Dr. V Sumantran
Dr. V Sumantran is Chairman of Celeris Technologies and an advisor to several Fortune-100 organizations in autos, industrial equipment,defence, and aerospace. He has also served as Special Advisor to Mr Carlos Ghosn, Chairman Renault-Nisan-Mitsubishi Alliance on alliance and global strategy. He is the co-author of the book 'Faster, Smarter, Greener: the Future of the Car and Urban Mobility' (www.fastersmartergreener.com) published by the MIT Press in 2017.
He was Executive Vice-Chairman of Hinduja Automotive, UK, as well as Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland. He has served as chief executive officer of TATA Motors' Car business in its formative years, reporting to Mr Ratan. He had a 16-year career with General Motors with their R&D operations in Detroit and subsequently served on deputation in Europe as Director-R&D at GM-Europe.
Dr. Sumantran has served on the Science Advisory ouncil of the Prime Minister of India and the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet of the Indian Government. He has served as Co-Chairman of the Engineering Services Division of NASSCOM b Indiab s industry body for software and engineering. He was nominated as Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and serves as Adjunct Professor at MIT-MISI.
Dr. Sumantran possesses a Doctorate degree in Aerospace Engineering (Princeton & Virginia Tech) and a Masterb s degree in anagement of Technology. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the lndian lnstitute of Technology, Madras. He is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) lnternational. He served on the Board of SAE International and was Editor, SAE Transactions between 1994 and 2000. He was appointed as a Non Executive Independent Director on the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 9 th August 2018.