Mr. Madhukar Vinayak Kotwal

Former Member of the L&T Board & President Heavy Engineering

Areas of Interest:

Hi-tech Manufacturing, High-strength Composites, Systems Integration for Nuclear, Defence & Aerospace, Super-heavy Alloy & Stainless Steel Forgings for Nuclear, Defence & Hydrocarbon Industries, IT applications in Manufacturing, Project Management using Theory of Constraints, International Business, Greenfield Facilities, Innovation


Mechanical Engineering, Integrated Systems

Consultancy Areas:

Greenfield Facilities, Project Management, High-tech Manufacturing, Heavy Equipment for Defence, Nuclear, Aerospace & Hydrocarbon Industries, Global Business Development


Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs, Consultancy Firms

Major Professional Contributions:

Authored several papers in National & International Conferences on Specialised Equipment Manufacture, Project Management. Was member of multi-country Technology Advisory Group for ITER Nuclear Fusion Project in France, Ex-Member of National Aeronautics Advisory Group of GOI, Ex- Chairman of Process Plant Manufacturers Association, Ex-Chairman of FICC Defence Committee, Ex-Member of Vijay Kelkar Committee on Defence.

Professional Experience:

  • Started career in L&T as a Junior Engineer in Oct 1968, covered a wide range of responsibilities & positions, finally joining the Board of L&T in Aug 2005.
  • I retired in Aug 2015 as Member of the L&T Board & President Heavy Engineering, with complete P&L responsibilities for Heavy Engineering and Shipbuilding activities of the company.


Manufacturing, System Integration, Project Management, Global Business Development


Contact Information


B-81, Godrej Sherwood CHS, Mumbai-Pune Road, Shivajinagar, Pune-411005.
Phone: +91-9867499199, 9821121911 (M), +91-20-65400110 (R)

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  • BE Mechanical, University of Mumbai.
  • FNAE.


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Business Leader of the Year Award, 2009 - Chemtech Foundation.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated To: Section IX: Energy Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2008

Year of Birth: 1948