• Kalyandhar Vinukonda, Founder & CEO, AutoBrix

    Kalyandhar Vinukonda, Founder & CEO, AutoBrix

  • It's been a couple of years since the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) pushed service centers into offering water washes only if they have treatment plants. But despite the mandate that aims to protect the water bodies with-in the water-scarce city, service centers continue to waste hundreds of liters of water to just wash a vehicle. The Founder & CEO of AutoBrix ­ a tech-savvy car washing company, Kalyandhar Vinukonda is on a mission to host a paradigm shift in this water-wasting culture by revolutionizing the way car washing happens in our country. Back-lifted by state-of-the-art technologies, AutoBrix limits the water usage to a nominal 100 milliliters!

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  • Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2020

    The automotive industry is a knowledge-intensive industry, and plays an important role in the country's socio-economic development. Let's see how ­ the industry makes more than 60 million cars and trucks a year, and they are responsible for almost half the world's oil consumption. Not just that, the industry employs four million people directly, and much more indirectly. These are the stats that can easily convince anyone to realize that the automotive industry is a major industrial and economic force worldwide. It is obvious that the industry is emerging and will witness continuous growth in the coming years, but to be true the reason behind this growth is and will be the automotive industry leaders. An engine of growth and prosperity, the automotive industry is epitomized by generations of hard-driving `command and control' leaders. Like every other sector & industry, the automotive industry also faces ever-changing challenges. For instance, globalization, individualizations, digitalization and increasing competition have been pressing the face of the industry since the beginning. So, being just a large automobile firm or investing in the big sectors does not guarantee success. Only those companies that are able to innovate and find new ways to create value are able to thrive in this market. These are all possible because of the industry leaders who are dedicated towards their work and are inclined in the direction of their growth, their organization's growth, as well as the growth of the whole ecosystem. Such kind of leaders are responsible for bringing changes (advancement) in the industry, starting from the grass-root level to the top, while strengthening the industry as a whole. Though finding such leaders is a herculean task, it is not impossible, as they do exist in the industry. This is what we have done for our readers on this issue. CEO Insights Magazine along with an expert panel comprising of industry leaders, veterans, automotive industry professionals, and investors together have shortlisted 10 names from the Automotive Industry who are bringing positive change in the industry. In the current edition of CEO Insights `Top 10 Leaders in Automotive - 2020', we bring to you the story of their passion, compassion, commitment, intellect, struggle, failure and most importantly, their success. Hope the list meets its purpose of existence and inspires many to step in the industry to strengthen the automotive ecosystem in the country.

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Lithos MotorsLithos Motors Aditya Ganjapure,Co-Founder & CEO A young entrepreneur with innovation in his DNA and who emphasizes more on people and company culture
CarDekhoCarDekho Amit Jain,Co-Founder & CEO An IIT-Delhi alumnus, Amit started his career with IT services giant TCS, and had since then held key roles at Trilogy and GirnarSoft
Ola CabsOla Cabs Bhavish Aggarwal,CEO An IIT-Bombay alumnus, Bhavish incepted cab aggregator app - Ola, prior to which he worked with Microsoft in its Indian research division
SUN MobilitySUN Mobility Chetan Maini,Co-Founder & Vice Chairman Best known for building India's first electric car, REVA, he is also an investor and on the board of several clean-tech startups
NRB BearingsNRB Bearings Harshbeena Zaveri,Vice Chairman & MD Passionate about empowering youth through education, he is a proponent for building an inclusive world, and has spoken about leadership & inclusivity and at prominent Universities
Shell LubricantsShell Lubricants Mansi Tripathy,Managing Director A seasoned industry veteran with 20+ years of experience working across diverse verticals, where she has worked on diverse product categories, multifunctional & multicultural teams, channels and business models
PrecarmartPrecarmart Mayur Shetty,Co-Founder & Director Specialized in buying & selling of Pre-owned Cars, Auto Finance, and Used Car Dealering
CalamusCalamus Nilesh R Bothra,Co-Founder & CEO With deep-rooted passion for automobiles and enhancing people’s lives, he outshines as a successful entrepreneur and adept product developer
Automex E-MotorsAutomex E-Motors Prashant Shashikant Pawar,Founder Endeavours to integrate the industry's leading resources and build the world's leading intelligent high-performance electric motorcycles and scooters
DROOMDROOM Sandeep Aggarwal,Founder & CEO A serial entrepreneur, angle investor, Internet visionary and philanthropist, Sandeep is the pround founder of two of the most well-known online marketplaces in India - ShopClues (e-Commerce), and DROOM (online marketplace for automobiles)
Joy e bikeJoy e bike Yatin Gupte,CEO Building an empire from the scratch might seem adventurous in a book, but making it possible is not a walk in the park

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