IILM University welcomes Hitachi India’s Managing Director Bharat Kaushal’s as Chancellor

New Delhi, 19th June 2023: IILM University, based in Greater Noida, is privileged to welcome Mr. Bharat Kaushal, Managing Director, Hitachi India as the esteemed Chancellor of the institution. With a distinguished career spanning several decades, Chancellor Kaushal brings a wealth of experience and expertise to IILM, propelling it to new heights.

As the Managing Director for Hitachi India, Chancellor Kaushal has achieved remarkable success over the past six years. He oversees a conglomerate of 28 businesses, with a workforce of over 33,000 employees. Additionally, he leads around 30 manufacturing sites and cutting-edge research and development centres.

Hitachi India’s burgeoning footprints is a testimony of how Hitachi is transforming and touching lives of millions through Social Innovation Business. Hitachi’s partnership with India dates back to 1930’s, and since then Hitachi has been strengthening is colossal voyage of business acumen.

Hitachi, through its technological prowess, is accelerating innovation with partners across the world to create social, environmental, and economic values. We strive to co-create and collaborate with the policy makers to enhance a citizen’s lifecycle comprehensively, by repurposing the critical sectors of IT, Energy, Urban Mobility, Payments, e-Education, Healthcare, Agriculture, and e-Governance.

Hitachi has been at the forefront of driving, collaborating and supporting the Indian government’s mission of financial and digital inclusion. Hitachi Payment Services and State Bank of India (SBI) Joint Venture (JV) for the establishment of a state-of-the-art card acceptance and future ready digital payment platform for India combines the unparalleled distribution network, customer trust of SBI with cutting edge technology and services of the Hitachi Group in areas such as digital payments technology, services, big data, analytics and artificial intelligence.

With Green Technology, Digital Technology and Innovation at the forefront, we have been driving value-based outcomes through IoT enabled solutions envisioned to connect and assimilate devices, people, infrastructure, and processes. With Hitachi’s innovative and globally recognised OT (Operational Technology) X IT solutions and data analytics, customers progress from IoT-enabled interactive devices to artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices with the cognitive functions of living beings. This is a testimony of how technology touches live and fuels the digital revolution. Through this technological leap, Hitachi has been continuously laying foundations of a new world of possibilities for policy makers, businesses, and organizations to enhance quality of life.

Prior to his tenure at Hitachi India, Chancellor Kaushal had a distinguished role, being the first non-Japanese CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) in India. With over 20 years at SMBC, he held various senior management positions, demonstrating his expertise in macroeconomic policy, government advisory, project finance, debt restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions.

Chancellor Kaushal’s contributions extend beyond the corporate world. He is a member of the Indo-Japan Task Force (IJTF) and serves as the Convenor of the Financial Strategy Group, addressing policy and operational-level concerns between Japan and India. Additionally, he has served as a Strategy Advisor to the India Investment Centre and contributed his expertise to the Economic Policy Unit of the World Bank in Washington DC.

Armed with a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University and an MBA from Northeastern University, Chancellor Kaushal brings a global perspective to his role as the honorable chancellor.

Under his guidance and mentorship, IILM has set new milestones and is looking to establish itself as a center of academic excellence, creativity, and industry relevance. The university offers a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Engineering, Management, Law, and Liberal Arts.

IILM’s strong alliances with industry leaders such as IBM, Infosys, NASSCOM, Apple iOS, Microsoft, and Oracle Academy provide students with invaluable career opportunities and hands-on experience. These collaborations foster a dynamic learning environment and equip students with the skills needed to embrace the transformative potential of Industry 4.0.

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