Volvo India Managing Director Kamal Bali elected as the new Chairman of CII Karnataka, 2017-18

Mr Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India Private Limited has been elected as the Chairman of CII Karnataka State Council for the year 2017-18. His name was announced at the meeting of the reconstituted Southern Regional Council held in Bangalore on Friday.

Mr Bali was the Deputy Chairman of CII – Karnataka for the year 2016 -17. Kamal Bali, 58, joined the Volvo Group in India in April 2014, as Managing Director and a Board member of the company. With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, predominantly in the automotive industry, Kamal has worked for well-known Indian brands and established multinational corporations in India. He has had an insightful experience in the functional areas of sales, marketing and supply chain, before taking over P&L responsibilities in the year 2002.

Kamal has accumulated precious cross-functional knowledge, is respected for his values’ based leadership, professionalism and has strong ethos. He has been deeply associated with transforming and establishing organizations of repute. Currently, he also holds the following positions:-

  • Board Member of Swedish Chamber of Commerce
  • Industry Advisory Executive Panel (IAEP) member of CIMA, London.
  • Member of the Karnataka Government Vision Group (Industry)

“It is indeed a matter of pride and honour to take over as the Chairman, of CII Karnataka State Council for the year 2017-18. CII has been working tirelessly to create and sustain an environment conducive to the growth of industry in India, partnering with the industry and government alike through advisory and consultative processes. To be elected to Chair such an organization is an honour in itself, to be asked to do it for a state such as Karnataka known for its forward thinking and initiatives towards creating a more industry-govt. friendly eco system is a rare privilege indeed. As always, CII Karnataka has a very significant agenda in the coming year and we will pursue the same tirelessly, especially to build the capacity and capability of our membership, engage with other stakeholders to advocate win-win policy interventions, so as to create a distinct Brand India’’, said Mr Bali.

About AB Volvo Group
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2015 the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about SEK 313 billion (EUR 33.4 billion). The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Goteborg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit

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