Shri Narinder Dev Relan
An inspiration for hard work and honesty.
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 Executive Officer
Aashim Relan is the Chief Executive 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.
Mr. Puru Aggarwal
President & Group Chief Financial Officer
Puru Aggarwal, President & Group Chief Financial Officer at Sharda Motor, is a highly accomplished professional renowned for his expertise in finance, governance, and management. Holding qualifications as a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, and Cost & Management Accountant, he brings over three decades of extensive experience from distinguished roles at multinational corporations such as Teva Pharmaceuticals, Coca Cola India, EY, and Vaibhav Global Ltd. Alongside his academic prowess, Mr. Aggarwal has honed his leadership skills through diverse leadership & management programs at Harvard Business School and Wisconsin. His multifaceted background positions him as a key contributor to Sharda Motor's financial success and strategic growth.
Executive Director and Company Secretary
Nitin Vishnoi, Executive Director and Company Secretary at Sharda Motor Industries Limited. With a bachelor's degree in commerce with Honours and being a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, he brings over three decades of extensive professional experience and specialized expertise in Corporate Restructuring, Compliance Management, and Corporate Governance. Having overseen the Corporate Secretarial Department, his contributions extend beyond, encompassing pivotal roles in finance, accounts, and corporate strategic planning. Notably, he successfully spearheaded the implementation of an ERP system within the company. Currently, Mr. Vishnoi is at the forefront of shaping and leading the Corporate Governance Philosophies of the Company and its Group, constantly refining processes and systems by incorporating industry-leading benchmarks.
Chief Manufacturing Officer
K K Sharma, Chief Manufacturing Officer at Sharda Motor Industries Limited, is a seasoned specialist in cost-saving strategies and plant operations. With a robust Business Commerce Degree from Delhi University and executive training, he brings a valuable blend of academic excellence and hands-on experience to the business landscape. Demonstrating a commitment to strategic leadership, Mr. Sharma enhanced his skills through an Executive Education Programme Certificate in Strategy Formulation and Execution from the Indian School of Business, followed by a Senior Management Programme at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode. His expertise spans Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Project Management, Industrial Relations, Cost Savings Strategies, and Plant Operations, showcasing a diverse skill set. With a customer-centric approach and a strategic mindset, Mr. Sharma excels in cultivating strong relationships and overseeing projects from inception to completion. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in the organization's transformation and restructuring efforts, contributing significantly to its overall success.
Viekas K Khokha
Sr. Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO)
Viekas K Khokha, the Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) at SMIL, brings a dynamic wealth of experience from Management Consulting and P&L/Business Leadership roles across prominent multinational corporations and leading Indian organizations. With a focus on emerging technology-focused industries, he has collaborated in cross-functional domain with FORTUNE 500 industry leaders like Ascom, Bharti Airtel, Zimmer Biomet & Dhanuka Agritech to name a few. Proficient in deploying HR Tech Platforms, Viekas adeptly utilizes technology to streamline HR processes. He is channelizing the Talent, Culture and Process Transformation at Sharda Motors making it a progressive & inclusive workplace. Academically, he holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering & PGDBM (Full Time) and has pursued advanced course in Talent Management from the Wharton School, US.
Chief procurement and Program Management Officer
Ashish Kulkarni, Chief procurement and Program Management Officer at Sharda Motor, bringing a wealth of expertise to the role. With an impressive career spanning 16 years as Director – Global Purchasing at Tenneco and 12 years as Commodity Manager at Mahindra & Mahindra, he has demonstrated extensive industry knowledge. Ashish holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Production Engineering from Mumbai University. Complementing his academic achievements, he completed the General Management Program in Business Administration and Management at Welingkar Institute of Management. Additionally, he successfully concluded the Senior Management Development Program from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, further solidifying his position as a seasoned and well-rounded leader in the field.
Senior Vice President - R&D
Dnyanesh Dandekar, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Sharda Motor Industries Limited, is a results-driven professional with 25 years of industrial expertise. Known for strategic acumen, he excels in charting pathways for new products, technologies, and features within existing products, with a notable focus on developing value package propositions. Dnyanesh brings proven skills to team management, ensuring alignment with organizational values and motivation to achieve both business objectives and individual goals. With a rich background that includes significant roles at Kirloskar, Cummins, and Tenneco, Dnyanesh Dandekar is a seasoned leader in Research and Development, consistently driving innovation and excellence in his field.
Vice President – Transformation & Strategy
GD Takkar, Vice President – Transformation & Strategy at Sharda Motor Industries Limited, is a seasoned professional with a wealth of strategic acumen and global experience in Business & Finance functions. His diverse skill sets include M&A, Business Strategy, Corporate & Business Finance, Treasury, Restructuring, Transformation, FP&A, Controllership, Taxation, Enterprise Risk Management etc. Besides extensive experience in executing M&A transactions, nurturing crucial stakeholders’ management and a comprehensive understanding of 'Greenfield' facilities, Mr. Takkar also excels in securing substantial funds and equity for the businesses. He holds a distinguished graduate degree in commerce coupled with CA and CMA credentials besides certifications in various areas of finance.