Board Of Directors

Divgi-TTS leads the industry with a visionary and distinguished Board of Directors. Their keen interest to make the company a center of corporate excellence has been the key driving factor in enhancing our professional excellence.


The Board serves as a counsel with impeccable knowledge and guidance that is taking Divgi-TTS to new heights in this rapidly globalized world.





Jitendra B. Divgi, Managing Director

Jiten is Mechanical Engineer from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani and has a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing from the University of Massachusetts, USA. He brings a vision of taking this automotive component manufacturing business to newer heights and this vision is backed by his innate business acumen.

 

After returning to India in 1990, Jiten was the driver of change to chart the company’s graduation from a components manufacturer to a solutions provider to OEMs in India and abroad. In 1995, he inked a JV with BorgWarner; a USA based pioneering powertrain solutions provider, and Divgi Metalwares to form DivgiWarner Pvt. Ltd.

 

Jiten was involved in the buyout of the BorgWarner stake in the DivgiWarner JV and the renaming of the company to Divgi TorqTransfer Systems. Jiten remains the Managing Director of the new entity, Divgi-TTS.

 

An avid reader, Jiten is interested in philosophy, art and music. He hones is tabla playing skills in the spare time.




Hirendra B. Divgi, Director

Hiren has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bangalore and has over 30 years of experience in advanced gear manufacturing processes and their influence in drive train products.

 

Hiren likes finding the link between spirituality and science. To the pleasure of his loved ones, he is interested in gourmet cooking and some of his delicacies are famous at family gatherings!




Pradip Dubhashi, Independent Director

Pradip Dubhashi has been a Strategy Consultant from early 90’s. He helps technology companies raise venture capital and companies in growth mode private equity. His specific areas of interest are Scenarios, Technology Diffusion, Financial Forecasting under Uncertainty, Reverse Economics, and Competitive Intelligence. He spent 17 years in the Mahindra Group as their Corporate Planning Manager. He played an integral role at M&M to set up Mahindra BT (now Tech Mahindra) and a JV with for oil drilling services . In his last assignment, he set up a subsidiary Siroplast Ltd, a company in engineering plastics and served as its first CEO.

 

Pradip Dubhashi is an Electrical Engineer from the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP) and he did MBA from XLRI (Jamshedpur). He serves on the boards of Prime Securities Ltd and The Mandhana Retail Ventures Ltd (both listed entities) as an Independent Director and Chairman. He mentors start-ups, likes to read and is an ardent golfer.




Pundalik Kudva, Independent Director

Pundalik Kudva, a Chartered Accountant by profession has been in the field since last 37 years. He is a Senior Partner in CNK P.D. Kudva & Co., specializing in Advisory Services, Direct Tax Litigation, and Legal Representation. His focus extends to Real Estate, Promoters & Builders, and Small & Medium Enterprises.

 

An advisor to many Indian and multinational companies, Pundalik has spoken at various forums on key financial topics. He is a Trustee and Treasurer of Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Centre Pune which co-ordinates deceased donor organ transplant in Pune and other cities of Maharashtra.

 

An active Rotarian, Pundalik is a chartered member and Ex-President of the Rotary Club of Poona Downtown, where he has been recognized and awarded for his service to the community. He has helped raise substantial funds for various charitable causes.




Mr. Ajay Limaye, Independent Director

Investment Director, has 23 years of experience including 22 years in private equity and venture capital. He has been with OIJIF since its inception. He has a celebrated track record of successfully managing various venture capital and private equity funds with a variety of investment strategies. His fund management experience includes listed equities, diversified private equity funds, venture capital funds, infrastructure fund, and special situations fund. Ajay represents the Fund on the Boards of HBL Batteries Limited and Data Patterns Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Indus Teqsite)

 

Before joining OIJIF, Ajay worked in the Private Equity team of Tata Capital. He is a CFA Charter holder with prior qualification as a Production Engineer with MBA in Finance.






Management





Jitendra B. Divgi, Managing Director

Jiten currently heads Divgi-TTS as its Managing Director.




Balaji Veerabhadram, Head – Sales, Marketing and Advance Business Development

Balaji holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering & Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management. An experienced professional having more than 32 years of experience in Auto Ancillary Industry, Balaji had been associated with companies like Brakes India Ltd, Kalyani Brakes (BOSCH), Knorr Bremse India, Tata Visteon, Magneti Marelli and, Motherson Automotive Technologies & Engineering at various locations across India.

 

Balaji has diverse experience in handling Application Engineering, Technical Service, Program Management, Market Analysis and Strategy Development. He believes in collective teamwork and CFT approach, which he values the most.




Dr. Balu N. Patil, Group Operations Head

With over 24 years of automotive industry experience, Dr. Balu brings abundance of knowledge to the table.

 

Prior to joining Divgi-TTS, he worked with companies like Bajaj Auto, Perciforge, Ogniene India, and KTFL – Bharat Forge Group.

 

He has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and is a Graduate in Industrial Engineering He also holds an MBA and PhD.

 

With his enriched operational excellence leadership skills, he keeps the team motivated for high performance and growth by aligning with the strategic vision of the organization. He is involved in effectively connecting standard enablement tools like IATF, TPM, TPS, QSB, Divgi-TTS production System, and PLCM

 

He relaxes through meditation, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.




Deepak A. Vani, Head – Purchase & Global Supply Management

Deepak graduated as a Production Engineer from Shivaji University, Kolhapur in 2006. He joined Divgi-TTS, Bhosari as a Graduate Trainee Engineer in 2006. In the eleven years that he has been with Divgi-TTS, he has served in various domains such as Quality Systems, Manufacturing, Purchase, Global Sourcing, and Supplier Technical Assistance. He has been a key contributor in the implementation of the Divgi-TTS Production System and Quality Systems Basics processes at the Divgi-TTS plants.

 

In 2013, Deepak completed his Masters in Manufacturing Management from BITS Pilani. He has authored several technical papers that he has presented at SAE Conferences at the COMVEC, USA.

 

Deepak likes to play cricket and chess. His passion is automobiles and he holds a special place in heart for Indian music.




Sudhir M. Mirjankar, Head – Finance & Company Affairs

Sudhir, a commerce graduate and a post-graduate in Business Administration, has been with Divgi-TTS since he joined the organization in 1997 as an Accounts Trainee. During his tenure at Divgi-TTS, Sudhir also had a short stint at Divgi Metalwares, a group company.

 

Sudhir takes on the pressure of working in a highly challenging and competitive environment head-on.

 

Sudhir enjoys family time and travelling is one of his all-time favorites. He is also a fitness freak and believes in the mantra of sound body, sound mind.




Gopal K. Dalvi, Head – HR & OD

Gopal completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineer from Government Polytechnic, Kolhapur in 1996.

 

Gopal worked with KeihinFie Pvt. Ltd and Spicer India as a Production Engineer until 2007 when he decided to join Divgi-TTS's workforce as the Management Representative. His work experience in diversified areas such as Manufacturing Operations, Quality Systems, and HR & OD and his passion in Education and Training stood him in good stead when he moved into the HR function in 2011.

 

Gopal pursued his Post Graduation in HR (Executive- MBA) from the Institute of Business Management and Research, Chinchwad (IBMR), Pune University. He co-authored a paper published by SAE in 2013.

 

Away from office, Gopal likes reading Marathi novels and watching political debates. He enjoys quiet time with his family.




Prasanna B. Deshpande, Head – Product Engineering

Prasanna graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rural Engineering College, Gulbarga University, Karnataka. He has been with Divgi-TTS for 19 long years and has risen to become the Head of Product Engineering.

 

Prasanna is a thorough family man; he is interested in current affairs, watches movies with family regularly and is involved in various in community activities.




Suresh V. Deshmukh, Head – Product Manufacturing

Suresh has been always been the “manufacturing man”. He completed his DME from P.L. Lahoti Government Polytechnic, Latur and worked with Mahindra & Mahindra (Tractor Division) as the Manager of Transmission Process Development before he joined Divgi-TTS in the year 2000. His decades of manufacturing experience propelled him to the position of Head of Manufacturing Engineering.

 

Away from office, he spends his time listening to music, watching cricket matches, and reading spiritual books.




Rakesh R Sharma, Head – Growth & Launch Management

Rakesh graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Marathwada University , Aurangabad in 1995. Before joining Divgi Group, he worked with Virgo Engineers and Deltech Controls Pvt. Ltd for 7 Years.

 

In his 15 years of association with the Divgi Group, Rakesh has worked in different capacities at all of our three facilities – at Sirsi for a total of 11 years as Senior Manufacturing Engineer and Manager, at Bhosari as Head of Operations and at Shivare as the Plant Head for 3 years.

 

Currently, as Head of Growth and Launch Management for all of Divgi-TTS’ facilities, Rakesh spearheads all business infrastructure requirements planned as part of the company’s business growth blueprint.

 

Rakesh loves to spend time with family, play cricket, cook, listen to music, and read books.




Yogesh P. Katyarmal, Head – Management Systems

Yogesh completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in the year 1998 from JSPM Polytechnic, Pusad, Maharashtra.

 

He is Project Management Professional (PMP) ® and ASQ certified professional with credential of Certified Six Sigma black Belt (CSSBB), CMQ/ OE, CSQP . He is qualified lead auditor for ISO 9001:2015, EMS 14001:2015.

 

He also accomplished BBA and PGDBM from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

 

Prior to Divgi-TTS, he worked with various MNCs such as Skoda Auto , TUV Nord , Philips Electronics, and Kendrion (in the Quality Assurance domain).

 

At Divgi-TTS, he is responsible for developing quality system and building quality culture to help the company become a world class organization.

 

Yogesh is fond of pets and is part of the local animal lover community. . He is also associated with various industrial professional forums and is an active member of the Project Management Institute, American Society for Quality.