CEO & MD, Hella India Lighting Ltd
One of the Youngest Professional CEO, Ramashankar Pandey is the Managing Director of Hella India Lighting Ltd. since Year 2010. Additional to his Managing Director Role for India, He has a global role at Hella Germany for Special OE Division, where he works very closely with US Market.
Winner of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for 2016 in the Promising Category, he is an alumni of NIT Calicut, ICFAI Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore. He also completed AIMA’s flagship Global Advance Management Program by University of California, Berkeley at Silicon Valley. He is member of Executive Committee for ACMA- Auto Component Manufacturer Association of India and he is Co-Chair for the Consumer Affairs Committee at ACMA. He is Jury member of AIMA’s (All India Management Association) National Competition for Young Managers-2016. He is also member of the working group of SAFE-A (SIAM) Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturer’s initiative.
He is very passionate and actively engaged to fight the menace of alarming Road Deaths on Indian Roads by steering various road safety awareness campaigns as president-CWC of “Drive Smart , Drive Safe” organisation. In this capacity he is known more as a social activist, a Road Safety Warrior than a Professional CEO.
With more than 18 years of Entrepreneurial and “Turn Around” experience in the Auto Component Industry having versatile experience, both in OEM and Aftermarket Industry fields. As a BOSCH & Timken Alumni, his core area of interest is “Technology” and “People Development”. He was Topper of his batch at NIT Calicut and University Rank Holder in his engineering.
Joined Hella Asia Singapore in 2006 to lead its Indian Aftermarket start-up and later joined the board of Hella’s Indian manufacturing unit “Hella India Lighting ltd.” in 2009 and successfully turned around its Special OE Business. Giving a new vision altogether, “Technology of Tomorrow for the Life of Today on Indian Roads”, he achieved the Business Model Innovation for the company and won many Industry recognition including “ACMA Award for Quality & Productivity”, “Auto Component of the Year-2015” by CV Magazine and “ Excellence in Lighting Technology” by International Centre of Automotive Technologies. He is also holder of Green belt in LEAN Six Sigma.
Founder member of Knowledge Charity NGO Prayaas Bangalore , he was also the Secretary of Computer Society of India , Student Chapter at NIT Calicut and Convenor of National level Symposium involving IIT’s, NIT’s and Reputed State level Engineering Colleges during his College days.