ATMA Expert Groups

ATMA Expert Groups comprise industry experts who monitor key issues, prepare position papers and consult the Managing Committee in respective areas of expertise.

Industry, Public & Economic Affairs (IPEA) Group

Key Areas

  • Tracking the overall Economic, Industry & Sectoral trends in Auto & Tyre sectors (Global & Domestic)
  • Research and consolidation of aggregated industry figures (Historical, Current & Projected)
  • Drafting reports on Economy, Key sectors & Industry.
  • Research on production, distribution, consumption and trade of the automobile tyres.
  • Assessment of concerns and challenges being faced due to import and export of automotive tyres.
  • Identify and research on top 10 export markets for automotive tyres.
  • Relationship Management for smooth functioning of the industry with sectors having direct/indirect linkage – Tyre Dealers, Transporters, Customers, Importers, etc.

Convener: Mr. Rajesh Dahiya, Group Head-Sales, APMENA, Apollo Tyres Ltd., rajesh.dahiya@apollotyres.com
Co-Convener: Mr. Vaibhav Saraf, G M Sales & Marketing, vaibhav-saraf@bridgestone.co.in

Members:
Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Marketing Head, Birla Tyres ashok_ganguly@birlatyre.com
Mr. Nitish Bajaj, Vice President – Marketing, Ceat Ltd. nitish.bajaj@ceat.in
Mr. Kalyan Yalamanchili, Key Account Manager, Continental India Ltd. kalyan.yalamanchili@conti.in
Mr. Vikram Malhotra, Director (Marketing & Sales), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. malhotra@jkmail.com
Mr. P K Walia, V.P. – Farm & Commercial Business, Goodyear India Ltd. pk_walia@goodyear.com
Mr. Mohan Kumar, Commercial Director, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd. mohan.kumar@in.michelin.com
Mr. Raman Kumar, Vice President – Market Development, MRF Ltd, raman.kumar@mrfmail.com
Mr. Kallol Choudhury, Executive Vice President – Marketing, TVS Srichakra Ltd. kallol.c@tvstyres.com
Mr. Sanjay Chatterjee, General Manager, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd. s.chatterjee@yokohama-india.com

Supply Chain & Resources (SCR) Group

Key Areas

  • Analysis of the fair and sustainable supply of raw materials on short, medium & long term basis
  • Conducting studies on the Import – Export scenario of raw materials
  • Assessment of the challenges being faced due to the raw material supply
  • Tracking the commodity price trends required for the industry
  • Surveying the market as regards substitution of Raw Materials

Convener: Mr. Mohan Kurian, Senior General Manager Materials, MRF Ltd., mohan.kurian@mrfmail.com
Co-Convener: Mr. Krishnamohan Nimmagadda, Zone Purchasing Manager, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd., krishnamohan.nimmagadda@in.michelin.com

Members:
Mr. Pravin Tripathi, Head Global – Purchase, Apollo Tyres Ltd., pravin.tripathi@apollotyres.com
Mr. Birajeev Singh, Chief – Supply Chain and Procurement, Birla Tyres, birajeev_singh@birlatyre.com
Mr. Navin Choubey, Sr. Dy. G M – Purchase, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., choubey@bridgestone.co.in
Mr. Kumar Subbiah, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ceat Ltd., subbiah.kumar@ceat.in
Mr. Yazery Yaakub, Head of Purchasing, Continental India Ltd., yazery.yaakub@conti.in
Mr. Ramesh Chutani, Country Head Purchasing – India (RM & Non Factory), Goodyear India Ltd., ramesh.chutani@goodyear.com
Mr. Ashish Pandey, Vice President – Materials, JK Tyres & Industries Ltd. ashish@jkmail.com
Mr. Krishnamohan Nimmagadda, Zone Purchasing Manager, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd., krishnamohan.nimmagadda@in.michelin.com
Mr. V. Natrajan, Head – Supply Chain, TVS Srichakra Ltd., natarajan.v@tvstyres.com
Mr. Yoshiaki Mori, Executive Director, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd., yoshiaki.mori@y-yokohama.com

Technology, Environment, Safety & Standards (TESS) Group

Key Areas

  • Comprehensive promotion of 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle)
  • Collaboration with Governments (domestic & foreign) and tyre related organizations concerning harmonization of safety regulations.
  • Research and participation in environment related issues
  • Tracing and Tracking Technology advancements (Global & Domestic)
  • Encouragement for recycling & resource efficiency
  • Plan & promote policies concerning tyre usage, road safety and environmental preservation
  • Publication of ITTAC Year Book (standards for automobile tyres)
  • Review and assessment of global standards & legislation impacting the Tyre Industry (Short, Medium & Long Term)
  • Promote and advance the use of sustainable Transportation
  • Promote and advance the use of nano-materials

Convener: Mr. V. K. Misra, Technical Director, J.K. Tyre & Industries Ltd., vkmisra@jkmail.com
Co-Convener: Mr. Rajiv Raghuwanshi, Plant Head-Quality & Technology, Goodyear India Ltd., rajiv_raghuwanshi@goodyear.com

Members:
Mr. P. K. Mohamed, Chief Advisor – Research & Technical, Apollo Tyres Ltd., pk.mohamed@apollotyres.com
Dr. Sarat Ghosh, Chief Technology Officer (Balasore Works), Birla Tyres,sarat_ghosh@birlatyre.com
Mr. S. S. Gussain, Sr. Deputy General Manager, Training Center, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., s-gusain@bridgestone.co.in
Mr. Tom Thomas, Executive Director (Technology & Projects), Ceat Ltd., tom.thomas@ceat.in
Mr. Balamurali Krishna, Manager – S&R  – Tyre Division, Continental India Ltd., bala-murali.krishna@conti.in
Mr. Neeraj Gupta, Director – Norms and Regulations, Michelin India Pvt. Ltd., neeraj.gupta@in.michelin.com
Mr. P.J. Xavier, Executive Vice President R&D, MRF Ltd., xavier.pj@mrfmail.com
Mr. S Gopalakrishnan, Vice President – R&D, TVS Srichakra Ltd., sgk@tvstyres.com
Mr. Hiroyuki Saito, Director & Deputy Plant Head, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd., hiroyuki.saito@yokohama-india.com

Government Affairs & Legislation (GAL) Group

Key Areas

  • Govt/Trade Policies review (Excise, Customs, Tax, Budget, etc).
  • Identification and analysis of measures that may be employed to safeguard the interests of the domestic industry in respect of trade legislations (ADD, Safeguard, Countervailing duties).
  • Providing critical financial, legal and other related inputs for research reports (e.g. Tariff Commission, Competition Commission, etc).
  • Tracking industry cost trends (in close functioning with the Supply Chain Group).

Convener: Ms. Shruti Joshi, Corporate Secretary, Ceat Ltd., shruti.joshi@ceat.in
Co-convener: Mr. K.P. Rangaraj, President-Finance, TVS Srichakra Ltd, rangaraj.kp@tvstyres.com

Members:
Mr. Anil Chopra, Head – Corporate Accounts, Apollo Tyres Ltd., anil.chopra@apollotyres.com
Mr. Asim Bhattarcharya, Business Controller, Birla Tyres, asim.bhattacharya@kesoram.net
Ms. Abha Jaiswal, Company Secretary, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd., abha-jaiswal@bridgestone.co.in
Mr. Niranjan Pattnayak, Senior Manager – Indirect Tax, Continental India Ltd., niranjan.pattnayak@conti.in
Mr. Shailendra Jindal, Head – Taxation, Goodyear India, shailendra_jindal@goodyear.com
Mr. Rajesh Kakkar, Associate Vice President (MA&BC), J.K. Tyres & Industries Ltd., rajesh@jkmail.com
Ms. Nandita Khurana, Zone Director – Legal ( AIM), Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd., nandita.khurana@in.michelin.com
Mr. Madhu Nainan, Vice President – Finance, MRF Ltd., madhu.nainan@mrfmail.com
Mr. Ajay Gupta, General Manager, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd., a.gupta@yokohama-india.com