Our Leaders

The torch bearers of our institution, our leaders are some of the best in the nation. Take a look at them.

Management Team

Rahul Bajaj
Chairman
Mr. Rahul Bajaj is an Honours Graduate in Economics and Law and a Business Graduate from the Harvard Business School. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Auto in 1968 and took over later as the Head of  the Bajaj Group of Companies.
Madhur Bajaj
Vice Chairman
After graduating in Commerce, Mr. Bajaj did his MBA from Lausanne, Switzerland. Joined as DGM in March 1983, took over as General Manager - Aurangabad Division in June 1986, as its Chief Executive in October 1988, became President of Bajaj Auto in September 1994, Executive Director in May 2000 and is Vice Chairman since July 2001.
Rajiv Bajaj
Managing Director
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj graduated first in class, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1988, and then completed his masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Warwick in 1990.

He has since worked with Bajaj Auto in the areas of Manufacturing and Supply Chain (1990-95), R+D and Engineering (1995-2000), and Marketing and Sales (2000-2005), and has been its Managing Director since April 2005.

His current priority is the application of the scientific principles of Homoeopathy to the task of building a brand centred strategy at Bajaj Auto with the objective of achieving its vision of being one of the world's leading motorcycle manufactures.
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Pradeep Shrivastava
Executive Director
Mr. Pradeep Shrivastava joined Bajaj in April 1986. He took over as Vice President in April 2005 and became its Chief Operating Officer. He has been inducted in the Board with the position of Executive Director, w.e.f 1 April 2016. After receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT - Delhi, Mr. Shrivastava obtained a graduate diploma in Production and Finance from IIM - Bangalore in 1986.
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Abraham Joseph
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Joseph started his tenure in Bajaj in July 1989 as a Graduate Trainee Engineer, took over as General Manager (R&D) in April 2005, Vice President (R&D) in April 2007 and is currently the Chief Technology Officer. He is a Mechanical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.
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R.C Maheshwari
President (Commercial Vehicle Business)
Mr. Maheshwari joined Bajaj in July 2007 as President (Commercial Vehicle Business). He is a gold medallist Mechanical engineer from BITS, Pilani.
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Rakesh Sharma
President (International Business)
Mr. Sharma joined Bajaj in October 2007 as President (IB). He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM - Ahmedabad
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Eric Vas
President (Motorcycle Business)
Mr. Eric Vas joined Bajaj in March 2009 as President (New Projects) and is currently President (Motorcycle). He is a Mechanical Engineer from College of Engineering., Pune, & PGDM from IIM, Calcutta
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Kevin P D'Sa
President (Finance)
Mr. Kevin D'sa began his career with Bajaj in September 1978 and is presently the President (Finance). After acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, he completed his CA in 1978 and ICWA in 1981.
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S Ravikumar
President (Business Development & Assurance)
Mr. Ravikumar joined Bajaj in June 1984 as an Accounts Officer and is now the President (Business Development & Assurance). He is an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
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C.P Tripathi
Advisor (Corporate Social Responsibility)
Mr. C.P. Tripathi joined Bajaj in January 1996 as the Vice President (Waluj Plant ), took over as Vice President (Operations) in April 2001, Vice President (Corporate) in July 2007 and Vice President (Corporate Social Responsibility) in October 2009. Currently he holds the position as Advisor (Corporate Social Responsibility). A Science Graduate from Agra University, Tripathi also holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Company Secretary

J Sridhar
J Sridhar
Company Secretary
Mr. J Sridhar is B.Com from Madras Christian College, Madras University, LL B from New Law College, Bombay University & Masters in Management Sciences (MMS) from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune University.  Sridhar is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1976) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (1978). He has also completed a Senior Executive Development Programme from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Prior to joining Bajaj Auto as Company Secretary in 2001, he was the CFO & CS of Maharashtra Scooters Ltd (Bajaj Group) for 22 years from 1979.
He was the President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) in 2000.

Board of Directors

Rahul Bajaj
Chairman
Mr. Rahul Bajaj is an Honours Graduate in Economics and Law and a Business Graduate from the Harvard Business School. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Auto in 1968 and took over later as the Head of  the Bajaj Group of Companies.
Madhur Bajaj
Vice Chairman
After graduating in Commerce, Mr. Bajaj did his MBA from Lausanne, Switzerland. Joined as DGM in March 1983, took over as General Manager - Aurangabad Division in June 1986, as its Chief Executive in October 1988, became President of Bajaj Auto in September 1994, Executive Director in May 2000 and is Vice Chairman since July 2001.
Rajiv Bajaj
Managing Director
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj graduated first in class, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1988, and then completed his masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Warwick in 1990.
He has since worked with Bajaj Auto in the areas of Manufacturing and Supply Chain (1990-95), R+D and Engineering (1995-2000), and Marketing and Sales (2000-2005), and has been its Managing Director since April 2005.
His current priority is the application of the scientific principles of Homoeopathy to the task of building a brand centred strategy at Bajaj Auto with the objective of achieving its vision of being one of the world's leading motorcycle manufactures.
Sanjiv Bajaj
Director
Mr. Sanjiv Bajaj, who took charge as the Executive Director in April 2004, is a Mechanical Engineer from Pune University. He obtained a Master's Degree in Manufacturing Systems from the University of Warwick and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Sanjiv Bajaj joined as an Officer on Special Duty in 1994, took over as the General Manager (CF) in 1997 and Vice President (Finance) in April 2001.
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D S Mehta
Independent Director
Mr. D. S. Mehta (born on April 27, 1936) is an honours graduated in commerce from Mumbai University. He is a fellow member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has been associated with the Bajaj Group of companies since 1966 and has more than 30 years of experience in corporate law, taxation, finance and investment.
He has been on the board of Bajaj Auto Ltd since 1998.
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Kantikumar R Podar
Independent Director
Mr. Kantikumar R. Podar (born on April 12, 1935) graduated in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Bombay. He has been a president of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry with headquarters in Pakistan.
He has been on the board of Bajaj Auto Ltd since 1983.
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Shekhar Bajaj
Director
Mr. Shekhar Bajaj (born on June 8, 1948) is an honours graduate in science from Pune University with an MBA from New York University. He started his career as resident director of Bajaj Sevashram Ltd in Udaipur in 1968.During 1969-72, he was joint managing director of Bachhraj Factories Ltd, in Mumbai and took over as chief executive in 1974.In 1975 he was appointed as part-time managing director of the Mumbai-based Bajaj International Pvt Ltd and later its whole-time managing director. Bajaj Electricals Ltd is the company most closely associated with Mr Bajaj. In 1980, he became its chief executive and four years later, its managing director. Since 1994, he has been its chairman and managing director. This company is a leading manufacturing and marketing enterprise in the electrical and white goods appliances segment.
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D J Balaji Rao
Independent Director
Mr. D. J. Balaji Rao (born on December 15, 1939), is a mechanical engineer from the University of Madras and holds a postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from Bombay University. He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990. He was managing director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd., executive director ICICI, and in April 1996, vice chairman and managing director, SCICI Ltd. He has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.
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J N Godrej
Independent Director
Mr. Jamshyd N Godrej (born on January 24, 1949) did his graduate studies in mechanical engineering and his Master's in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He has been the managing director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd since 1991 and joined the board of its management as director in 1974. The Godrej Group is a leader in office equipment, industrial products as well as consumer products and services.
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Naresh Chandra
Independent Director
Mr. Naresh Chandra (born on August 1, 1934) is a postgraduate in mathematics and alumnus of the prestigious Allahabad University, where he also had a brief stint at teaching. A former career civil servant, he has had a long innings in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from May 1956.
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Nanoo Pamnani
Independent Director
Mr. Nanoo Pamnani (born on February 26, 1945) is B A (Hons), B Sc (Economics) from London School of Economics. He is the non-executive chairman of Citibank, N A, India. He has held many important positions and handled various assignments in India and abroad during his long career with Citibank.
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Manish Kejriwal
Director
Mr. Manish Kejriwal, (b. November 8, 1968) is the Managing Director of Temasek Holdings Advisors India Pvt Ltd. Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited is an investment holding company headquartered in Singapore. Established in 1974, Temasek holds and manages investments in companies which are involved in a wide range of business activities, from port, shipping and logistics, to banking and financial services, airlines, telecom and media, power and utilities, and rail.
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P Murari
Independent Director
Mr. P Murari (born on August 19, 1934) having done M A (Economics) from Madras University joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in which he served from 1957 till 1992. During his illustrious career as a civil servant, he has held many distinguished positions.
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Niraj Bajaj
Director
Mr. Niraj Bajaj (born on October 10, 1954) did B Com from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA. He started his career with Bajaj Auto Ltd (two years) and Bajaj Electricals Ltd (six months) before joining Mukand Limited in March 1983 as Senior Marketing Manager. Since then, he has held positions of General Manager (Marketing), Deputy Chief Executive, Executive Director. He presently, holds the position of Managing Director since August, 1994
Dr.Gita Piramal
Dr. Gita Piramal
Independent Director
Dr Gita Piramal (b. September 4, 1954) is an Entrepreneur and businesswoman, author and journalist, with a PhD in business history from Bombay University. For two decades, she contributed to several Piramal family companies in India in various positions. She launched a publishing company and a real estate company. In 2012, she retired and gave up board responsibilities and management roles.
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Pradeep Shrivastava
Executive Director
Mr. Pradeep Shrivastava joined Bajaj in April 1986. He took over as Vice President in April 2005 and became its Chief Operating Officer. He has been inducted into the Board with the position of Executive Director, w.e.f. 1 April 2016. After receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT - Delhi, Mr. Shrivastava obtained a graduate diploma in Production and Finance from IIM - Bangalore in 1986.

Committees of the Board

Audit Committee

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Nanoo Pamnani
Chairman
Mr. Nanoo Pamnani (born on February 26, 1945) is B A (Hons), B Sc (Economics) from London School of Economics. He is the non-executive chairman of Citibank, N A, India. He has held many important positions and handled various assignments in India and abroad during his long career with Citibank.
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D J Balaji Rao
Member
Mr. D. J. Balaji Rao (born on December 15, 1939), is a mechanical engineer from the University of Madras and holds a postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from Bombay University. He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990. He was managing director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd., executive director ICICI, and in April 1996, vice chairman and managing director, SCICI Ltd. He has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.
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Naresh Chandra
Member
Mr. Naresh Chandra (born on August 1, 1934) is a postgraduate in mathematics and alumnus of the prestigious Allahabad University, where he also had a brief stint at teaching. A former career civil servant, he has had a long innings in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from May 1956.

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

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D J Balaji Rao
Chairman
Mr. D. J. Balaji Rao (born on December 15, 1939), is a mechanical engineer from the University of Madras and holds a postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from Bombay University. He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990. He was managing director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd., executive director ICICI, and in April 1996, vice chairman and managing director, SCICI Ltd. He has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.
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J N Godrej
Member
Mr. Jamshyd N Godrej (born on January 24, 1949) did his graduate studies in mechanical engineering and his Master's in Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He has been the managing director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Ltd since 1991 and joined the board of its management as director in 1974. The Godrej Group is a leader in office equipment, industrial products as well as consumer products and services.
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Naresh Chandra
Member
Mr. Naresh Chandra (born on August 1, 1934) is a postgraduate in mathematics and alumnus of the prestigious Allahabad University, where he also had a brief stint at teaching. A former career civil servant, he has had a long innings in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from May 1956.
Dr.Gita Piramal
Dr. Gita Piramal
Member
Dr Gita Piramal (b. September 4, 1954) is an Entrepreneur and businesswoman, author and journalist, with a PhD in business history from Bombay University. For two decades, she contributed to several Piramal family companies in India in various positions. She launched a publishing company and a real estate company. In 2012, she retired and gave up board responsibilities and management roles.

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

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D J Balaji Rao
Member
Mr. D. J. Balaji Rao (born on December 15, 1939), is a mechanical engineer from the University of Madras and holds a postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from Bombay University. He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990. He was managing director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd., executive director ICICI, and in April 1996, vice chairman and managing director, SCICI Ltd. He has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.
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Naresh Chandra
Member
Mr. Naresh Chandra (born on August 1, 1934) is a postgraduate in mathematics and alumnus of the prestigious Allahabad University, where he also had a brief stint at teaching. A former career civil servant, he has had a long innings in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from May 1956.
Rahul Bajaj
Member
Mr. Rahul Bajaj is an Honours Graduate in Economics and Law and a Business Graduate from the Harvard Business School. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Auto in 1968 and took over later as the Head of  the Bajaj Group of Companies.
Dr.Gita Piramal
Dr. Gita Piramal
Member
Dr Gita Piramal (b. September 4, 1954) is an Entrepreneur and businesswoman, author and journalist, with a PhD in business history from Bombay University. For two decades, she contributed to several Piramal family companies in India in various positions. She launched a publishing company and a real estate company. In 2012, she retired and gave up board responsibilities and management roles.

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Rahul Bajaj
Chairman
Mr. Rahul Bajaj is an Honours Graduate in Economics and Law and a Business Graduate from the Harvard Business School. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bajaj Auto in 1968 and took over later as the Head of  the Bajaj Group of Companies.
Rajiv Bajaj
Member
Mr. Rajiv Bajaj graduated first in class, with distinction, in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune in 1988, and then completed his masters in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, with distinction, from the University of Warwick in 1990.
He has since worked with Bajaj Auto in the areas of Manufacturing and Supply Chain (1990-95), R+D and Engineering (1995-2000), and Marketing and Sales (2000-2005), and has been its Managing Director since April 2005.
His current priority is the application of the scientific principles of Homoeopathy to the task of building a brand centred strategy at Bajaj Auto with the objective of achieving its vision of being one of the world's leading motorcycle manufactures.
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Nanoo Pamnani
Member
Mr. Nanoo Pamnani (born on February 26, 1945) is B A (Hons), B Sc (Economics) from London School of Economics. He is the non-executive chairman of Citibank, N A, India. He has held many important positions and handled various assignments in India and abroad during his long career with Citibank.

Risk Management Committee

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Nanoo Pamnani
Chairman
Mr. Nanoo Pamnani (born on February 26, 1945) is B A (Hons), B Sc (Economics) from London School of Economics. He is the non-executive chairman of Citibank, N A, India. He has held many important positions and handled various assignments in India and abroad during his long career with Citibank.
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D J Balaji Rao
Member
Mr. D. J. Balaji Rao (born on December 15, 1939), is a mechanical engineer from the University of Madras and holds a postgraduate diploma in industrial engineering from Bombay University. He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990. He was managing director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd., executive director ICICI, and in April 1996, vice chairman and managing director, SCICI Ltd. He has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.
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Kevin P D'Sa
Member
Mr. Kevin D'sa began his career with Bajaj in September 1978 and is presently the President (Finance). After acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, he completed his CA in 1978 and ICWA in 1981.