relationships , building brands and developing people. He enjoys engaging and energizing people and helping build a culture based on values.

Ravi has lived in the UK, Middle East and India and worked with the leadership teams in many countries

Ravi studied Economics at St Stephen’s College Delhi and has an MBA from IIM Calcutta