Speakers

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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.

Anand Venkateswaran
Senior General Manager, Sales Logistics
Hyundai Motor India

Anand joined Hyundai Motors in 1998 as their Regional Sales Manager (Southern Region, following 16 years with Tata Motors. He has over 18 years of experience in supply chain management and currently heads the outbound logistics team for both domestic and international markets. He is Co-Chairman of the logistics group at the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers and an active participant in the CII Institute of Logistics. He received the India Sea Trade Award and the International Maritime award from Indywood earlier this year for his work in promoting multimodal logistics via domestic coastal ro-ro operations.

Colin MacDonald
CEO & Managing Director
Renault Nissan India

Colin has served as CEO & managing director of Renault Nissan Automotive India since April 2015. He has extensive experience within the Renault-Nissan group entities. Colin achieved a BA Honours in economics & business management and an MBA from Durham University, UK. After graduation, Colin worked for Nissan UK where his portfolio covered production control, logistics strategy & planning, quality improvement and cost management. He held various management positions in different locations across the world. Later, he was appointed Vice President at Renault Nissan Alliance Logistics Europe. In his current role, Colin leads the Alliance’s biggest manufacturing facility in the world and is responsible for overall strategy, P&L, operations and team management.

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.

Shailendra Singh
Assistant Vice President
Maruti Suzuki

Shailendra is a graduate of chemical technology and has more than 18 years automotive industry experience. He has published papers for international conferences in Japan, Europe and USA. He holds two national titles in India winning first position in two national level events from amongst 100 corporates. Shailendra completed his MBA from ICS, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo with flag of honour.

Vinodha Jeyanthilal
Director, Business Strategy and Planning Asia Pacific PS&L
Ford

Vinodha has 23 years of industry experience in areas including process control instrumentation, IT, dealer management systems, learning and development, and logistics. She has handled supply chain management for Asia Pacific and Africa operations covering 11 different markets and also systems planning and implementation, and is currently responsible for business strategy and planning for service parts in Ford Asia Pacific.

Achal Paliwal
CEO
TML Distribution Company Ltd.

Achal has nearly three decades of experience in the Indian Automotive Industry. He has previously worked for automotive industry leaders such as Maruti Suzuki India, where he held various roles, and Honda Cars India, where he was head of logistics and exports. He also worked for a brief period with OTS (Australia) as Country Head. As the CEO of TML Distribution, a 100%-owned Tata Motors subsidiary, Achal is now engaged in the logistics and distribution of passenger and commercial vehicles. He has worked as a passionate advocate for the automotive logistics industry at various forums such as SIAM, CII, and ICC; and is a member of the SIAM Logistics Group and the National Logistics Council of CII.

Puneet Gupta
Associate Director South Asia Automotive Sales Forecast & Advisory
IHS Markit

Puneet manages the Vehicle Forecast for Asia at IHS Markit, leading a team based in Bangkok. With 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, he has been involved in areas including channel sales, sourcing and manufacturing, working with leading car manufacturers like Maruti Suzuki, Renault and Yamaha in India. A mechanical engineer with an MBA from MDI, Gurgaon, Puneet is widely quoted by the likes of Reuters, the Economic Times, Mint, Hindu, Bloomberg, the BBC, and Business World.

Mohd Shahid
Head – Logistics operations Supply Chain Management
Daimler India Commercial

Mohd is divisional manager with Daimler India Commercial.

Nidhish Kuchhal
General Manager - Outbound Logistics
Mahindra & Mahindra

Nidhish is an accomplished logistics professional with 24-plus years of experience in sourcing, supply chains, vendor development and distribution management. He is well-versed in the management of complex supply chains and the use of logistics as a strategic tool to generate substantial cost reductions and operational efficiencies. Nidhish has a wealth of hands-on experience and has successfully developed and implemented many supply chain projects.

Sandeep Sharma
Head Supply Chain Management Automotive India
Continental India

Sandeep has worked with Continental since June 2012, and is responsible for customer demand planning and logistics, warehousing, material planning, imports and transportation. Previously, he was with Honeywell India in their aerospace division as head of the international supply chain. He has over 25 years of experience in automotive, electronics, manufacturing and the functional areas of global sourcing, procurement and supply chain management.

Panchapakesan Venkataraman
GM Purchase
Renault Nissan India

Deepak Garg
CEO
Rivigo

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