Amita Birla is the Co Chairman of the CK Birla Group. A global business leader with extensive experience in successfully leading Companies, Amita has led organizational transformation initiatives within the CK Birla Group including a move towards a more effective workforce, enhanced people processes and stronger brand positioning. Her people-focused leadership has catalyzed the introduction of global standards in these aspects of the businesses.
The CK Birla Group is a growing $1.8 billion conglomerate that has a history of enduring relationships with renowned global companies. The Group operates in three industry clusters: technology and automotive, home and building, and healthcare and education.
With over 20,000 employees, 41 manufacturing facilities, 4 Hospitals, 24 service delivery locations, an Engineering Institute, reputed schools and numerous patents and awards, the Group’s businesses are present across five continents.
The industry clusters it operates in are as follows:
Technology and Automotive:
Birlasoft: Global solutions integrator
GMMCO: Distributor of construction and mining equipment, and engine power systems
NEI: Producer and exporter of bearings
Neosym: Grey and SG iron casting manufacturer
Home and Building:
HIL: Manufacturer of green building products, industrial insulation and low cost housing
Orient Cement: Cement manufacturer, with Birla A1 as the flagship brand
Orient Electric: Consumer products company producing fans, lighting, kitchen, home appliances and switchgear
Orient Paper: Manufacturer of writing, printing, industrial and speciality papers
Healthcare and Education:
The CK Birla Hospital for Women: a chain of world class hospitals committed to the care of women, with the first hospital open now in Gurgaon
The BM Birla Heart Research Centre, Kolkata: a cardiac speciality hospital in Kolkata
The Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata: a super speciality hospital in Kolkata
The Rukmani Birla Hospital: a super speciality hospital in Jaipur
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi: a premier engineering institute nurturing minds for over 5 decades
Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata: a well-known an all-girls’ school
Rukmani Birla Modern High School, Jaipur: a renowned senior-secondary school
Amita is especially passionate about Healthcare and IT services.
Under her leadership Birlasoft is today on a solid foundation to deliver industry leading growth in the future. For over 2 decades, Birlasoft has been committed to delivering technology solutions, while keeping the quality of service as paramount. Birlasoft recently announced the coming together with KPIT, a global technology major, to create two companies in the ‘Digital Business IT Services’ and ‘Automotive Engineering and Mobility Solutions’ spaces respectively
In the Healthcare space, Amita has been personally dedicated to setting global industry benchmarks through the CK Birla Hospitals that have created milestones in the healthcare. The 3 CK Birla Hospitals are at the heart of the Group’s charitable work and have been looking after the healthcare needs of the general public with a special emphasis on treating the needy for the past 4 decades. Amita is committed to continuously providing unmatched Patient Experience through Clinical and Service Excellence in an inclusive environment that embraces innovation and quality combined with compassion, commitment, accountability and transparency.
Amita is a philanthropist. Besides healthcare, she is deeply committed to social development especially in the areas of Science and Technology, Art and Culture, and heritage preservation. She is a strong believer in education and empowerment for women. Amita is a strong supporter of diversity in the workplace and developing women leaders.