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Rajesh Kamath to head thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ operations in India

Rajesh Kamath will head thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India, the plant engineering group company of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (BU Uhde) in India. Kamath will take over the reins of the Indian EPC business in India from the CEO & Managing Director PD Samudra, who superannuates at the end of June 2021, after heading the company from 2014 as the first Indian, since its incorporation as an Indian company in 1977.

The official handover was formalised in an online meeting of the company’s key account Customers, Business Associates and Press on June 23 2021 in the presence of Dr Sami Pelkonen, CEO Business Unit Uhde to which the Indian company belongs.

Speaking at the event, Dr Pelkonen thanked Samudra for his outstanding contributions to the group, and the Indian office in particular, in a long and illustrious career spanning 4 decades. ‘Your vision, incisiveness, excellent relations fostered with Customers, and untiring zeal in advancing thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has been exemplary, and along with the Indian teams of past and present times, have helped bring our India operations to reach a position among top ranking engineering firmaments in India. We wish you the best going forward. We have a worthy successor in Mr. Kamath, whose considerable experience in the EPC business, will surely help to take the success story of India forward.'

Thanking Dr Pelkonen, Kamath expressed how honoured he was to be heading thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India. ‘The legacy is enormous,’ he said. ‘thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India is a front-runner in the EPC business of chemical plants and with our vast experience, dedicated strong team, continued support from our customers and our parent company, I am sure that we will succeed in the years to come as well. I am looking forward to the new role.’

A graduate engineer form Bangalore University, Kamath led Air Liquide Engineering and Construction (E&C) in India, in addition to holding many leadership positons with EPC firms prior to this assignment. 

Earlier at the event, Samudra thanked the Customers and Business Associates at the event for their constant trust, the Management of thyssenkrupp for the support to the company, and his Management Team and employees for their engagement and collaboration. ‘Our success is a result of the unstinted support of all of you. We cannot thank you enough for your engagement and constant trust.’

PD Samudra will superannuate at the end of June 2021

Rajesh Kamath will head the company from July 1 2021

About Business Unit Uhde

thyssenkrupp’s Business Unit Uhde combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.

About thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India) [tkIS India]

tkIS India is one of the leading Indian Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) companies committed to providing the entire range of services from concept to commissioning of plants for the Petrochemical, Refinery, Chemical, Fertilizer, Metallurgical and Chlor-Alkali industries in India and abroad. tkIS India is one of the largest private sector Engineering consultancy and contracting companies in India operating over four decades.

tkIS India undertakes both EPCM services & Lump sum Turnkey (LSTK) contracts for projects in the above sectors in India & Internationally.

tkIS India operates from two modern design / engineering offices in Mumbai and Pune with over 1,400 qualified and trained staff. tkIS India’s rich experience of 850 plus contracts in India and abroad, access to internationally-acclaimed licensors, quality-certified (ISO 9001) systems and client-oriented approach makes it the ideal and complete EPC partner, across a wide range of industries and sectors.

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