SAEINDIA President Message
Dear SAEINDIA Member,
Welcome to the new era! New Management Committee & Boards have taken charge in July.
The last few months were filled with several key events / actions from SAEINDIA team. To begin with, in October, SAE International Presidential delegation with our current SAE President, Mr Cuneyt Oge and his wife Mrs Margo Oge alongwith Mr Murli Iyer have met with leading industry patrons and prestigious engineering institutions in our country over 10 days. Their trip was an important milestone for SAEINDIA family in this year.
Blue Ribbon CxO Conclave in Chennai and ISFL-SAE Conference on " Fuels, Lubricants & Emissions: BS IV to BS VI " in Gurgaon, organized by Indian Oil & SAEINDIA have offered a real networking platform for industry leaders to connect with our International President. Mr & Mrs. Oge also have delivered lectures in several key institutions in Bengaluru, Chennai and Faridabad about what would global auto industry look like in the year 2050.
Secondly, SAEINDIA has entered into a MoU with Chitkara University, Chandigarh for conducting virtual Baja SAEINDIA event for next three years, in terms of providing accommodation for the teams.
September has seen, one of our patron, Dr. Pawan Goenka, Executive Director of Mahindra was presented the medal of Honor in FISITA World Congress, Korea. In the same event, my predecessor, Dr Aravind Bharadwaj, has entered into the select club of SAE Fellows across the world. Congratulations to them on behalf of entire SAEINDIA family for having achieved these honors which made us proud.
In the month of September, we have partnered with NASSCOM in Bengaluru, in the Design & Engineering Summit 2016. We have offered deep dive session in Auto & Aero industry in the summit. The sessions by Mahindra & TCS were well appreciated with more than 100 attendees in the NASSCOM Forum. The Aero session centered around future of Aerospace industry in India with panelists from Safran, Honeywell and GE Aviation.
Finally, I like to mention that SAEINDIA is seeing another wave of fresh enthusiasm with newly elected MC and Board members combined with new leadership team in place in our office. Mr K Venkataraj who has joined us with vast international experience, in September, will be at the helm of affairs. Mr R. Subramaniam with his extensive experience as CFO & Company Secretary will help us professionalize the finance, legal and audit functions in our office. With the induction of these two professionals, SAEINDIA office will witness more dynamism and best practices in conducting our business.
This renewed energy & enthusiasm will deliver more value to you, our members, with more events and conferences that has YOU as focus. Expect more !
Wishing you an eventful 2017,
Dr R K Malhotra
President - SAEINDIA