Arun Firodia
Alma materIIT Bombay
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management
OccupationChairman of Kinetic Engineering Limited
Spouse(s)Jayshree Firodia
Children3, including Sulajja Firodia Motwani
AwardsPadma Shri (2012)

Arun Firodia (born 1943) is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman of Kinetic Group,[1] India's leading manufacturers and exporters of two wheelers. Arun Firodia obtained his B.Tech with distinction in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai in 1965. He later went to US and obtained his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He completed his M.S. in Management from Sloan School of Management.[2]

He was awarded the Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2012.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life

Arun Firodia is the son of late Shri. H.K. Firodia founder of Kinetic Engineering Limited, married to Jayshree Firodia who serves as director of Kinetic Engineering Limited. They have one son Ajinkya Firodia who has recently been appointed to the position of Managing Director of Kinetic Engineering Limited and three daughters Sulajja Firodia Motwani who is the current Joint Managing Director of Kinetic Engineering Limited, Vismaya Firodia who was the vice president of Kinetic Engineering Limited until she ventured into a start-up of her own and Kimaya Firodia Kelkar has made her own niche as a design professional abroad.

Honours and awards

Year Award
2012 Padmashri for excellence in Trade & Industry
2007 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Award for distinguished achievement and exceptional service to Country, Society and MIT
2006 Auto Cluster Appreciation Award in appreciation of initiative and efforts for the successful operation of ACDRIL
2006 Pune Super Achievers Award instituted by ASM's – IBMR and IIBR jointly with Vision India
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award instituted jointly by SIAM, ACMA, ICICI, and Overdrive Magazine
2005 TERI – Corporate Social Responsibility Award
2004 The Helen Keller Award
2003 FICCI Annual Award for outstanding achievement in Employment of Physically Challenged people


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  2. ^ "Our Founder: H. K. Firodia". Archived from the original on 7 August 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Padma Shri Awardees". Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Sancheti to be honoured with Padma Vibhushan". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Four Punekars win Padma". Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Republic Day: Muthuraman, Subbiah, Priya Paul among Padma awardees". The Times Of India. 25 January 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2012.