Niranjan Nadkarni is the Chief Executive Officer of TÜV SÜD South Asia. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Management for the South Asia region (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).
Niranjan has been associated with the company for close to two decades and has experienced as well as led the transition at TÜV SÜD South Asia over the years.
His leadership has seen TÜV SÜD South Asia’s foray into the textile and food testing, inspection and certification business, which was introduced under the Product Service vertical along with many state of the art laboratories for testing food and softlines.
His educational qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, a Diploma in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Management Science.
He has extensive experience conducting international trainings and audits for the automotive industry, on behalf of TÜV SÜD Management Services in countries such as China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Germany and the United States apart from India.
Mr. JK Rajan
Sr. Vice President, Real Estate & Mobility
JK Rajan, a graduate in engineering from the University of Mumbai, has been associated with TÜV SÜD South Asia since its inception. Under his leadership, the verticals comprising of plant engineering, environmental technology, real estate, rail and traffic & road safety solution have witnessed a remarkable growth.
JK Rajan brings with him deep domain knowledge in the industrial sector, having successfully managed major projects of the NHAI and Bangalore Metro among many others. His extensive training experience in the field of Quality of Construction and Automotive Engineering have heavily contributed to the organization.
JK Rajan is an ISO / TS 16949:2002, QS 9000 and ISO 9001:2000 Lead Auditor.
Till date, he has performed more than 1000 quality management system audits of companies belonging to the automotive and manufacturing sectors, both in India and abroad.
Mr. Suresh Kumar
Sr. Vice President, Consumer Product Services
Mr. Suresh Kumar, a graduate in polymer chemistry and chemical technology, heads the Consumer Product Service Division of TÜV SÜD South Asia.
As Sr. Vice President of Consumer Product Services, his portfolio comprises of testing, inspection & auditing services that cater to textiles & leather, hardlines, chemical, electrical & electronics, medical & health, and food & beauty related sectors.
With deep domain knowledge in American and European retailer requirements in testing, inspection and social auditing services, Suresh Kumar has successfully launched the TÜV SÜD Softlines operations in South Asia.
Ms. Suchitra Shahapurkar
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources
Ms. Suchitra Shahapurkar, in the last 10 years of her association with TÜV SÜD South Asia, has played an instrumental role in re-engineering the structure, role and responsibilities of the Human Resources department. Under her leadership, the organization has witnessed a surge in employee engagement and talent attraction, must haves for a skilled manpower-intensive industry like ours.
Prior to joining TÜV SÜD South Asia, she has worked in the BPO and healthcare sectors.
Suchitra holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, a Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, and a Post-Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Mumbai. She has also attended a 'Strategic Management, Leadership & Change' training programme at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Suchitra, a movie buff, is a foodie and enjoys music and reading.