Lean Management Institute of India
Mr S. Sandilya is presently the Chairman of Eicher Group and has an experience of over 45 years.
He started his career in 1969. After a year’s stint with DCM at their Group Headquarters in the Finance function, he joined Union Carbide where he worked for five years in Systems as well as Finance and Accounts.
Mr. Sandilya joined Eicher in 1975 and 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.
He is Chairman and Independent Director of Mastek Limited and in addition a member on the Board of Directors of a few reputed companies in the auto components, engineering and infrastructure sectors. He is also on the board of Mastek UK Limited.
Other positions being held / held:
Chairman of Lean Management Institute of India.
Immediate Past President of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). (He was the Treasurer of SIAM till 2009, Vice President till August 2011 and President till September 2013)
Has been a National Council member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) for many years.
Chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB) of Quality Council of India (2010-12) and is a member of the Governing Body of the Quality Council of India.
President (Non-Executive) of SOS Children’s Villages of India from July 2007, a Not-for-Profit organisation which provides care, compassion and career to disadvantaged children of our society.
Member of the Board of Lean Global Network, USA
Immediate Past President of International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association (2012-2014)
He is a Commerce Graduate from Chennai University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.