BDB Advisory Council



David Todman

Member – BDB Advisory Council (UK)

Ajay Sharma

Member – BDB Advisory Council

Jan Tapanainen

Member – BDB Advisory Council (Finland)

Vijay Pandey

Member – BDB Advisory Council

A Shivkumar

Member – BDB Advisory Council

Deepak Takkar

Member – BDB Advisory Council

Sunil Walunjkar

Member – BDB Advisory Council

David Todman
Member - BDB Advisory Council
UK

Mr David Todman specialises in Engineering, Food and Beverage and pharmaceutical sectors with a focus on overseas market development and channel management.

He has over 25 Years Senior Sales Management and Marketing experience in both UK and International roles working with ‘blue chip’ organisations that include; Alfa Laval, ITT and Invensys APV. Beginning in a technical sales role and then moving in to export sales roles as well as periods of expatriate senior sales management roles in Asia and Middle East.

David Todman
Member - BDB Advisory Council
UK

Mr David Todman specialises in Engineering, Food and Beverage and pharmaceutical sectors with a focus on overseas market development and channel management.

He has over 25 Years Senior Sales Management and Marketing experience in both UK and International roles working with ‘blue chip’ organisations that include; Alfa Laval, ITT and Invensys APV. Beginning in a technical sales role and then moving in to export sales roles as well as periods of expatriate senior sales management roles in Asia and Middle East.

Ajay Sharma
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Ajay Sharma has more than 32 years of experience in Special steel- Long Products, Auto & Engg segment including 23 years in Sales & Marketing and 9 years in SMS plant, technical services, QA, application engineering and product development.

After completing B.E. Metallurgy, Mr Ajay Sharma has completed Management development program from IIM, Ahmedabad and Managerial grid program.

Mr Ajay Sharma has achieved competencies in Communication & Presentation skills, Pricing & negotiation / Credit policy, Marketing policies / Customer mapping, Pan India market network of special steel - in forging, bright bar, value added, auto components & non - auto segments, Business strategy for creating sustainable model and OEM & Product approvals.

Ajay Sharma
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Ajay Sharma has more than 32 years of experience in Special steel- Long Products, Auto & Engg segment including 23 years in Sales & Marketing and 9 years in SMS plant, technical services, QA, application engineering and product development.

After completing B.E. Metallurgy, Mr Ajay Sharma has completed Management development program from IIM, Ahmedabad and Managerial grid program.

Mr Ajay Sharma has achieved competencies in Communication & Presentation skills, Pricing & negotiation / Credit policy, Marketing policies / Customer mapping, Pan India market network of special steel - in forging, bright bar, value added, auto components & non - auto segments, Business strategy for creating sustainable model and OEM & Product approvals.

Jan Tapanainen
Member - BDB Advisory Council
Finland

Mr Jan Tapanainen has more than 25 years of experience, of which almost 21 years is in sales and sales support.

He has completed his masters in industrial management from the University of Vaasa after a degree in industrial economics. He served in the Finnish Army for one year.

He has been a member of the board at several organisations. He has handled exports, sales and sales support across regions including the Middle East, East Europe, Asia, North America, and Scandinavia.

Jan Tapanainen
Member - BDB Advisory Council
Finland

Mr Jan Tapanainen has more than 25 years of experience, of which almost 21 years is in sales and sales support.

He has completed his masters in industrial management from the University of Vaasa after a degree in industrial economics. He served in the Finnish Army for one year.

He has been a member of the board at several organisations. He has handled exports, sales and sales support across regions including the Middle East, East Europe, Asia, North America, and Scandinavia.

Vijay Pandey
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Vijay Pandey has more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Engineering and Consumer Durable sectors.

He has proven track record of milestone profit, volume and customer-satisfaction achievements, optimally combining cost control, revenue growth, operational efficiency and process improvements as independent Profit Centre / SBU Head. He is recognized for lead-by-example management style and execution excellence to achieve budgeted top-line.

He has achieved competencies in P&L Responsibility, Leadership and Coaching, Sales & Marketing, Logistics & Warehousing, Channel Management, Organizational Transformation, Change Management, Customer Care and Service Marketing, New Business Establishment.

Vijay Pandey
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Vijay Pandey has more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Engineering and Consumer Durable sectors.

He has proven track record of milestone profit, volume and customer-satisfaction achievements, optimally combining cost control, revenue growth, operational efficiency and process improvements as independent Profit Centre / SBU Head. He is recognized for lead-by-example management style and execution excellence to achieve budgeted top-line.

He has achieved competencies in P&L Responsibility, Leadership and Coaching, Sales & Marketing, Logistics & Warehousing, Channel Management, Organizational Transformation, Change Management, Customer Care and Service Marketing, New Business Establishment.

A Shivkumar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr A Shivkumar has more than 39 years of experience in Industrial Engineering sector.

He has started his career as a Sales Engineer in one of the major engineering sector group in India and rose to the position of Chief Executive of a company in the same group. His career span covered various positions, different businesses and multi-locations. He has handled domestic as well as international operations covering P&L, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D & Talent management.

He has achieved competencies in Business Growth Strategy, Starting New Business, and Creating marketing & distributor organisation, Change Management , Talent Management & Leadership development.

A Shivkumar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr A Shivkumar has more than 39 years of experience in Industrial Engineering sector.

He has started his career as a Sales Engineer in one of the major engineering sector group in India and rose to the position of Chief Executive of a company in the same group. His career span covered various positions, different businesses and multi-locations. He has handled domestic as well as international operations covering P&L, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, R&D & Talent management.

He has achieved competencies in Business Growth Strategy, Starting New Business, and Creating marketing & distributor organisation, Change Management , Talent Management & Leadership development.

Deepak Takkar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Deepak Takkar is a qualified Engineer with an MBA (Marketing). He is a distinguished business leader in HVAC& R industry in India with a rich experience 33 years in engineering industry.

He specializes in the field of Sales & Marketing and has acquired key skills in the areas of Long Term Customer Relationships, Organization Building, Channel Development, New Business Development, Infrastructure to Support customers, Identifying Technology &Products Needs and People Development.

He has actively represented at various Industry Forums like Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Manufacturers’ Association, Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers, Indian Green Building Congress and Member of CII- National Cold Chain Task Force.

Deepak Takkar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Deepak Takkar is a qualified Engineer with an MBA (Marketing). He is a distinguished business leader in HVAC& R industry in India with a rich experience 33 years in engineering industry.

He specializes in the field of Sales & Marketing and has acquired key skills in the areas of Long Term Customer Relationships, Organization Building, Channel Development, New Business Development, Infrastructure to Support customers, Identifying Technology &Products Needs and People Development.

He has actively represented at various Industry Forums like Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Manufacturers’ Association, Indian Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers, Indian Green Building Congress and Member of CII- National Cold Chain Task Force.

Sunil Walunjkar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Sunil Walunjkar is an engineer from COEP, Pune, after which he studied management at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has a rich experience of nearly 28 years in marketing and sales in domestic as well as international markets.

Having worked in capacities such as vice president and business head with big players in automobile and consumer durables sectors, he has managed a business of over ₹1200 crores. Apart from this, he has developed expertise in strategic planning, large team management, business development, customer delight and relationship management. A self-motivated professional, he is acknowledged for balanced judgment, stability and capacity to steer consensus among core business disciplines with diverse agendas.

Mr Walunjkar is also proficient in setting up policies and procedures, standards for business excellence and overall business operations.

Sunil Walunjkar
Member - BDB Advisory Council

Mr Sunil Walunjkar is an engineer from COEP, Pune, after which he studied management at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has a rich experience of nearly 28 years in marketing and sales in domestic as well as international markets.

Having worked in capacities such as vice president and business head with big players in automobile and consumer durables sectors, he has managed a business of over ₹1200 crores. Apart from this, he has developed expertise in strategic planning, large team management, business development, customer delight and relationship management. A self-motivated professional, he is acknowledged for balanced judgment, stability and capacity to steer consensus among core business disciplines with diverse agendas.

Mr Walunjkar is also proficient in setting up policies and procedures, standards for business excellence and overall business operations.