Company Overview -> Leadership
Mr. Sharad Bal
Mr. Bal is the founder and the driving force behind Automatic Group of Companies. As a qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Bal has over 36 years of experience in driving various business functions in the industry verticals:
- Financial Services
- Media and Consulting
Mr. Bal has proven expertise in
- Corporate Finance and Accounting
- Investments and acquisition
- Corporate Strategy
- Global Collaborations
- Business Expansion
- Vendor Development
- Human Resource Management
Mr. Bal started business activities in 1977 and have managed to now grow the business into a diversified group which employs over 1500 professionals across India.
As the Chairman of our Company, he is involved in mentoring the leadership team, advising on strategy and all aspects of Company’s expansion and diversification plans.
Mr. Bal is also on the board and advisory committees of various reputed groups and institutions of India.
Mr. Amit Kulkarni
Founder, Director and CEO – Automatic Infotech
Mr. Amit Kulkarni is the driving force behind Automatic group’s IT Practice.
Prior to Automatic, Mr. Kulkarni was a Founder Member and Director of NETPOINT-Pro GmbH where he was responsible for SAP Practice, Customer engagements, Human Resources and Sales Functions.
Mr. Kulkarni has also spent over 6 years with fortune 500 German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp and was an integral part of the ThyssenKrupp Engineering Global Centre of Excellence. As a core member of the ThyssenKrupp Engineering Global SAP Implementation team, Mr. Kulkarni is credited with invaluable contributions in the successful implementations across South Africa, Australia, Mexico, USA and Germany.
During his association with the companies and stay in Germany, he has learnt the culture, language and he is known for people’s person and also considers Germany has his second home.
Mr. Kulkarni has over 20 years of experience in SAP and IT Consulting with expertise in
- Project Management
- Business Consulting
- Application Design and Development
- System Architecture and Administration
- Organizational setup
- Establishment of ONSITE – OFFSHORE delivery centres
Mr. Kulkarni has studied Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. He also holds a Masters Diploma in Computer Software & Applications and has successfully received over 10 SAP Technical Certifications from SAP UK.
Mr. Kulkarni has also completed the advanced diploma in German language from Carl Duisburg Gesellschaft, Germany.
Mrs. Vrinda S. Bal
Mrs. Bal is a qualified Chartered Accountant. She manages the
- R & D functions
within the group.
Prior to joining the Family Business, Mrs. Bal was part of the senior management team at Siemens and has been responsible for various Corporate Responsibilities in India and Europe.
Mrs. Bal has over 30 years of experience in driving various business functions in the industry verticals:
- Media and Consulting
Mrs. Bal has proven expertise in: Corporate Strategy, Project Execution, Marketing and Business Development, Customer Relationship Management, Vendor Management and Administration.
Mrs. Pallavi Kulkarni
Mrs. Kulkarni is the legal backbone of the group. She is a qualified Lawyer and has actively practised Corporate and Family Law in Mumbai high court.
Mrs. Kulkarni has proven expertise in:
- Corporate Law
- Human Resources
She is responsible for defining legal strategy, advising on domestic and international data privacy regulations, supporting commercial transactions, managing the organizations’ intellectual property portfolio, and ensuring regulatory compliance.
She also leads the Human Resources function and is responsible for Automatic’s commitment to recruit, retain and develop the most talented employees. Mrs. Kulkarni drives strategic organizational growth and transformation at a global level while managing complex international operations and HR with an array of industry-shaping companies.
Year 2004-06, she also represented the Group in Germany and rest of Europe strengthening the group’s relationship with European Customers and Partners. During her stay in Germany, she also completed advanced courses in German language and speaks fluent German.