MR. C.K.Birla is the chairman of the CK Birla Group, a conglomerate operating in nearly every industry possible, be it home and building products, automotive and technology, or healthcare and education. The Group has strategic alliances with some of the world’s leading companies like Caterpillar, Ford and Daimler. Not only is he the chairman of various other companies like AVTEC, HIL, National Engineering Industries, Neosym, Orient Cement and Orient Paper Industries, he is also associated with various national and international institutions. His roles comprise that of the Member of the Commonwealth Business Council; Chairman of the board of governors of the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi; Chairman of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur and Member of the board of governors of The Calcutta Medical Research Institute. Other Group companies and organisations include Birlasoft, GMMCO, Orient Electric, the Birla Institute of Technology, the BM Birla Heart Research Centre, the Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Modern High School for Girls, and the Rukmani Birla Modern High School.