Kamlesh Pande is an alumnus of IIT Bombay and He was Head of Technology Management with Mahindra and Mahindra, Vice President (R&D and Innovation) with Thermax Ltd., Pune, and Chief (R and D) with Forbes Marshall ,Pune. Prior to that, he was with Tata Consulting Engineers, Corporate R and D of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited ( BHEL) and Tata Energy Research Institute.
He was deputed to Moscow by Govt. of India on MHD Program, co-ordinated the Indo-US Conference in Washington on CFC-free Refrigerators, and was also on the USAID-sponsored team to study operation of the US Energy Companies. Till July 2012, for five years, he was the Adjunct Professor at SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay, After retirement, he is now a visiting faculty at SJM School of Management and IIT Bombay.