Posted on Mar 6 2014 - 11:17pm by IBC News

anigifBangalore, 6 March 2014… CII Karnataka today announced their new office bearers for the year 2014-15. Mr. Sandeep Kumar Maini, Director, Maini Precision Products Pvt Ltd will take over as Chairman of CII Karnataka State Council form the incumbent Chairman Mr. Soumitra Bhattacharya, Joint Managing Director, Bosch, while Mr. A. M. Muralidharan, President, Volvo Construction Equipment, India will serve as the Vice Chairman. Mr. Maini’s name was announced at the first meeting of the reconstituted Karnataka State Council held in Bangalore today.

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Maini is the Chairman of the Maini Group of Companies since 2007. The Group consists of companies that have Domestic and International Operations in the fields of Automotive & Aerospace, Plastics & Composites, Material Handling Equipments, Storage Systems, Electric Vehicles and All-Terrain Vehicles.

The Maini Group is also the founder promoter of REVA, the largest selling Electric Car in the world. He was the Chairman of Reva from 2007- 2010 and now serves as a Director on the Board of Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles.

In addition the Maini Group has several Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances with Global Leaders in various sectors. Mr. Maini has been involved with CII Yi (Young Indians) since its formative years and has also chaired the Young Indians – Bangalore Chapter-CII in the past.

Mr. A. M. Muralidharan is the President of Volvo Construction Equipment in India.

He is responsible for all market-facing activities across Volvo CE, overseeing customer operations as well as general management including sales, ecosystem expansion and marketing for the business.

Muralidharan is a key member of Region Asia management team of Volvo Construction Equipment and has a 15 year long tenure at Volvo. With over 28 years of experience, Murali has an impressive track record of driving transformations to create high value customer-centric organisations in India, Belgium and Singapore. He has been credited with setting up the Construction Equipment Business in India in 1997. Murali has also held various leadership positions within Volvo including MD Volvo India.

Prior to joining Volvo, Muralidharan worked with Ingersoll-Rand India Ltd as a Business Leader, where he was responsible for their construction and mining business and in Escorts in construction equipment sales. Muralidharan holds a BE degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing and Systems. Murali also heads the CSR panel for CII in Karnataka.