Dr. Raghupati Singhania, Chairman & MD
Dr. Raghupati Singhania is the Chairman & Managing Director of JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. – Pioneers of Radial technology in India and leaders in the Indian Tyre Industry, and the manufacturers of the well known “JK Tyre”, “Vikrant” and “Tornel” brand of Tyres. He is also the Chairman of JK Tornel, S.A.de C.V., Mexico, a wholly owned subsidiary of JK Tyre.
JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. is a member unit of J.K. ORGANISATION, one of the oldest large business houses in India. Group Companies are engaged in manufacture and exports of a wide range of products such as Automobile Tyres & Tubes, Paper, Cement, Woollen Textiles, Cotton Textile Yarn, Hybrid seeds, Dairy & Food products, Cosmetics, Insurance, Power Transmission systems including - V-Belts, Oil seals, Industrial rubber products, apart from generating power using wind & solar energy, Healthcare and Education. It has overseas manufacturing operations in Mexico, Kenya and Portugal and also has offices in USA, UK, Hong Kong, Dubai and China.
Dr. Singhania is also Chairman,J.K.Fenner (India) Limited; Director , JK Lakshmi Cement Limited and JK Agri-Genetics Limited; President - Managing Committee, Hari Shankar Singhania Elastomer &Tyre Research Institute (HASETRI); Member – Managing Committee, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute(PSRI); besides, Director of various other public limited companies. He is Pro-Chancellor of JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur
Dr. Singhania is serving various leading Apex Chambers and Government bodies of India, like, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Member of National Council; PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) – Past President & Senior Member of Managing Committee; Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) – Past President of North India Council, and Member – Executive Council; Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association (IRMRA) – (A Govt. of India body) – President; Asia-New Zealand Foundation - Honorary Advisor. He has served Automotive Tyre Manufacturers Association (ATMA) as Chairman; Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), as Deputy President; Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) – (A Government of India body), as Member; Rubber Board - Kottayam - (A Government of India body), as Member; Chemical & Allied Products Export, Promotion Council (CAPEXIL), Government of India, as Chairman of Auto Tyres & Tubes Panel; Indian Wire Rope Manufacturers Association (IWRMA), as Chairman; Xavier Institute of Management (XIM), Bhubaneshwar, as Member of Board of Governors; Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Chennai, as Member of Board of Governors; Various apex bilateral bodies of Indian and International Business community, as Chairman. His illustrious career is studded with numerous prestigious recognitions and awards.
He is a technology savvy business leader and also keeps himself tuned with changing times. His remarkable visionary abilities blended with innovative & entrepreneurial zeal have been best demonstrated in his pioneering effort of ushering radial technology in India way back in 1977 when all other tyre companies in the country were grappling with intricacies of conventional technology.
Under his stewardship, JK Tyre has been actively promoting Motorsport in the country for over three decades, as it’s the perfect platform to test the potency of our products in extreme conditions.
JK Tyre played the most significant role in developing Motorsport in India and promoted Car Rallying for almost a decade and a half. The company launched and instituted the National Karting and Racing Championships in 1997. JK Tyre is the first Indian company to acquire a FIA accredited series Formula BMW Pacific and rechristened it as the JK Racing Asia Series. India’s pride and world class race drivers like Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim, Aditya Patel have all graduated from JK Tyre’s karting and racing programs.