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Leaderspeak: Kishor Patil

Print Edition: Oct 26, 2014
Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT Technologies Ltd
Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT Technologies Ltd

My first role model

S.L. Kirloskar, Co-founder, Kirloskar Group, and F.C. Kohli, Founder and the first CEO of TCS

My first job

Management consultant with a CA and management consulting firm I joined 31 years ago

My first boss

Ravi Pandit, with whom I co-founded KPIT

My first promotion

I became a partner with our CA and management firm within two years of joining

My first disappointment

It was our first attempt to present our engineering software product in a big exhibition in the US. Unfortunately, our team could not get the visa approved in time and we lost a lot of money, and more than that lost an opportunity to introduce ourselves in the US market directly.

Photo by Abhishek Gunaratnam

As told to Goutam Das

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