Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Eicher Motors Ltd
Siddhartha Lal is the Chief Executive Officer of Royal
Enfield. He is also the Managing Director & chief Executive of Eicher
Motors Ltd., the flagship company of Eicher Group in India.
Since October 2012, Siddhartha is the Chairman of VE Commercial
Vehicles (VECV); a joint venture between Volvo group and Eicher Motors Ltd.
(EML). July 2012 onwards, Siddhartha is also the Chairman of Eicher-Polaris
Private Limited (EPPL), a newly formed 50:50 strategic joint venture between
Eicher Motors Ltd. and US based Polaris Industries Inc. that will design,
develop, manufacture and sell a full new range of personal vehicles.
From July 2008 to July 2010, Siddhartha was the CEO of VE
Commercial Vehicles (VECV). VECV is the third largest Commercial Vehicles' (CV)
player in India and has ambitions to drive modernization in commercial transportation
and become a leading trucks and buses company in India and emerging world
markets. During 2000-2004, in his tenure as CEO of motorcycle manufacturer
Royal Enfield (a division of EML),Siddhartha helped revive the company's
fortunes and also strengthened stakeholders' involvement with the brand.
He holds a Masters degree in Automotive Engineering from University
of Leeds and is a Cranfield University qualified mechanical engineer. Siddhartha
is also an Economics graduate from St. Stephens College in Delhi and an alumnus
of The Doon School.
Siddhartha is also passionately involved in the subject of
transportation and the role it has to play in sustainability, especially in
urban settings; and its role on our health, safety and quality of life. Due to
his efforts in this area, he has also been nominated as a part of the World
Economic Forum's (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Personal Transportation
Systems. As a young global leader at WEF, Siddhartha is co championing the
initiative - 'Transforming Urban Mobility'. He is also a part of the newly
formed Next Generation Leaders Board at Indian School of Business.
CHAIRMAN, EICHER MOTORS LTD.
Mr S. Sandilya is presently Chairman, Eicher Group.
His working career spans over 44 years.
He started his career in 1969 with DCM group of companies at their Group Headquarters in the Finance function. After a year's stint with DCM he joined Union Carbide where he worked for five years in three locations namely Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai in Systems as well as Finance and Accounts.
Mr. Sandilya joined Eicher in 1975.
He has been a part of the growth journey of the Group and held various positions in different business units. He was the Managing Director of Eicher Motors Limited, the Commercial Vehicles Manufacturing business unit of the Group till 1998 before moving to the Group Office to take responsibility for Group Finance and Strategic Planning in addition to being the MD of Eicher Motors. He was appointed Group Chairman and CEO in April 2000. The group's portfolio at that time included Agricultural tractors, Commercial vehicles, Motorcycles, Engineering Components, Engineering Solutions and Business Consulting Services. He is the Non-Executive Chairman from 2006 after superannuation.
Independent Director, Eicher Motors Ltd.
Ms. Manvi Sinha is a television journalist/ anchor and is presently working as consulting anchor with Times Global Broadcasting. Ms. Sinha has over 16 years of experience in television news/ media including a 5 year stint as the presenter of the prestigious India Business Report on BBC World. She has also been the Managing Editor of NDTV Profit.
A graduate in economics from St Stephen's College, Delhi University, Ms. Sinha combines a sound academic background with rich journalism experience.