8–10 December 2015
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Amlan Bose
Vice President - In-Bound Logistics, Exports & Customs Ops.
Ford

With 18 years automotive industry experience in India/Asia Pacific and Europe, Amlan currently leads Ford’s Asia Pacific team in the launch of new plants/facilities, vehicles and powertrains. He is responsible for setting material flow strategies and the logistics network across Ford’s Asia Pacific operations. Amlan is based out of Chennai, India and is a frequent speaker at automotive forums.

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RS Kapoor
Vice President
Maruti Suzuki India

Kapoor has worked for Maruti Suzuki for more than 30 years. During his tenure, he has worked in a variety of functions including production, administration and spare parts. In his current role he heads outbound logistics. Kapoor has driven many initiatives including incorporating technology into logistics operations and a focus on driver training.

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Prem Verma
Chief Executive Officer
TML Distribution Company

Prem has spent nearly 26 years in sales and marketing, managing different product lines ranging from lighting products, consumer electronics with Philips and commercial vehicles with Tata prior to his current assignment as head of the TML Distribution subsidiary of Tata Motors. A graduate of the University of Delhi, Prem is co-chairman of SIAM’s logistics committee.

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PR Ramakrishnan
General Manager, Marketing Support and Administration
Honda Siel Cars India Limited

PR is General Manager, Marketing Support and Administration at Honda Siel Cars India Limited.

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Kalpesh Pathak
Vice President Corporate Purchase & Supply Chain Management
Fiat India

Kalpesh is responsible for the supply chain management of car, powertrain and corporate divisions located in Ranjangaon, near Pune. He has spent more than two decades in supply chain management within the automotive, consumer durables and engineering industries, and been involved in establishing supply chain models and business practices for five Greenfield projects –three in automotive, one in consumer durables and one in engineering – in both India and overseas. He is on the logistics committee of SIAM and the Import-Export committee of SIMA , as well as being a representative on the CII-Western Region.

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Nigel Harris
President
Ford India

Nigel Harris is President of Ford India.

Gopalakrishnan Kuppusamy
Deputy General Manager, Material Planning and Logistics
Visteon Automotive System

Sushil Rathi
Senior Vice President
Mahindra Logistics

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Mohd Shahid
Divisional Manager
Daimler India Commercial

Mohd is divisional manager with Daimler India Commercial.

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Rajiv Bajaj
CEO & Managing Partner
Nomura Research Institute India (NRI)

Rajiv has over 22 years’ experience in consulting and industry. He started his career at international consultancy Andersen Consulting/Accenture in India where he specialised in operations and supply chain improvement. He has also worked for auto components firm Rico Auto Industries, where he was in charge of strategy, business development, supply chain and M&A, including establishing Rico’s supply chain in the USA and Europe. He later became Executive Director there, before going on to work as India Managing Director for international industrial product supplier, Hollingsworth & Vose. In 2012, he moved back to consulting with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, before taking up his present role.

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Ramesh Ramalingam
General Manager- Purchasing
Renault Nissan India

Ramesh is General Manager of purchasing at Renault Nissan India. He is responsible for the sourcing of material, logistics and service support. He has over 27 years of experience, 24 for of which are in purchasing. He has been with Renault Nissan for the past seven years. He is a qualified mechanical engineer and has an MBA.

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Sanjay Bandopadhyaya
Joint Secretary
Ministry of Road Transport

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Nishish Kuchhal
Deputy General Manager, Demand Chain Management
Mahindra & Mahindra

Nidhish is a supply chain professional with 23 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management with leading car and auto component manufacturers including Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Auto Component and Volvo Eicher. His expertise lies in strategic sourcing, spend analysis, reverse auctions, cost reduction, supply chain management, sales and operations planning, engineering change management and inventory control. He is accredited for achieving transformational cost savings with the use of alternative thinking. In his current assignment, he developed a responsive, reliable and flexible supply chain to bring down demand fulfilment time by one third and improved customer commitment adherence.

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Sudhir Jaiswal
Vice President International Operations, Automotive & Farm Equipment Sector
Mahindra & Mahindra

With 25 years experience, Sudhir is responsible for order execution, global supply chain, commercial and profitability management of international operations. He is the process owner of project appraisal and Cap Ex planning for the company’s Auto and Tractor divisions. Previous assignment include Ashok Leyland, India where he served as Special Director, Business Development. He began his career with Tata Steel where he worked in a variety of roles spanning plant operations, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, treasury and related corporate finance activities. He became Chief of Corporate and Project Finance for Tata Steel based in Mumbai. Sudhir is Fulbright Scholar and has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT Jamshedpur and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

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Julian Bevis
Member
FICCI Infrastructure Committee

Julian is a member of the FICCI Infrastructure Committee

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Jasjit Sethi
Chief Executive Officer
TCI Supply Chain Solutions

As head of TCI Supply Chain Solutions, Jasjit has experience of working with industry segments including automotive, retail, telecoms and chemicals. He is an alumni of Harvard Business School, Amity Business School and Punjab University, Chandigarh, besides short-term courses with the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Powai and National University of Singapore, among others. He sits on the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Logistics Council; the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) National Committee on Infrastructure; and the CII National FMCG Committee. He is also a past President of the Delhi Roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals).

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Vinnie Mehta
Director General
Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India

Vinnie is Director General of the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India .

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Shri H.D Gujrati
Director, Operations and Business Development
Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL)

He is in-charge of operations, business development, HR and administration within the Corporation. He is a postgraduate in Physics and has an MBA in Finance and PGDM/Marketing. He joined the Indian Railway Traffic Service in 1985, before taking the post of Director (Operation & Business Development) in DFCCIL, he was working as Executive Director/Traffic on the Railway Board of the Ministry of Railways. Prior to this, he has worked as Executive Director/Freight Marketing and Director/Traffic, Director/Safety in Railway Board and group general manager/strategic planning, International marketing and operations at the Container Corporation of India Ltd. He started his career on undivided South Eastern Railway, the Blue Chip Railway of Indian Railways. He has vast experience in rail transportation including freight operation, multimodal logistics, traffic planning, strategic planning and use of information technology in rail transportation.

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Milind Wabke
Deputy General Manager
Mahindra & Mahindra

Milind has over 30 years experience in design and development, logistics process planning, in-plant facilities and manufacturing engineering. He is currently in the demand chain management function, with the Centre of Excellence for Packaging established in May 2010. He is an expert in packaging development and was involved in the planning and implementation of logistics systems for the Scorpio and Logan model launch.

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Shailendra Singh
General Manager Logistics
Maruti Suzuki

Shailendra completed his MBA in Tokyo and spent time at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate in chemical technology and has more than 14 years of experience in the automobile industry. Presently, he leads a 600 strong manufacturing team, which produce Dzire, Swift, Alto and Zen Estilo.

RS Kapoor
General Manager Logistics - Outbound
Maruti Suzuki

Mayank Agarwal
DGM- Supply Chain Management
Minda Corporation

Mayank is DGM of supply chain management at Minda Corporation.

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Harikrishnan Sundaram
General Manager, Business Development & Marketing
Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd

Harikrishnan is General Manager, Business Development & Marketing at Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd.

Ilhami Arslanoglu
Vice President of Automotive Sector, APAC
DHL Supply Chain

Ilhami is Vice President of Automotive Sector, APAC for DHL Supply Chain.

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Amit Kaushik
Managing Director, India
Urban Science

Amit, who is based in New Delhi, has over 15 years of experience in the Indian automotive industry. Before joining Urban Science, he established and managed the Indian operations of JATO Dynamics. Prior to that, he worked for more than five years with IHS Automotive. He also spent nearly a decade in a variety of roles at automotive OEMs including Tata Motors, Honda Cars and Fiat. Amit graduated in mechanical engineering and holds an MBA degree from MDI Gurgaon.

Hari Sivaprakasam
C,L&D Director India
UTi

Hari is C, L and D Director, India for UTi.

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Naveen MP
Automotive Sector Head
DHL Supply Chain India

During the past ten years, Naveen has worked with various automotive and manufacturing OEMs in India to implement a range of logistics solutions for them. He was instrumental in the development of the automotive and manufacturing sector for supply chain division in India including the launch of LLP programs. He currently leads the sector development team (Automotive and Manufacturing sectors) for the supply chain division in India. Naveen has done his engineering degree from University of Madras, India and is an M.S in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, the USA

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Umesh Bhanot
Chief Operating Officer
APL Logistics VASCOR Automotive

Umesh was appointed Chief Operating Officer upon the company’s incorporation in 2012. Prior to APL Logistics VASCOR, Umesh was Vice President at Adani Logistics. Umesh began his career with the Indian Railway Traffic Service, working with CONCOR (Container Corporation of India) for five years before joining Adani Logistics in 2005. He has extensive experience in the fields of container transportation, terminals and CBU transportation. Umesh also holds an MBA from Delhi University and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

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Srinath Manda
Program Manager, Transportation and Logistics
Forst & Sullivan

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Amit Kaushik
Principal Analyst (Autos)
IHS Automotive

Amit has over 12 years of experience in developing and implementing global strategies and cost effective solutions for harmonized planning processes like rolling revenues as well as operational planning in the Indian motor vehicle Industry. Amit is currently at IHS Automotive as head of commercial vehicle sales and production forecasting coupled with advisory services for South Asian region. In his current role, Amit is responsible for deriving and developing market forecasts and future product planning for both passenger as well as commercial vehicles for various Asian countries. He also executes consulting projects, including market assessment, market entry strategies, long-term strategy, business planning, technology trends, and the competitive environment. Prior to joining IHS, Amit worked for Tata Motors, Honda Cars, and Fiat SpA in diversified strategic roles which were focused onto global sourcing, value chain management, new product development and so-on. Amit holds an MBA degree from MDI Gurgaon and completed his under-graduation in Mechanical Engineering. Amit speaks regularly in various business conferences, and is widely quoted in print and online media as a subject matter expert in the automotive space.

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Girish Bhobe
General Manager Spares Sourcing
Mahindra and Mahindra

Girish currently heads the automotive spare parts department for Mahindra and Mahindra, and was involved in its restructuring last year. He has worked in various sourcing verticals for the carmaker over the last 30 years where his last assignment was a General Manager for Strategic Sourcing for the automotive and farm equipment sector. He is a mechanical engineering graduate and management post graduate from the University of Mumbai.

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Colin Howard
Sales Director - RPS West
Goodpack Ltd

Colin has over 25 years experience across a diverse range of disciplines including product design, sales and marketing, and program management. He has worked across automotive, FMCG, logistic and packaging. Colin is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the sales operation across the Western continents for Goodpack’s automotive division. He travels extensively, meeting many OEM’s and tier suppliers to discus and developing reusable packaging solutions to deliver commercial and environmental supply chain benefits. He is a regular speaker at the Automotive Logistic conferences.

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Mark Morgan
Director of Business Development
Bureau Veritas

Mark has been in finished vehicle logistics since 1998, working in sales and marketing for a variety of logistics service providers and damage management Between 2006 and 2010 he was Executive Director of ECG, the European vehicle logistics association whose membership comprises finished vehicle specialists from across Europe.

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Gur-Prasad Kohli
Managing Director India
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Gur-Prasad joined the Mercantile Marine from high school and spent 17 years at sea. After completing an MBA, he joined the Asian headquarters of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2000. He was Country Head for the Philippines for four years moving to Hong Kong as Managing Director in 2006. In April 2011, he moved to Head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics for South Asia. Gur-Prasad reached 25 years service that same year for the Wallenius Wilhelmsen group of companies.

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Jasjit Sethi
Chief Executive Officer
TCI Supply Chain Solutions

In a career spanning 20 years, Jasjit has worked first as a logistics user and now as a logistics provider. He is the past President of the India Roundtable of CSCMP (Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals), and is a current member of the CII National Logistics Council. He has an MBA in Finance from Amity Business School and a BSc from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

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Christopher Tiffany
Regional Vertical Lead, Automotive APAC
DSV