Mr. K.M. Pai
Non Executive & Non Independent Director
Mr K M Pai has done MSc(Maths) from I I T Bombay and PGDM( Finance) from I I M Bangalore. He is also a qualified Cost and Management Accountant and a Company Secretary. He began his career in ABB, Baroda as a Systems Analyst. He had a five year stint in Finance, Costing and Budgeting in BHEL, Delhi and Bangalore. He has worked in Bajaj Tempo Ltd and Kinetic Engineering Ltd Pune in Finance, Taxation, Project Management and Management Accounting during which he was instrumental in arranging funding for Pithampur Project from IFC Washington. Mr Pai has overseen the establishment of Murudeshwar Ceramics Limited and successfully managed its public and rights issues. Before joining OBL, Mr Pai had a long stint in Bell Ceramics Ltd where he successfully set up India’s first dry process ceramic tile plant, near Bangalore and oversaw the implementation of ERP system. He later served as the Managing Director of the company. At Orient Bell Ltd, Mr Pai oversees all commercial functions that include Finance, Accounts, IT, Materials, Logistics, Secretarial and Sales and Distribution. He assists the board in shaping company’s long term policies and strategies for growth and profitability.