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The Board of Directors closely monitor the performance of the Company and Management, approves the plans, reviews the strategy and strives to achieve organizational growth. Your Board ensures statutory and ethical conduct with high quality financial reporting. It holds itself accountable to the shareholders as well as other stakeholders for the long-term well-being of the Company.

Mr. Avinash Gandhi, Chairman Independent Director

Mr. Avinash Gandhi

Independent Director

Mr. Avinash Gandhi is a Mechanical Engineer by qualification. He is a professional, having vast experience in the Automotive Industry. He is a freelance consultant who advised on strategic matters to Indian automobile component manufacturers. At present, he is a member of supervisory Board of Ashok Minda Group and also a Director General of India Republic of Korea Friendship Society. He is also a Chairman and Member of Board of other Reputed Companies. Mr. Avinash Gandhi is not related to any Director of the Company.

Mr. Klaus Rosenfeld,  Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Klaus Rosenfeld

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Klaus Rosenfeld (b. 1966) started his professional career as a trainee banker at the Dresdner Bank and subsequently studied business administration and economics at the University of Muenster.

He has over 20 years of Experience in Banking and Finance.

He is currently CEO of Schaeffler Group.

Mrs. Renu Challu, Independent Director

Mrs. Renu Challu

Independent Director

Mrs. Renu Challu holds Master’s Degree in Economics (Gold Medallist) from University of Lucknow.

Mrs. Challu has worked with State Bank of India (SBI) Group for over 38 years, holding top management positions like DMD (Corporate Strategy and New Business) SBI, MD State Bank of Hyderabad, President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Capital Markets Ltd and MD & CEO, SBI DFHI LTD.

Dr. Sanak Mishra, Independent Director

Dr. Sanak Mishra

Independent Director

Dr. Sanak Mishra holds MS, PhD Metallurgical Engineering; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA. Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Aachen Technical University, West Germany

Dr. Sanak Mishra was Vice President of Arcelor Mittal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Greenfield Projects in India. Presently Dr. Mishra is fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences, All India Management Association, Institution of Engineers, Indian Institute of Metals, the Computer Society of India and the Institute of Directors.

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi, Independent Director

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi

Independent Director

Mr. Rakesh Jinsi is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.

Mr. Rakesh has vast experience of over three decades with renowned automotive industry group like Eicher, Hero and Force Motors among others. He had been Secretary General of SOS Children's Villages Of India, a Child Care Social organisation and a member of the Core Group of National Human Rights Commission. Mr. Jinsi serves as president of School of Inspired Leadership, a Business School in Gurgaon.

Mr. Sampath Kumar Raman, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. R. Sampath Kumar

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Sampath Kumar Raman holds Degree in law and commerce. He had been associated with Remfry & Sagar for 25 years as an Attorney-at-Law. Last position held in the firm – Partner. Attorney at Law. Worked mostly for overseas clients including those from the US, Europe, Israel and Japan.

At present, he is practicing primarily in the area of corporate and general commercial law and working predominantly for European companies - planning to set up a base in India or looking to expand their presence in India.

Mr. Juergen Ziegler,  Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Jürgen Ziegler

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Jürgen Ziegler has studied business administration at the AKAD University in Germany.

Mr. Ziegler has around 38 years of experience in working in different countries and has experience in the fields of sales, logistics, project management, financial controlling, strategic planning, business restructuring etc.

Mr. Ziegler is currently Regional CEO-Europe, of Schaeffler Group.

Mr. Dharmesh Arora,  Managing Director

Mr. Dharmesh Arora

Managing Director

Mr. Arora is a Mechanical Engineer from University of Mumbai and holds the prestigious TRIUM Global Executive MBA degree from Stern School of Business, NYU; London School of Economics and HEC Paris.

Mr. Arora joined Schaeffler in 2012. Under his leadership, Schaeffler has consolidated its position as a leading supplier of high quality components and systems for industrial and automotive applications through three product brands – FAG, INA and LuK.

Mr. Arora brings rich experience of over 27 years. He began his career as a product engineer with Maruti and after a successful stint, he joined General Motors where he worked in the areas of product engineering, supply chain and purchase. Mr. Arora held key senior management and global leadership positions at General Motors in India, Thailand, Mexico and USA in a career spanning over two decades, prior to joining Schaeffler.

Mr. Marcus Eisenhuth,   Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Satish Patel

Director-Finance & CFO

Mr Satish Patel is Director-Finance & CFO of Schaeffler India Limited. In his role, he is responsible for the complete finance and controlling functions of the company.

Mr Patel is associated with the company since 1992 and has a vast experience of over 28 years in the field of controlling and finance management. Mr. Patel brings in rich experience in the areas of controlling, budgeting, accounting, taxation, corporate finance, reporting, treasury, risk management, internal controls and corporate affairs. He has played a crucial role in strategy development and execution. He is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team of Schaeffler India. He has held various incremental leadership positions during his long tenure with the company and has been in the leadership role since over 12 years.

Prior to joining Schaeffler, Mr Patel had worked with Elecon group for two years.

Mr Patel is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and holds a Master’s degree in Commerce. Mr. Patel is based out of Vadodara.

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