(MD, JK Cement Ltd)
A businessman par excellence at only 36 years, Dr Raghavpat Singhania is amongst the youngest managing directors of India across the manufacturing sector. Exuding compelling and rich experience, Raghavpat is a seasoned professional in the grey and white cement industry. An avid researcher in the domain of new building products and materials, he is a gentleman brimming with youthful energy and wisdom.
Starting at JK Cement Ltd (JKCL) in 2007 as a special executive, Raghavpat received training under industry stalwart, late Shri Yadupati Singhania. As years passed, he learnt the expertise of the trade and was soon helming the company’s transformation journey. The young MD has been instrumental in charting the company’s strategic roadmap, thus helping the organisation be ready for the future.
The milestones that JKCL has achieved under Raghavpat are phenomenal. In pursuit of the company’s aspirations to expand and grow, it has ramped up its installed grey cement capacity to 14.7 MnTPA — making it one of the top most cement manufacturers in the country. JKCL is the foremost manufacturer of wall putty globally and the international third-largest manufacturer of white cement. He has spearheaded the company’s foray into international markets with the setting up of the subsidiaries — JK Cement Works (Fujairah) FZC and JK White Cement (Africa) Ltd.
Raghavpat is a man known for his passion to explore new possibilities arising out of consumer insights and need gaps— thus leading the diversification and augmentation of the company’s product portfolio comprising innovative building material solutions.
He believes in the strength of building strong and enduring brands, a testament to which are the marquee brands of JKC WhiteMaxX and JKC WallMaxX achieving the coveted title of Superbrand for two years, consecutively.
According to him, people are an organisation’s strongest asset and form the foundation of a company’s growth and development. Such values and the organisation’s culture of trust, meritocracy and empathy have earned JK Cement the Great Place to Work certification, two years in a row.
Raghavpat is dedicated towards establishing the company’s vision and commitment and in taking it ahead by ensuring that its values and ethics are always upheld and propagated. Conscious of the responsibilities owed to society, he deems that quality education and vocational training for youth are an integral part of nation building. He holds youth and their future close to heart and some institutions giving shape to his vision are Yadupati Singhania Vocational Education Foundation, Sir Padampat Singhnania University, LK Singhania Education Centre, LK Singhania Public School and LA Education Centre.
Raghavpat attended the executive leadership programme at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and is a graduate of the Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. He served as a member of the CII Delhi State Council, President of Rotary and is also a trustee of many charitable organisations. He has been honoured with the honorary doctor of philosophy by the department of Neurosciences, School of Advanced Medical Sciences and Technologies, Iran.
He is also the managing director of JK Cement Works, (Fujairah) FZC, which is a subsidiary of JK Cement Ltd in the UAE.
A person true to his ideals and gifted with astute business acumen, Raghavpat is a leader to watch out for.
IFSC CODE : KKBK0000203
MICR No.: 110485046
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