Chandrakant Birla
Chandrakant Birla
Non-Executive Director
CK Birla is the Chairman of the CK Birla Group of companies, one of the large business conglomerates in India. The group that he leads, proudly carries forward the legacy of the 150-year old Birla family, to consistently create value for customers, partners, its' people and communities. Under his leadership, the group has built enviable capabilities in engineering, technology and manufacturing and is on an ambitious growth path equipped with fresh thinking, world-class technology and superior talent.
The CK Birla Group is a growing $1.8 billion conglomerate that has a history of enduring relationships with renowned global companies. The Group operates in three industry clusters: technology and automotive, home and building, and healthcare and education.
With over 20,000 employees, 41 manufacturing facilities, 4 Hospitals, 24 service delivery locations, an engineering institute, reputed schools and numerous patents and awards, the Group's businesses are present across five continents. The industry clusters it operates in are as follows:
Technology and Automotive:
  • AVTEC: Powertrain, transmission components and precision-engineered products manufacturer
  • Birlasoft: Global solutions integrator
  • GMMCO: Distributor of construction and mining equipment, and engine power systems
  • NEI: Producer and exporter of bearings
  • Neosym: Grey and SG iron casting manufacturer
Home and Building:
  • HIL: Manufacturer of green building products, industrial insulation and low cost housing
  • Orient Cement: Cement manufacturer, with Birla A1 as the flagship brand
  • Orient Electric: Consumer products company producing fans, lighting, kitchen, home appliances and switchgear
  • Orient Paper: Manufacturer of writing, printing, industrial and speciality papers
Healthcare and Education:
  • The CK Birla Hospital for Women: a chain of world class hospitals committed to the care of women, with the first hospital open now in Gurgaon
  • The BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata: a cardiac speciality hospital in Kolkata
  • The Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata: a super speciality hospital in Kolkata
  • The Rukmani Birla Hospital: a super speciality hospital in Jaipur
  • Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi: a premier engineering institute nurturing minds for over 6 decades
  • Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata: a well-known an all-girls' school
  • Rukmani Birla Modern High School, Jaipur: a renowned senior-secondary school
CK is also a keen philanthropist and is deeply committed to creating sustainable positive impact. The 3 CK Birla Hospitals are at the heart of the Group's charitable work and have been looking after the healthcare needs of the general public with a special emphasis on treating the needy for the past 4 decades. The CK Birla group is also dedicated to creating a meaningful difference within the community in the areas of Science and Technology, Art and Culture, and heritage preservation. The Group also works to improve the livelihoods of rural and underprivileged communities. CK serves on the National Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry.