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Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd (SONA.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hidekazu Omura

2017 Chairman of the Board

Sudhir Chopra

57 2017 President, Company Secretary, Director - Corporate Affairs

Kiyozumi Kamiki

58 2017 Managing Director, Director

Seiho Kawakami

2017 Additional Director

Toshiya Miki

2016 Director

Geeta Mathur

2017 Additional Woman Independent Director

Ravi Bhoothalingam

69 Non-Executive Independent Director

Prasan Firodia

2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Shamsher Mehta

70 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Ramesh Suri

74 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hidekazu Omura

Sudhir Chopra

Mr. Sudhir Chopra serves as President, Company Secretary, Director - Corporate Affairs of the Company. He was President, Compliance Officer, Company Secretary of Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited. He holds B.Com, FCS, LL.B.

Kiyozumi Kamiki

Mr. Kiyozumi Kamiki serves as Managing Director, Director of the Company. He was Deputy Managing Director, Director - Nominee of JTEKT Corporation, Japan of Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited. He did his graduation in engineering from Ehime University and also attained a Master’s Degree. Mr. Kamiki joined Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. (currently known as ‘JTEKT Corporation’) in the year 1982 and was assigned to investigating quality issues at Kokubu Plant. After being promoted to Assistant Manager in 1989, he was transferred to Koyo Corporation, USA. During 1997-2003 Mr. Kamiki worked in Quality Assurance Department in Japan. In 2004, he was made In charge of quality and transferred to Koyo Steering USA. He was made Managing Director in 2006 and transferred to JTEKT Automotive South Carolina Inc. In 2010, Mr. Kamiki was promoted to Head of Tadomisaki Plant of JTEKT. Mr. Kamiki has got vast experience of handling manufacturing operations and quality issues. Mr. Kamiki is not a member of the Board of any of the Indian Companies. He does not hold any Equity Shares of the Company.

Seiho Kawakami

Toshiya Miki

Geeta Mathur

Ravi Bhoothalingam

Mr. Ravi Bhoothalingam is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited. He is Chief Executive of Manas Advisory, a Consultancy practice focusing on change management, travel and tourism. Until 30th June 2001 he was President of The Oberoi Group of Hotels and in this capacity responsible for the operations of the Group Worldwide, consisting of thirty-two hotels, flight catering units and luxury cruise ships in six countries across Asia. Prior to joining The Oberoi Group, he was Head of Personnel Worldwide with BAT plc, U.K, Managing Director of VST Industries Ltd. and Director ITC Limited. He serves on the Board of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. He served as Chairman of Shareholders’ Grievance Committee and Investment Committee and Member of Nomination, Governance & Compensation Committee, Management Committee and Audit Committee of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.

Prasan Firodia

Shamsher Mehta

Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Shamsher Singh Mehta is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited. He was commissioned into the Army in 1962, he led the only tank column to reach Dacca during the 1971 War for the Liberation of Bangladesh. During his 41 years of service he has held numerous command and staff assignments. Before retiring from the Army in January 2004 he held the prestigious appointment of General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command. He was the Director General of Confederation of Indian Industry from May 2006 to April, 2008 and was a Member of the National Security Advisory Board from 2004 to 2006. He is on the board of the Indian Council of World Affairs and a Trustee of the Tribune Trust. Gen. Mehta is a visiting speaker on ‘Strategy’ and ‘Leadership’ within and outside the Armed Forces. He serves on the Board of Religare Trustee Company Ltd. and Altran Technologies India Private Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee and chairman of Investor Services Committee of Religare Trustee Company Limited.

Ramesh Suri

Mr. Ramesh Suri is Non-Executive Independent Director of Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited. He has Bachelor's Degree of Science. Mr. Ramesh Suri possesses experience in automobile suppliers manufacturing industry. He is chairman of Subros Limited, India’s first automotive air-conditioning company and at present is the automotive airconditioning system manufacturer in the country. He is the Promoter Director of Bharat Hotels Ltd. Mr. Ramesh Suri is also the Past Chairman (Northern Region) of Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Uttar Pradesh State Council and Member, Confederation of Indian Industry, Northern Regional Council. Some of the Companies where Mr. Ramesh Suri serves as a member of the Board include Subros Limited, Bharat Hotels Limited, Rohan Motors Limited, Prima Telecom Limited, Prime Cellular Limited and Udaipur Hotels Limited. He is a member of Shareholders’ Grievance cum Share Transfer Committees of Subros Limited and Bharat Hotels Limited and also member of Audit Committee of Prime Cellular Limited and Prima Telecom Limited. He holds the position of Chairman of the Audit Committees of Fibcom India Limited and Global Autotech Limited.

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