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Mr. Vipin Sondhi

Independent Non-Executive Director


Mr Vipin Sondhi is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He did his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar.

Key Achievements:

Mr Sondhi has 37 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering-based companies of which 21 years have been as MD & CEO. He was MD & CEO of Ashok Leyland, which is the 2nd largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in India with an international footprint. Prior to Ashok Leyland, he was the MD & CEO of JCB India for over 13 years and along with a talented team, he led it to sustained market leadership in Construction Equipment; as also established JCB India as a high-quality and technology global manufacturing hub for the parent. He was a member of JCB’s Global Group Executive and oversaw South East Asia and the Pacific regions in addition to India. He has also worked with Tecumseh India (MD & CEO for six years), Tata Steel and Shriram Honda. He has a strong and proven track record as a passionate leader.

The Government of India appointed him as the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IlSER), Bhopal (2015-18). He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CIl) National Council, and the Chairman of CII’s Mission on Technology, Innovation & Research as well Chairman of CII’s committee on  Future Mobility & Battery Storage. He is also the Chairperson of the National Board for Quality Promotion, Quality Council of India. 

He was awarded the (CII) Young Manager’s Trophy in 2000, The Udyog Rattan Awarded by the Institute of Economic Studies in 2011 and The CEO of the year (CEO India Awards) in 2014. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Bharatiya Shakti Trust; The Ananta Centre; and the Sasakawa India Leprosy Foundation.