Ajay Relan completed his B.Com (Hons.) and took three years training from Harvard Business School, U.S.A under Owner/President Management (O.P.M.) Programme. He is a dynamic entrepreneur having a vast experience in the line of manufacture of automobile components and setting up of new projects and its successful implementation. He is responsible for overall manufacturing operations, Plant, Research & Development, Product Development and complete supervision of the Company.
Chief Operating Officer
Aashim Relan is the Chief Operating Officer of the company. He is responsible for managing the Supply Chain, Operations, Strategy & Innovations. He is recognized as one the youngest business leaders in the country. He graduated in Finance & Economics from Emory University, Atlanta and has various other business certifications.
Dr. Sivanandi Rajadurai
Dr. Rajadurai is a scientist in the field of catalysis, physical chemistry and emission control, focused on protection of the global environment. He has devoted nearly 36 years to scientific innovation, pioneering theory and application. He holds a Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in physical chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Dr. Rajadurai has authored hundreds of published papers, reports and several patents from his research on solid oxide solutions, free radicals, catalyst structure sensitivity, and catalytic converter designs.
Chief Financial officer
Vivek Bhatia, the President & CFO is responsible for Finance, Accounts, IT and Secretarial and reports into the Managing Director and the COO. Vivek is a member of ICAI since 1991 and ICSI since 1996 and has more than 25 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, Secretarial, IT and Legal. Besides, he has attended Advance Leadership course in University of California, LA. Prior to joining SMIL, Vivek had stints with Minda Auto Corporation (2011-2013), Arcelor Mittal (2008-2011), GKN Driveline India (1996-2008) as CFO & Company Secretary and with Rollatainers (1993-1996) and A F Ferguson (1991-1993) as Finance and taxation team member. His last stint was with Jamna Auto from February 2013 to June 2016 in Corporate office Delhi where he was Associate President (Finance & Legal) & CFO.
Sanjiv Kumar Yogi
Chief Purchasing officer
Sanjiv Kumar Yogi is a Mechanical Engineer & MBA (Marketing & Finance) by profession with 21 years of rich experience in Indian Auto Industry. He has worked with Global organizations like Yamaha Motors (2007-2015), Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd (2000-2007) & Denso India Ltd. (1996-2000) and has developed an unmatched competency in leading the functions of Strategic Procurement & Planning/Supply Base Management/Purchase Engineering/Cost Innovations/Project Management & Control. Communication & Relationship Management with Business Partners is one of his key strengths which helps him achieve targets at SMIL creating robust supplier base at SMIL for all business verticals.
President - Sales & Strategy
Sitangshu Goswami is a mechanical engineer by profession. He has been associated with companies like Eicher, EDAG, Magna and has spent around 29 years in the field of Automotive design. A profit driven and innovative mechanical engineer with visible accomplishments in planning, operations, business development, product design & development and the effective management of resources. A proactive and self motivated leader and team builder with convincing communication, effective motivation and interpersonal skills at all levels. Sitangshu's vision is to make Sharda Motor a preferred mobility partner of the automotive industry by creating value through innovation and high quality.
Legal & Strategic affairs
Pradeep Rastogi has over 30 years of Post Qualification experience in the industry in the field of Corporate Finance & Law. He is a fellow member of Institute of chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) and a Law Graduate from Delhi University. He has also completed his Post Graduation Studies in the field of "Alternative Dispute Resolution" from Indian Law Institute (ILI). He is also a member of the All India Management Association (AIMA). Presently, he is working with M/s Sharda Motor Industries Limited as "President-Legal & Strategic Solutions".
Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
Nitin Vishnoi is the Company Secretary & Compliance Officer of the Company having over 21 years of post qualification experience in the field of Corporate Governance, Compliance Management, finance, accounts, taxation and project finance. He is a fellow member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with Honours. He contributed in implementation of ERP system and other financial tools in the Company. He is leading the Corporate Governance Philosophies of Company/Group Companies & continuous streamlining of processes and systems by introducing best benchmarks of the Industry.
Chief People officer
Abinash Upadhyay, a professionally qualified Human Resource Management practitioner, has achieved his Post Graduate Diploma in HR from Xavier Institute of Social Services (XISS) Ranchi. He has been associated with brands like Hero Honda, NESTLE India and Apollo Tyres and has spent around 20 years in these organizations at senior levels. Abinash has wide range of experience which covers People & Talent Management, Organizational culture & Change management, Employee Relations & Employee Engagement, Learning & Development, Global Mobility and Total Rewards. He has the single biggest vision to make Sharda Motor a Learning Organization and create a SMIL Leadership Academy with a view to develop future business leaders for various organs of the business.