K K Taparia, a first class graduate engineer and a construction Industry veteran spent almost 48 years in the Indian Industry handling complex businesses’ mainly in the construction-related sectors and was instrumental in growing the businesses of major industry groups in India.
He has spent about 26 years in the Cement Industry as part of senior leadership ( Joined President, Birla Super(Ultra Tech), a large Indian Cement Conglomerate and was instrumental in launching several first-time marketing strategies in the Cement Industry.
He has also worked as a Managing Director with a construction equipment manufacturing company and was also director and advisor of several companies in the Cement Industry. He is a recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj Award for Fair Business Practices for a brilliant concept ( Birlashoppe) he launched in the cement industry. He was a part of an industry delegations to Western countries to address their team on Marketing Strategy.
Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years experiences in industrial engineering and process industries markets handling both static and rotating machinery products and related services in the Asia Pacific region. Previous roles held include predictive maintenance and field service to sales & operations, product training, customer service and marketing of key mechanical equipment.
He had been working for a Japanese manufacturing company for over 30 years and worked in the field of business strategy, business planning and new business, overseas business development and marketing research.
He has in-depth knowledge and experience in industry and business activities.
He has visited India multiple times and during these visits, he has built some great connections in a broad range of fields in India.
He is a member of The Japan-India Association, a member of The Japan Society For International Development, a member of The Japanese Association of South Asian Studies and a member of The International House of Japan. He is acting energetically for the India-Japan relationship in Japan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Eckhard Neumann brings more than thirty years of experience in senior positions covering marketing strategies, organization of sales activities and business development in Germany and abroad.
His work experience includes as supplier to customers in the field of general mechanical engineering and automotive for companies like SMS, Knorr Bremse and GMH-Group.
He also finds time to passing on the experience to students at two German universities focusing on medium sized companies in global competition and Internationalization.
An IIT Kharagpur alumnus and Professionally acclaimed for his passion to promote anything stainless – be it steel, people or ethical values in all walks of society and industrial practices. Mr Yatinder Suri has moved on to the next stage of his career to be a votary for sustainability.
His ethical grooming comes from his value based upbringing and close association with The TATA Group. He was the third generation from his family to join the TATA Group to learn the first lessons in professional management. He started his professional career with Tata Motors in 1975
His value based leadership principles helped him achieve success in enhancing productivity in auto production and later turning around special steel companies into global and profitable entities during the nineties.
His eagerness to accept new challenges made him travel to the world of eCommerce in steel in 2000. To him eCommerce meant ethical commerce and he led the pioneering initiative on these lines successfully.
In 2006, Yatinder Suri set up the wholly owned Indian subsidiary of Finnish Group Outokumpu Group and led as MD & Country Head till his superannuation on 30 September 2019. Under his leadership, Outokumpu emerged as the most preferred stainless steel brand by the Indian stainless steel end users for high end sustainable solutions.
He was on the board/committees/panels of various industry platforms. He was Chairman of Process Plant and Machinery Association of India and member of National Committees of CII for Steel , Capital Goods and Railways.
He is currently member of CII Corrosion Management Committee as well as Executive Director of ChemTECH Foundation.
He is also a Distinguished Services Alumni awardee from IIT Kharagpur and served as Past President of IITians for Holy Ganga, ,Past President of IIT Kharagpur Alumni Association North and Founder Secretary of IIT Kharagpur Foundation India.
He has been Past President of Rotary Clubs in Delhi/NCR twice and he is also a Paul Harris Fellow.