Mr. Narendra Kumar Harihar Kale


Mr. Narendra Kale is a visionary serial entrepreneur with degrees from IIT Kanpur and Harvard. He is the man behind successful ventures like Kale Consultancies and Kale Logistics that have the reputation of being the leading software solutions provider with a presence in five continents and more than nine countries. He is also the co-founder and executive council member of Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, College of Engineering, Pune. In 2007, IIT Kanpur conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.


Mr. Kale received his bachelor's in Electronics & Telecommunications from the College of Engineering, Pune, in 1974. In 1976, he received his M.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kanpur. From 1976 to 1979, he worked as a consultant with TCS designing and developing software systems for financial services. From there on till 1983, he headed the Systems Group in the University of Pune and developed and conducted the first-ever course on computer applications which was later adopted as the national standard by UGC. All this while, he continued wracking his brains to venture into his own business and finally started Kale Consultants where he served as the Chairman till 7 July 2011. Started with two people and an investment of Rs. 1 million, the company has emerged one of the leading solutions providers to the airline and the travel industry. It has its presence in nine countries and five continents and serves more than 120 airlines across the world. In 2010, it bagged the Corporate Award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity by NASSCOM in India.

While pursuing his entrepreneurial endeavors, he also studied an Advanced Management Program at Harvard University, an intensive course for CEOs from 65 different countries across the globe, in 1996. Mr. Kale is a highly accomplished serial entrepreneur and is behind the successful ventures Silverline Technologies and Kale Logistics. With his vision, zeal, ambition, passion, and perseverance, he has led these companies to phenomenal successes. These companies are credited for building innovative technological solutions with a lot of "FIRSTS" in the software technology and application products arena. The "Firsts" include hotels, hospitals, Banking, and Educational products built in India and deployed across the globe. Taking his entrepreneurial zeal to the next level, he laid the foundations of Bhau Institute of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and leadership at the College of Engineering Pune, in 2007.

In 2015, Mr. Kale was awarded the Excellence in Business and Industry BMM Puraskar from Brihan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM), an apex body of all Maharashtrians in the USA. He is a member of many national and international delegations and committees on the innovative use of information technology. He is also a consultant with Indian Bank's Association; and is also an invited Member on Rangarajan Committee on banking industry automation. He is also intimately involved in health care and educational activities for social uplift programs in India. He is an advisor with SVJC Trust for the total transformation of the rural community in remote India and supports CORD for women empowerment and self-reliance.

Achievements and Honors

  • Technology Provider of the Year, 2016.
  • Best IT Solution Provider, 2016.
  • Innovative SCM IT Provider of the Year, 2015.
  • Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, 2015.
  • Best IT Solutions Provider, 2015.
  • IT provider of the Year, 2014.
  • Supply Chain IT Solutions Provider, 2014.
  • Global Academic Recognition Kellogg's B-school, 2013.
  • Best Technology Service Provider, 2012.
  • Best SCM Solutions Provider, 2012.
  • Best SCM IT Solutions Provider, 2011.
  • Best IT Solution Provider in the Logistics Industry, 2010.
  • Emerging IT Solutions Provider in the Logistics Industry, 2009.
  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2007 by IIT Kanpur.