Sunjay Kapur

Sunjay Kapur

Mr. Sunjay Kapur is the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Sona BLW Precision Forgings Limited (Sona Comstar). With over two decades of experience and expertise in the automotive industry, Mr. Kapur hold eminent positions in several autonomous industry associations and fora. He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He is the Deputy Chair of CII Northern Region (2024-25) and Chair to the CII Europe Committee (2023-24). He is on the Governing Board & Council of CII-VLFM (Visionary Leadership for Manufacturing) Programme, on the Advisory Board of CII-Triveni Water Institute, and a Member of CII Task Force on Global Value Chains (GVCs). He has notably served as the Co-Chair of the CII National Manufacturing Council (2020–23) and elected Chairman of CII Haryana State Council (2020–21).

Mr. Kapur recently concluded his two-year term as President of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (2021-23). He is presently Mentor to the Young Business Leaders’ Forum (YBLF) at ACMA. Mr. Kapur is a member of the All-India Management Association (AIMA) Council. He is also a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Delhi Chapter, and Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO Gold), New Delhi.

Mr. Kapur is on the Board of Governors of his alma mater, The Doon School, India since 2020. He also serves as Chairman of the school’s Sports Committee, promoting sports and overall development amongst students. Mr. Kapur is also on the Advisory Council of Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing (MIGM), India. Recognized globally for his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Kapur was notably elected as the Global Chairman of Entrepreneurs' Organization (2007-08), becoming the first and only person from India to hold this prestigious position.

He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Buckingham, U.K. Additionally, he was in the class of ‘The Birthing of Giants’ program at MIT, USA, a three-year program by EO, MIT, and Inc. Magazine. In 2013, he completed the Owner President Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School. He has also completed a program on 'Growth in the Family Enterprise' at the Indian School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

Mr. Sunjay Kapur is a doyen of the Indian Auto Industry. He serves as an Independent Director on the board of several listed and other companies. Prior to his appointment as Non-Executive Director, Mr. Kapur was the Managing Director of the Company and has been continuously associated with the company since August 2006. In his previous role as Managing Director, Mr. Kapur was responsible for management of the whole of affairs of the Company.

Vivek Vikram Singh

Vivek Vikram Singh

Mr. Vivek Vikram Singh is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (computer science and engineering) from HBTI, Kanpur and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has over 18 years of experience, including eight years of experience in the automotive industry. He is inter alia responsible for overseeing the production of auto components and systems platform in electric vehicles and hybrids, capital allocation decisions, external shareholder management at our Company. He was awarded ‘Entrepreneurial CEO of the Year 2021’ by EY India in April, 2022. He was also recognised as one of the India’s 40 under forty hottest business leaders by the Economic Times in 2018. He joined our Company on July 1, 2016. He was appointed as the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer on our Board with effect from July 5, 2019.

Amit Dixit

Amit Dixit

Mr. Amit Dixit is Head of Asia for Blackstone Private Equity. Since joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Dixit has been based in Mumbai and led various investments in South Asia and global technology-enabled services. He has over 25 years of experience.

Previously, Mr. Dixit was a Principal at Warburg Pincus and started his career at Trilogy Software. Mr. Dixit received an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MS in Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai where he was awarded the Director’s Silver Medal for graduating at the top of his program. Mr. Dixit has established the first Chair exclusively for women faculty pursuing research in science and technology at IIT Mumbai.

He currently serves as a Director of Mphasis (NSE: MPHASIS.NS), TaskUs (NASDAQ: TASK), Aadhar Affordable Housing Finance, Essel Propack (EPL.NS), Sona Comstar (SONACOM.NS), IBS Software, ASK Investment Managers Limited, VFS Global AG and Blackstone India. Mr. Dixit was previously a Director of Intelenet Global Services, Trans Maldivian Airways, PGP Glass Private Limited, Jagran Media, Igarashi Motors India, S.H. Kelkar Fragrances and Emcure Pharmaceuticals.

Jeff M. Overly

Jeff M. Overly

Mr. Jeffrey M. Overly is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in industrial management from the University of Cincinnati and a master’s degree of science in admin from Central Michigan University. He has over 43 years of operating experience. He is on the board of directors of, among others, Performance Food Group, Sabre Industries, a BX portfolio company, Schenck Process Holding GmbH and Packer Sanitation Services Incorporated. Prior to joining our Company, he worked with The Blackstone Group for 10 years where he was an Operating Partner in their Private Equity group. He was appointed as an Independent Director on our Board with effect from February 12, 2021.

Prasan Abhay kumar Firodia

Prasan Abhay kumar Firodia

Mr. Prasan Firodia is a graduate in Business Administration from the European Business School and Regents College, London, UK. After completing his education, he joined Jaya Hind Industries in 2002 as Director Operations. Jaya Hind Industries has steadily climbed the ladder of success under his dynamic leadership. It is the only company to win the “Best Foundry in India – Large Sector” Award six times in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2022.

Jaya Hind Industries is today a preferred supplier to almost all leading national and international automobile manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai, Ford, Skoda, Volkswagen, PSA, Renault, Volvo etc, etc for high precision and critical components like cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, bed plates, transmission cases, etc.

Every Mercedes car manufactured in India since 1997 is powered by an engine that is made at Force Motors. A dedicated facility has been set up near Pune that produces all the engines and axles fitted on all Mercedes Cars and SUVs made in India.

In 2014, he initiated a dialogue with BMW that culminated with Force Motors setting up a dedicated manufacturing facility in Chennai that produces engines and other aggregates for all BMW Cars and SUVs made in India.

In 2018, under his leadership, Force Motors entered into an agreement with Rolls-Royce Solutions AG., to set up a 51:49 joint venture that manufactures in India and supplies worldwide the renowned MTU Series 1600 engines (545hp to 1050hp) for power generation, under-floor rail and other applications.

In 2022 as part of plans to grow internationally, he acquired LMG Manufacturing GmbH, an auto component manufacturing business in Hoym, near Leipzig, Germany through Jaya Hind International BV, Netherlands a fully owned subsidiary of Jaya Hind Industries Pvt. Ltd. This unit will produce high precision electro-mobility components for leading German and European OEMs.

He was listed in the “Top 100 CEO’s in 2016” by Business Today magazine. He has also been awarded “Most Influential Young Leader for 2021-22” by AsiaOne Magazine. Mr. Prasan Firodia is a Trustee and the President of the Aluminum Casters Association of India (ALUCAST), and is on the executive committee of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).

Shradha Suri

Shradha Suri

Shradha Suri Marwah is the Chairperson & Managing Director of Subros Ltd. Established in 1985, Subros Ltd is a joint venture between the Indian Promoters, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan and DENSO Corporation, Japan. The Company is recognized as a market leader in Thermal products and technologies and is in technical collaboration with DENSO Corporation Japan.

Shradha is also the elected President (2023-25) of Automotive Components Manufacturers Association (ACMA). She is also the Chairperson of Pillar 2 (Government Affairs & Strategic Affairs) and Pillar 5 (Media, Image building and PR Comm) at the association.

She is part of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the term 2023-24 and holds various other key positions within the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Shradha has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. She also went on to earn two post-graduate degrees, a master’s in management and a Masters in Economics & Information Systems from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London. She has over 23 years of experience in the automotive industry.

Venkata Rama Subbu Behara

Venkata Rama Subbu Behara

Venkata Rama Subbu Behara (B V R Subbu) is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts (honours) from the Bangalore University and a master’s degree of arts in economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He also holds a post graduate diploma in international trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is an auto industry veteran who has served as the president of Hyundai Motor India Limited and earlier held positions in Tata Motors Limited. He is a presently a director on the board of directors of KPIT Technologies Limited, Ola Electric Mobility Private Limited, Greaves Cotton Limited, Ampere Vehicles Private Limited and MTAR Technologies Limited, among others. He was appointed as an Independent Director on our Board with effect from July 5, 2019.

Manisha Girotra

Manisha Girotra

Manisha Girotra is Chief Executive Officer of Moelis in India. She was previously Chairperson and Country Head for UBS in India. With a career spanning 30 years with UBS in London, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Delhi and with Moelis, she has bootstrapped both these organisations in India, setting up the teams, obtaining necessary regulatory licenses, building the brand, the corporate governance and the business model. She was the youngest CEO of a global investment bank in India at the age of 32. Manisha has advised over US$ 500 Bn of mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt fundraisings through her career. Some of the landmark transactions include Vodafone US$ 12 Bn acquisition of Hutch’s telecom business, Bharti Airtel’s US$ 10 Bn acquisition of Zain Africa, US$ 65 Bn merger of HDFC-HDFC Bank, Birla Group’s US$ 6 Bn acquisition of Novelis.

Manisha is on the Global Board of Naspers and Prosus, a US$ 200 Bn market cap technology investor, Ashok Leyland and Mindspace Business Parks REIT. In addition, Manisha is a mentor for working women and aspiring working women at ‘Aspire For Her’ a start up wanting to put 1mm women into the workforce by 2025.

Manisha represents the banking industry’s viewpoint on several panels of SEBI, CII, FICCI and other industry associations. Her contributions have been widely recognised through industry accolades by being named as one of the ‘50 Women to Watch’ by The Wall Street Journal and being nominated in the ‘Top 50 Women in Business’ by Forbes & Fortune and being named ‘Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in India’ by Business Today.

Manisha graduated in Economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi and was awarded the Dr. Manmohan Singh Gold Medal for academic excellence for her Master’s Degree from the Delhi School of Economics.