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.,
Co-Convener: Mr. Vaibhav Saraf, G M Sales & Marketing,

Mr. Ashok Ganguly, Marketing Head, Birla Tyres
Mr. Nitish Bajaj, Vice President – Marketing, Ceat Ltd.
Mr. Kalyan Yalamanchili, Key Account Manager, Continental India Ltd.
Mr. Vikram Malhotra, Director (Marketing & Sales), JK Tyre & Industries Ltd.
Mr. P K Walia, V.P. – Farm & Commercial Business, Goodyear India Ltd.
Mr. Mohan Kumar, Commercial Director, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Raman Kumar, Vice President – Market Development, MRF Ltd,
Mr. Kallol Choudhury, Executive Vice President – Marketing, TVS Srichakra Ltd.
Mr. Sanjay Chatterjee, General Manager, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd.

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.,
Co-Convener: Mr. Krishnamohan Nimmagadda, Zone Purchasing Manager, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd.,

Mr. Pravin Tripathi, Head Global – Purchase, Apollo Tyres Ltd.,
Mr. Birajeev Singh, Chief – Supply Chain and Procurement, Birla Tyres,
Mr. Navin Choubey, Sr. Dy. G M – Purchase, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. Kumar Subbiah, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Ceat Ltd.,
Mr. Yazery Yaakub, Head of Purchasing, Continental India Ltd.,
Mr. Ramesh Chutani, Country Head Purchasing – India (RM & Non Factory), Goodyear India Ltd.,
Mr. Ashish Pandey, Vice President – Materials, JK Tyres & Industries Ltd.
Mr. Krishnamohan Nimmagadda, Zone Purchasing Manager, Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. V. Natrajan, Head – Supply Chain, TVS Srichakra Ltd.,
Mr. Yoshiaki Mori, Executive Director, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd.,

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.,
Co-Convener: Mr. Rajiv Raghuwanshi, Plant Head-Quality & Technology, Goodyear India Ltd.,

Mr. P. K. Mohamed, Chief Advisor – Research & Technical, Apollo Tyres Ltd.,
Dr. Sarat Ghosh, Chief Technology Officer (Balasore Works), Birla Tyres,
Mr. S. S. Gussain, Sr. Deputy General Manager, Training Center, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. Tom Thomas, Executive Director (Technology & Projects), Ceat Ltd.,
Mr. Balamurali Krishna, Manager – S&R  – Tyre Division, Continental India Ltd.,
Mr. Neeraj Gupta, Director – Norms and Regulations, Michelin India Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. P.J. Xavier, Executive Vice President R&D, MRF Ltd.,
Mr. S Gopalakrishnan, Vice President – R&D, TVS Srichakra Ltd.,
Mr. Hiroyuki Saito, Director & Deputy Plant Head, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd.,

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.,
Co-convener: Mr. K.P. Rangaraj, President-Finance, TVS Srichakra Ltd,

Mr. Anil Chopra, Head – Corporate Accounts, Apollo Tyres Ltd.,
Mr. Asim Bhattarcharya, Business Controller, Birla Tyres,
Ms. Abha Jaiswal, Company Secretary, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. Niranjan Pattnayak, Senior Manager – Indirect Tax, Continental India Ltd.,
Mr. Shailendra Jindal, Head – Taxation, Goodyear India,
Mr. Rajesh Kakkar, Associate Vice President (MA&BC), J.K. Tyres & Industries Ltd.,
Ms. Nandita Khurana, Zone Director – Legal ( AIM), Michelin India Tyres Pvt. Ltd.,
Mr. Madhu Nainan, Vice President – Finance, MRF Ltd.,
Mr. Ajay Gupta, General Manager, Yokohama India Pvt. Ltd.,