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BCIC Office Bearers 2020-2021

President and Whole Time Director of Toyota Industries Engines Pvt Ltd. ;

Was Senior Vice President at Toyota Kirloskar Auto Parts Pvt Ltd

Professional Qualifications:

BE (Mech) from Madras University
MS in Technology Operation from BITS, Pilani
Management Programme from IIM Bangalore; Masters Certificate Programme on Gemba Kaizen, JIPM
Leaders Development Programme at Toyota Motor Global Learning Centre, Mikabe, Japan


Work Experience:

Over 33 years of experience in Manufacturing and Production Engineering, HR and Administration. Worked for TVS Brakes India and Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (1999 – 2000)

Involvement with Industry Bodies:

BCIC:

Chairman HR Expert Committee 2014-15

Chairman Infrastructure and Urban Development Expert Committee, 2013-14

Management Committee - 2009-10; 2010-11; 2013-14; 2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18; 2018-19

Chairman Industrial Committee for 3 successive terms 2008 – 2011

Mentor – Human Capital Services 2016-17

CII:

Member National IR Council, 2011-12 and 2013-14

Member Karnataka State Council, 2012-13

Convenor Manufacturing Panel, 2012-13

Co-Convenor of HR and IR Panel, Karnataka State council, 2011-12

Member Karnataka Manufacturing Task Force, 2011-12

Co-Convenor of Manufacturing council, Karnataka, 2010-11

Executive Council Member, CII 2017-18

Chief Convenor – Operations and People Excellence Panel, CII 2017-18

Others:

Advisor: National Prototyping Society of India

Life Member and Past Chairman: Quality Circle Forum of India, Bangalore.

Frequently invited speaker at National / International workshops to talk on Global Manufacturing / Best Practices

Closely interacts with senior Government officials and trade bodies such as BCIC, ACMA, CII, QCFI

Participated in the Global Science and Technology for Society Forum at Kyoto, Japan

Panellist in creating high performance organization at IIM, Bangalore

Sekar has over 30 years of experience in the field of Direct Taxes, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Taxation and Transfer Pricing. His client portfolio includes leading companies in Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Engineering.

Sekar’s key areas of expertise include inbound structuring, litigation support and advising on cross border tax issues. He advises inbound global companies on entry strategy, inbound structuring and assists them on mitigating tax risks. He is also associated with many landmark litigation cases for global companies.

In addition to advising clients, Sekar is active in representing before the Government on various tax issues impacting industry through his positions in Chambers of Commerce.

He is also a prolific writer, contributing regularly to tax journals and main line papers. He has authored many books including Transfer Pricing Law and Practice, Taxation of Merger, De-merger and Foreign Collaboration and Landmark Judgements of Supreme Court on Direct Tax Laws: An Analysis.

Sekar was the Chairman of Direct Taxes Expert Committee, BCIC for the past 10 years.

He is the Founder Director of International Tax Research and Analysis Foundation (ITRAF) a dedicated research body in the field of International Tax; Also is the Associate Member of ICAI and Member of Executive Committee of International Fiscal Association (India Branch); Member of the India Board of International Fiscal Association and also works closely with other Chambers including NASSCOM.

Dr. L. Ravindran, B.Com(Hons), PGDIM, Ph.D; CFP CM; with over 3 decades of work experience has employment spanning in Senior management roles in manufacturing and financial services companies of repute in India and abroad. In his career, he has donned diverse management roles in strategic sales and marketing, customer centric initiatives, compliance and management reporting, etc . Prior to his entrepreneurial role, he was employed with Zurich financial services group, 20th Century Finance Corporation Ltd, GE Alstom, etc to name a few.

In his current role as MD & CEO of Wealthmax Enterprises Management Private Limited, based in Bengaluru, he with his team spread over 6 cities of India over the last 17 years are involved in handling customers across the world in the businesses of financial services and energy management.

His company is the past winner of the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award and winner for few years of CNBC TV 18 best performing financial advisor.

He is an alumnus of St.Xaviers College, Calcutta and IIM Ahmedabad. His Doctorate (Ph.D) in Finance is on Management of Pension Funds in select sectors with analysis on Issues and Strategies.

He is the Vice President and Management Committee member of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC) and is a committee member of the IIM Ahmedabad Alumni Assn, Bangalore chapter and was a mentor at IIMA-CIIE Incubation center.

At BCIC, besides being a member for 16 years he has chaired the Start up and Economic Affairs committee and carried out important events with the help of his team members and represented to the Government in few strategic matters and also formulated the BCIC Emerging Stars Award.

He was also a Board member of MDRT (Million Dollar Round Table)-India and the FPSB (Financial Planning Standards Board) India.

He writes various columns in economics and finances in leading newspapers, bulletins, journals, etc and also participates as a lead speaker in various issues of importance.

He has travelled extensively around the world. He was short listed to be within the Top 1000 persons in the world and as one among 61 Indians out of 161000 applicants to be travelling to Mars when selected in the year 2013.

His hobbies include playing golf and wildlife photography.

More recently, he has self-published and co-authored a book titled 'ACBC- After Corona Before Corona' a topical subject of interest. The e-book is made available online in amazon.com and the paperback edition is made available since last week in Indian stores.

54 years, Advanced PG Degree in Rolling Bearing Technology

Awarded the Lockheed Martin 2008 India Innovation Silver Medal

Managing Director at Jesons Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a IATF:16949 product machining, assembly and engineering services company

Managing Director at Infomart (India) Pvt. Ltd., whose Power Over Ethernet products are made in India and have been used on all seven continents including Antarctica.

Performance and ideas driven manager with 26 years’ experience in end-to-end value chains and product management

Seven years as Management Committee Member and Chairman/Member of the Infrastructure Expert Committee of BCIC for over 11 years

Represented BCIC at Customs Advisory Committee, Government of India; Airport Users Consultative Committee, Bengaluru International Airport; Special invitee and BCIC representative to High Level Committee on Airport Connectivity, Government of Karnataka; City Connect.

Member of Confederation of Indian industry (CII), Automotive Component Manufacturer’s Association (ACMA), and Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI)

Passionate about aviation. Editor of BangaloreAviation.com which has been ranked first in Indian aviation websites; Ranked #6 in Mashable’s global list of aviation experts.

Authored a book titled “Wines Demystified”.

Member of the Rotary Club of Bangalore.