Samay Kohli

CEO and Cofounder


Samay Kohli is the Group CEO and Co-Founder of GreyOrange, a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures and deploys advanced robotics and automation systems for warehouses, distribution and fulfilment centres. Founded in 2011, GreyOrange is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Hong Kong, Japan, India, Germany and UAE, and a state-of-the-art Research and Development centre in Gurgaon, India.


With deep domain expertise, world-class hardware and software engineering and the passion to solve complex business problems, the company is advancing the way logistics and supply chain processes across the world are being optimized. GreyOrange has achieved a high market share in this segment of the industrial automation industry and the success of the company lies in its flagship products; a high-tech army of robots, called Butlers, and advanced profiling and sortation systems, called Sorters. Samay's key focus in the company includes global expansion, product development for the next generation of products, and making the GreyOrange brand an obvious choice for modernizing and improving supply chain efficiencies;


Samay was part of the team that created one of India's first indigenously created humanoid robots, AcYut, in 2007. He has represented India in robotics competitions across 13 countries; winning Gold medal at the RoboGames (formerly ROBOlympics) in San Francisco in 2009, among many other accolades. Samay has also been involved in organizing workshops in more than 25 educational institutions globally – including Stanford University, Louisiana University, MIT, IITs, IIIT, NITs and many more.


Recently Samay made his way into MIT Technology Review's global list of '35 Innovators under 35' and Forbes Asia's '30 under 30' success stories. Under Samay's leadership, GreyOrange has also found its place among the world's 'Top 50 Robotics Companies' featured in Robotics Business Review, and has been highlighted in BBC, CNN, Fortune, The Robot Report, Robotics Tomorrow, Engadget, Gizmodo, Manufacturing Tomorrow, Tech in Asia, Modern Materials Handling, Supply Chain Asia, Logistics Insight Asia, South China Morning Post, Economic Times, Business Today and Financial Express.


Samay has been a keynote speaker at several prominent conferences including Nasscom's Engineering Summit, The Unilever Foundry, Standup Startup India, Surge CII Innovation Summit and many others.


Samay is an alumnus of BITS Pilani, and has a Masters degree in Economics and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering.