Rajesh Kamath to head thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions’ operations in India



New Delhi: 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 honored 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 positions 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.’