Board of Directors
Mr. Anil N. Alawani, Chairman
Mr. Anil N. Alawani is a Chartered Accountant by profession. He has work experience of over 30 years in Import, Export and Labour matters besides his core area of Finance, Taxation and Company Law. His abilities in Corporate Tax Planning helped various organizations in which he was employed. He previously served as a Director of Finance at Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited.
Mrs. Gauri Kirloskar (Kolenaty), Executive Director
Mrs. Gauri Kirloskar is a B.Sc. graduate in Business Administration (with a specialization in finance) from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining KITL she worked with Merrill Lynch in its Mergers & Acquisitions Investment Banking Advisory group from June 2006 to October 2008. After Merrill Lynch, Gauri worked with Pearson Inc., in their Corporate Finance and Strategy Division, from October 2008 to June 2010.
Mr. Christopher L. Kolenaty, Director
Chris spent eight years as an Investment Banker in New York City, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Strategic Advisory for large and medium capitalized U.S. and International publicly traded corporations. During that time, he spent six years as a generalist in the M&A group at Merrill Lynch & Co., with the balance of the time spent at Centerview Partners LLC, a boutique M&A and strategic advisory firm. He developed relationships at the most senior levels and has spent time working in the following industries: consumer products, generic pharmaceuticals, large diversified pharmaceuticals, healthcare real estate and metals & mining. In total, he executed over $50 billion of transactions (enterprise value) across 15+ deals.
Chris graduated from Brown University as a member of Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Math and Economics.
Mr. Dattatraya R. Swar, Director
Mr. Dattatraya R. Swar is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Besides being a qualified Engineer, he holds a Diploma in Purchase Management from the American Society and a Diploma in Material Management from Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management. He has over 20 years of working experience with Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited. He has experience in a variety of fields, among them purchase, vendor development, materials management and manufacturing.

As the Head of the Materials Development Division in Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited, he implemented cost reduction programmes vigorously. His work at KOEL, focusing on productivity improvement, cost reduction and the introduction of new manufacturing concepts, helped to bring KOEL to where it is today.
Mr. Anil C. Kulkarni , Director
Mr. Anil C. Kulkarni is a Chartered Accountant, having won the “All India” ranking during the Final Examination. He has been associated with the Kirloskar Group in various capacities for the last 33 years. He is on the Boards of various Kirloskar Group companies.