Vinayak Deshpande is an Independent and Non-executive Director at Philips Lighting India Limited. He is also the MD of Tata Projects and comes with a strong background in building and growing companies focused on projects and services (TATA Honeywell, Tata Tele, HCC, Tata Projects). He is also on the boards of Voltas and Kennametal India.
As the Managing Director of the company he has been instrumental in diversifying the company's business in 'Urban Infrastructure' and 'Civil Construction' winning projects to build Urban Metro systems. Under his leadership, Tata Projects has been voted as the `Most Admired Construction Company' by `Construction World' and was also awarded 'Exemplary Project' of the year award by Dun & Bradstreet and E & Y for building Krishnapatnam (2x800 MW) Supercritical thermal power plant. The company also won the EPC World 'Outstanding Contribution in Power T&D award' for building the Nellore Kurnool transmission line.
Vinayak is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, he has over 30 years of rich experience handling different roles in diverse industries.