Mr. Nikhil Nanda
Mr. Nanda joined Escorts Board in 1997 and assumed responsibility as Chairman & Managing Director in 2018.
He has led the transformative journey of the Company to profitable growth and global reach through innovation, strategic planning, and technology collaborations. He has played a central role in leveraging Escorts’ inherent capabilities to strengthen its position as a company dedicated to frugal engineering.
Escorts has introduced a series of innovative products that demonstrate excellence in manufacturing quality, market intelligence and enhanced customer value across India and global emerging economies and has evolved from being a product-led company to an innovation and technology-driven brand that crafts customer-centric solutions for enhanced productivity. Under his leadership, Escorts Limited has strengthened its partnership with Kubota Corporation by institutionalising Escorts Kubota Limited.
Kubota Corporation Japan, as part of their recent acquisition of equity stake in the Company resulting in them becoming a joint promoter in the Company, have agreed with Mr. Nanda to avail his experience and expertise for expanding their agri-based business in India and globally for manufacture of value based tractors, to provide him the honorary positions of Senior Managing Executive Officer and General manager of Value-Innovative Farm and Industrial Machinery Strategy and Operations in Kubota Corporation, Japan.
He has been conferred upon the prestigious recognition of “Best CEO Auto & Auto Ancillaries” by Business Today for October 2019 – September 2020 period. He holds Baccalaureate Degree, Bachelor of Business Administration from The Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, class of 1995.
He was among the five Indians selected as the Global Leaders of Tomorrow for the year 2001, by the World Economic Forum, Geneva. He is a member of CII’s National Council; Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Indo American Chambers of Commerce (IACC); Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is one of the few business leaders chosen by the government to represent India at the Indo-Spain CEOs Forum.