Country Management Team
Shishir Joshipura, Managing Director and Country Head
SKF is listed amongst India’s 50 most admired companies in 2012 and 2014 by Fortune. In 2013 BusinessWorld and Business Today listed Shishir amongst India’s most valuable CEOs and top 100 CEOs in India respectively.
He currently serves as an independent member of board for SBI Funds Pvt Ltd (SBI Mutual Fund) and is the President of Ball and Rolling Bearing Manufacturer’s Association (BRBMA). Shishir is also a founding director for Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). In the past he has served as Chairman of Process Plant and Machinery Association of India (PPMAI) from 2007 to 2009 & Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Pune chapter in 2015-16. He also serves as Co-Chair for innovation committee for CII western region and is a member of CII National Commission on Capital Goods.
Shishir lives with his family in Pune and during his leisure time, he pursues his reading hobby.
Chandramowli Srinivasan, Director – Finance
Chandramowli has held a wide range of positions at SKF. He served as Internal Auditor and the Manufacturing Controller for the Asia Pacific Division in 1997, following which he assumed the role of a Business Controller and Director of SKF, Indonesia, in 1999. He also headed operations of the Bangalore factory as a Factory Manager from 2004 to 2007.
Prior to joining SKF, Chandramowli has worked at AF Ferguson and Co. and KSB Pumps Ltd.
Chandramowli is a Chartered Accountant by profession.
He is currently also President of the Council of EU Chambers of Commerce in India. In 2016 , he was named by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants as one of India’s Most Influential CFOs
Anjali Byce, Director - HR
Her experience in HR spans across manufacturing, insurance and R&D companies, as well as start-up, acquisition and turn-around companies. She has worked with Tata Motors, Allianz Bajaj Life Insurance Co, Cummins and Thermax. In her role, she has handled multiple functional excellence areas including sales, strategic HR, industrial relations, organizational development, learning and development, corporate social responsibility, health, safety and environment and administration.
Anjali Byce was named as one of the 100 Most talented Global HR Leaders by CHRO Asia, Most Influential HR Leader in India and Women Super Achiever by World HRD Congress. She is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) National Committee on Industrial Relations and convener of CII HR & IR Council in Pune. She is a former President of National Human Resource Development Network Pune chapter. Anjali is a member of Beyond Diversity’s ‘Diversity & Inclusion Forum’ for South-East Asia and India which focuses on Diversity advocacy in the country.
She is a member on the Academic Advisory Board in Human Resource Management at MIT School of Management (MITSOM), Pune.
Anjali has completed the Masterclass for Directors from Institute of Directors. She is an alumnus of IMD ( Lausanne ), and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Psychology from Lady Shri Ram College ( Delhi), Master degree in Applied Psychology from Delhi University (with a thesis on Psychological Contracting), PGDHRD from Symbiosis Centre for HRD – Pune and an Advanced Certificate in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
Sanjeebit Choudhury, Director - Strategic Marketing & Customer Service
Prior to this he was Director Strategic Industries India. He also held international position within SKF in Europe & China as Director of Quality and Safety for Drive by Wire business unit in Italy for over 4 years and later as Director of Business Excellence, Quality and Six Sigma – SKF China for over 7 years.
Sanjeebit has always been an active member & contributor in the management teams at a Country, Global Sales Units and Factory level. He brings in hands on operational experience across many product lines, segments and functions. Before taking up international assignments, he served as the Head of Corporate Quality and EHS for SKF India.
Sanjeebit is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, DFSS Black Belt and a certified Lead Auditor (TS 16949). He has also completed Certifications in International Management Course from INSEAD Fontanblue . France , SKF Group “Global Leadership” & “Doing Business in Asia” program.
Shrikant Savangikar, Director - Business Excellence, Quality, Sustainability and CSR
Shrikant has held various roles at SKF during his career like Channel Manager, ABU Factory Manager, and Vice President & Factory Manager – Pune Factory, before taking up his current role. As Factory Manager, he played a major role in turning around the ABU factory to profitability by bringing about innovations in business, technology transfers and product quality upgrades to global levels. His emphasis on business and manufacturing excellence during this turnaround period truly marked him out as the most suitable person for his current role. Shrikant has endeavoured to bring global best practices as regards business excellence and quality to SKF India through his benchmarking visits to Toyota Japan, Scania , SKF Brazil among others. As a leader of sustainability initiatives, his achievements include leading a benchmark country project “Susten” at SKF India resulting benchmark results as regards CO2 emissions year over year since last 4 years, also launched Solar Mission with installation of 2 MW roof top solar plants at SKF Locations.
He has lead the teams in SKF India to win various awards such as AD Benchmark Factory awards from SKF group, National Productivity Championship award from IMTMA and various external awards from Six Sigma and Kaizen competitions in India. He has lead SKF India to win first global “SKF- WWF Climate saver award” in 2014 as part of SKF Excellence awards and many other sustainability awards.
Prior to SKF, Shrikant has worked at Crompton Greaves and NRB Bearings. Over the years he has built a reputation as an outstanding leader with a keen eye for quality and excellence.
Shrikant holds a B.E (Production) degree with distinction from V.J.T.I, Mumbai University and Post Graduate Diploma in Computer applications from Marathwada University along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. His hobbies include reading literature, Indian classical music and appreciation of performing arts.
Shoaib Shaikh, Director - Automotive Sales – Asia & India ( OEM & After market)
Besides being a part of the Global management team, Shoaib is also an active member of the India management team with the objective of providing a strategic direction to the business. Shoaib has been with SKF since 2004. Prior to that he has worked in a diverse set of industries like Pennzoil India, Mudra Communications and Godrej Soaps.
Shoaib has an MBA degree from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He has also attended management and strategy programs at Indian School of Business, IIM Bangalore, Singapore University and the China European Business School.
Arun Shivaram, Director - Global Technical Centre India
Prior to joining to SKF, Arun was associated with Applied Materials India Ltd., TCS, GM Technical Center and Larsen & Toubro. In his previous organizations he has held various positions such as Associate Director, Off-Highway vertical Head, Automotive vertical Head and Engineering Manager. He has developed, coached, mentored and managed large teams involved in system design, product design/development for the global off-highway and automotive industries.
Arun holds a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and a Master's degree in CAD/CAM systems & Robotics from University of Toledo, Ohio State, USA. Arun is passionate about mentoring young engineers and encouraging them to think innovatively.
Rajesh Thantry, Managing Director - Lincoln Helios LtdRajesh heads Lincoln Helios, which is SKF’s lubrication business subsidiary in India. He is responsible for the overall profitability and growth of this business in the country. He has been in this role since July 2016.
Rajesh is a high energy leader, who has held numerous management roles at SKF since he joined the group in 1997. He has rich experience in the Industrial businesses, specifically in Railway, Off-highway, Defence, Renewable Energy, Machine tool, Medical & Healthcare, and Industrial drives. He has been able to build on this experience to steer the lubrication business in the right direction. Rajesh has also worked in diverse cultures as the Business Unit Head – SKF Railway & Off-Highway Sales ,South Korea and as Corporate Account Director for SKF USA.
Prior to SKF, he has worked with Crompton Greaves.
Rajesh is a Mechanical Engineer by training.
Mandar Vaidya, Vice President – Material, SKF India and Global Category Manager - Group Purchase at SKF
Mandar has a vast experience of over 30 years in purchase and procurement planning. He has used this to ensure that SKF has some of the best global procurement practices by leveraging volumes and developing multiple procurement sources. Mandar has also used his knowledge of pricing, efficient vendor and contract management to align SKF India with the groups global strategies. He has built his experience in the procurement domain while rising through the ranks. He assumed charge of Global Category Manager for SKF Group in 2011 and Vice President – Materials in 2016.
Prior to SKF, he has worked with the Mahindra Group.
Mandar is a Mechanical Engineer and an ICWA.