Nikhil Kumar – Designated as Managing Director of the Company with effect from October 1, 2012. Was the Joint Managing Director of the Company from October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2012. He has completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Karnataka Regional Engineering College, Suratkal. He has also studied General Management in Harvard Business School in 1997. He has over 20 years of work experience in the manufacturing business of electrical rotating machines. He has worked in Kirloskar Electric Company from 1990 to 2000 as a General Manager in charge of their Bangalore factory. He is responsible for overall management of our Company’s operations, strategic planning, technology alliances and sales and marketing.
Hitoshi Matsuo – Appointed as whole-time Director of the Company in charge of Japanese branch operations with effect from October 1, 2012. Was the Managing Director of the Company from February 16, 2001 to September 30, 2012. He has completed his Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from Kanazawa University. He has over 44 years of work experience in high voltage vacuum contractor design, power plant engineering and power plant sales. Prior to joining our Company, he was working with Toyo Denki as General Manager.
Tadao Kuwashima – Director of the Company since August 28, 2006. He has completed his engineering from Tokyo University. He has over 45 years of work experience in power equipment, manufacturing and quality industry. He has been working with Toyo Denki, Japan for over 35 years until January 2002 and joined our company in February 2002. He is responsible for product design and quality functions in our Company.
Nandita Lakshmanan – Independent Director of the Company since January 13, 2011. She has completed her Master of Arts in English Literature from Delhi University. She has over 10 years of work experience in public relations consultancy. She was the founder and Chief Executive Office of The Practice, a public relations firm specialising in technology, healthcare, education and consumer domains. She has also served the Public Relations Consultants Association of India (PRCAI) as President from 2006 to 2008. Currently she heads the knowledge forum at PRCAI and is also on the board of Dream a Dream, a non government organisation focused on impartial life skills to children
Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur – Independent Director of the Company since January 13, 2011. He has completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi. He has completed fellowships in Diagnostic Radiology, Section of Ultrasound, CT and MRI (body) from The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Centre in 1994 and fellowships in Diagnostic Radiology, Section of Neuroradiology from Yale University School of Medicine in 1995. He has received a certification from the American Board of Radiology in 1998. He is also an assistant clinical professor at Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He received the Modern Medicare Excellence Award for the Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007. He has over 10 years of work experience in diagnostic radiology and internal medicine.
Nitin Bagamane – Independent Director of the Company since January 13, 2011. He has completed his Bachelor of Arts from St. Joseph College of Arts and Science, Bangalore. He has over 20 years of work experience in business and industry. He is associated with manufacture and export of granite products as well as real estate and construction activities for the past twenty years. Currently, he manages a Special Economic Zone for IT activity consisting of 125 Acres in Bangalore.
Mr. Ravi K. Mantha – Independent Director of the Company since December 2, 2013. An author, social entrepreneur, angel investor and corporate adviser, he is developing an affordable housing community, is an investor in an affordable school project, as well as a project employing disabled youth in a commercial venture. He also serves on the advisory board of the Action for India forum. He is Chairman and President of TiE Singapore chapter and a trustee of TiE global, a global network of entrepreneurs. For ten years from 2001-2011, he was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments in Boston and London, where he co- managed the $35 billion Select global equity portfolios. He earned a B.A in liberal arts from the University of Puget Sound in Washington State. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).Ravi is also a best-selling author of non-fiction. He is also a motivational speaker, and he has spoken at several TEDx events around the world as well as at corporate events.