Dr. ARAVIND S. BHARADWAJ, Sr. Vice President & Chair, Finance Board

Dr. Aravind S. Bharadwaj is currently heading Technology, TPDS, Auto & Farm Sectors,
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. at Chennai.

Qualification and Experience:

He is a BE (Hons.) in Electronics & Communication Engineering from the Madurai Kamaraj University, MS & Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA and MBA (Distinction) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Prior to the current position, he was CEO of Automotive Infotronics, a group established by him in 2002 in Ashok Leyland and which is now independent. He has been with TVS Motor Company Limited, India; Delphi Technical Center, Singapore, GM Powertrain, MI, USA and GM R&D Center, MI, USA. In these assignments, he has worked on Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Transmission & Engine Control Systems, and Two-Wheeler electronics.

Other activities:

His current interests include Commercial Vehicle Mechatronics and Telematics. He has published several papers in International Journals and Conferences and has a US patent. He is a certified six sigma black belt. He is currently the Chairman of the SIAM Task Force on Automotive Infotronics. He is a founder member of the Core Group on Automotive R&D and plays a leadership role in the Automotive Infotronics Committee. He is the Chairman, RMC of the TIFAC Core on Automotive Infotronics at Vellore Institute of Technology. He is a Senior Member, IEEE and the Past Chairman of SAEINDIA Southern Section, which won the best section award during his tenure. He was Meetings and exposition Board Chair of SAEINDIA . When he was Vice President of SAEINDIA, 16th Edition of Asia Pacific Automotive Engineering Conference (APAC16) was conducted efficiently under his leadership. He was also in the board of SAE International

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