Leadership of Responsibility
At Schaeffler India, every leader is driving the change guided by the principles of trust, transparency and teamwork. From setting aspiring goals, maximizing team potential to an inclusive work environment and decisive leadership.
CEO & Managing Director
President (Industrial Business)
Mr. Harsha Kadam is CEO and Managing Director of Schaeffler in India. In addition, Mr. Kadam is also responsible for Schaeffler’s Industrial business in India.
Mr Kadam has studied Mechanical Engineering at Bangalore University and later acquired further qualification in business management, specializing in Marketing, Finance & HR.
He joined Schaeffler in 2018, as President – Industrial Business, a role he continues to hold. Prior to Schaeffler, Mr. Kadam was the CEO of AGI Glaspac (India). Before AGI Glaspac, he was with SKF India till December 2016 as Director, Automotive Business and held several key leadership positions in the organization across manufacturing and sales, for over 20 years. Mr. Kadam has more than 25 years of experience in functions including Sales, Manufacturing, Product Design and Development. Besides leading business successfully, he filed several patents and won global awards for innovation excellence in his professional stint.
He resides in Pune with his family and in his spare time, he enjoys adventure sports and sketching.
Director-Finance & CFO
Mr. Satish Patel is Director-Finance & CFO of Schaeffler India Limited. In his role, he is responsible for the Finance & IT 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, treasury, risk management, internal controls, strategy, governance, and corporate affairs. He has played a crucial role in strategy development and execution as well as M&A matters. He also oversees IT & digitalization function of the company. 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 15 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 currently based out of Pune.
Vice President (Human Resource)
Mr. Santanu Ghoshal is the Vice President of Human Resources at Schaeffler India and the member of Executive Board. In his role, Mr. Ghoshal is responsible for all HR and IR aspects of Schaeffler’s operations in India that includes Automotive and Industrial businesses.
Mr. Ghoshal, is an Engineering Graduate from the Bengal Engineering College and holds a degree in Personal Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI- Jamshedpur.
A result oriented, passionate and an accomplished professional with a successful track record, Mr. Ghoshal brings a rich experience of 23 years in the HR & IR field.
With his versatile exposure in Organizational Development, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Human Resource Transformation and Employee Engagement, Mr. Ghoshal began his career with Crompton Greaves and has held Leadership positions in companies like Timken and General Motors.
Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, Mr. Ghoshal resides with his family in Pune and is a keen follower of classical music, soccer and loves traveling.
Vice President (Manufacturing)
Mr Sameer Mathur is the Chief Operating Officer of Schaeffler India. In his role, he is responsible for the complete operations of the company. Mr. Mathur is responsible for all factories, manufacturing and production facilities of Schaeffler India.
Prior to this, Mr Mathur served as Vice President of Industrial Operations, APAC region, responsible for strategy, processes and investments projects for industrial segments of Asia. Mr Mathur is associated with Schaeffler since 1991, joining the company as a Graduate Engineer Trainee. Since then, he has held various incremental leadership positions across manufacturing and export processes. He brings in depth knowledge vast experience of over 27 years in the field of manufacturing, production processes and brings in rich experience in the areas of quality management, TPM, lean management, manufacturing and exports related fields.
Mr. Mathur is a mechanical engineering graduate from Regional Engineering College, Silchar and holds a Post Graduate degree in Business Management.
Vice President (R&D) & CTO
Ms. Madhurisha Vippatoori is the CTO of Schaeffler India. Additionally, she also heads the Research and Development Division at Schaeffler.
She joined Schaeffler in November 2022. Before joining Schaeffler, she worked with Alstom as the Traction and system domain lead. She has also held various positions at Bombardier, Volvo Construction Equipment, Mahindra Engineering services and TVS throughout her career spanning over two decades (20 years) in Research, Design & Development
Academically she has studied Electronics and Communication engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
As the CTO, Madhurisha will guide various technological development domains at Schaeffler India while providing the necessary expertise to ensure operational excellence and drive the overall technology strategy. She will be based out of Schaeffler’s India office in Pune.
In her leisure time, Madhurisha is immersed in reading fiction.
President (Automotive Aftermarket)
Mr. Debasish Satpathy is the President & Head of Automotive Aftermarket division of Schaeffler India.
Mr. Satpathy has more than 20 years of professional experience in Automotive Aftermarket in India and United Kingdom. Mr Satpathy joined Schaeffler in 2017 in UK before moving to India in 2018. He has held leadership positions with major Automotive Aftermarket Distribution houses in United Kingdom in Commercial, Procurement, Product Management and Business Leadership roles. In India, he has worked with aftermarket business of General Motors (AC Delco) and JK Tyres.
Mr. Satpathy studied Electrical Engineering at VSSUT and later acquired MBA from Xavier Institute of Management.
Mr Satpathy is based out of Navi Mumbai with his family. He has great love for team sports primarily cricket. Food photography and travel are his other interests.
Vice President (Purchasing)
Mr. Alok Dave joined Schaeffler India in 2011 as Vice President in Purchasing at Schaeffler India. In this role, he is responsible for entire Purchasing and Supplier management function in India for Automotive and Industrial businesses.
Mr. Dave is a Mechanical Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and holds Executive Management Degree from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, India.
Mr. Dave has rich experience over 30 years of working. He began his career as Graduate Engineer Trainee with Hindustan Motors and later joined L&T John Deere Ltd, Cummins and Lear Corporation where he worked in areas of Purchasing, Supplier Management, Supply Chain, Quality and Manufacturing. He also worked at Cummins Turbo Technology, UK as Purchasing Head for region Asia Pacific.
Mr. Dave held Senior Management and Leadership positions at Hindustan Motors, L&T John Deere, Cummins and Lear Corporation in a career spanning of 2 decades prior to joining Schaeffler India.
Mr. Dave resides in Pune with his Family and enjoys reading and playing chess.