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Dr Adolfo Perujo

Project Leader DG-JRC
JRC - European Commission

Dr. Perujo is a senior scientist at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre. As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle.
Dr. Perujo graduated from the Universidad de Seville, Spain and obtained the MSc (Accelerator Physics) in the University of Manitoba, Canada. He completed his PhD (Applied Physics) at the University of Guelph, Canada.
Dr Perujo has been involved in the successive revisions of the European Heavy Duty Vehicle legislation (EURO VI) and in the development of the new European regulation for Non-Road Mobile Machinery (NRMM Stage V). He is the leader of the HDV and NRMM groups at the JRC.
He has participated in several UN ECE GRPE groups namely in the informal working group on Heavy Duty Hybrids with an active participation in the validation test program and in the IWG on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles, where he served as Chair of the Environment and Energy Aspects sub-group. He also contributed in the revision of Regulation R96 which introduced the amendments covering the relevant aspects of alignment of R96 to Directive 2004/26/EC stages IIIB and IV. At present he is the chairman of the IWG on Environmental and Propulsion Performance Requirements of L-category vehicles (EPPR).

Jyotirmoy Barman

Senior Manager
VE Commercial Vehicles

Jyotirmoy Barman presently holds the position of Chief
Engineer in BSVI development Project for Light Duty Engine
Application. Overall, he has 11 years of experience in Combustion
Development, Vehicle & OBDII Calibration to meet the norms of
Bharat Stage and European Regulation. He also responsible from
VECV to participate in upcoming emission legislation regulation
meeting and discussions with regulatory agencies in upcoming
presentation of Emission Legislation. He is VCR (VECV Component
Responsible) for engine calibration and combustion optimization.
He has been published more than 20 times within International Papers in the SAE, along with many national paper in various
aspects of areas like combustion, after treatment, fuel economy
etc. Jyotirmoy has completed a Master of Engineering from the
prestigious collage, IIT Roorkee, and is presently pursuing a Phd.
from IIT Indore in the field of combustion development.
His focused areas are emission regulation, alternative fuels and
exhaust emissions. He was the project leader during the BSIV
development for light duty segment of engine from VECV along
with alternate fuel like CNG, Bio Fuel and export application. His
main responsibility is developing the engine calibration as per
market need and to ensure the quality and cost for the engine. He
has been associated with the VECV Group since 2011 and leaded
in many development projects for Europe and Indian market.

Abhay Damle

Joint Secretary (Transport)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Born on 15th August, 1966, Mr Damle belongs to the City of
Bhopal. He obtained his Degree in Mechanical Engineering from
NIT, Bhopal in 1987. He went to Indian Institute of Technology,
New Delhi to complete his Masters in Production Technology in
January, 1989. Thereafter he was selected in Indian Engineering
Services and did a brief stint with Indian Railways. He belongs
to 1989 Batch of Indian Revenue Service. He has served in
Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat in six different
cities. He worked as Director of Central Institute of Road
Transport, Pune for about two years. He has a rich experience
of automobile testing and homologation. Presently he is posted
as Joint Secretary in Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
He is dealing with policy matters relating to road safety,
transportation, vehicle regulations & emission norms.

Kalyankumar Hatti

Head of Strategy, ICV
Ashok Leyland

Kalyan Hatti is responsible for value analysis and engineering for trucks and buses. Key areas of his expertise include engineering attributes that add value to Customers and delight them like Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH), Ride, Handling, Drivability, feel of steering, gear shift etc. He has been one of the experts in Exhaust and After treatment designs with his contribution in designing Exhaust systems for majority of OEM’s in India like Ashok Leyland, Tata Motors, Eicher Motors. He has established a Specialized Exhaust and after treatment Design cluster at Ashok Leyland. He has 17 years of R&D and management experience in Automotive Engineering specific to commercial vehicles - Trucks and Buses. He was also Program Manager – On Board Diagnostics (OBDII) and involved in implementation in India. He is currently leading a team of cross functional team for Value Analysis and Value Engineering focused on Centre for Cost Excellence through various processes and tools like Tear down, clean sheet costing, benchmarking, market evaluation process, Linear price performance etc.

Prior to joining Ashok Leyland in Feb 2005, Kalyan Hatti had worked with Indian Army – College of Military Engineering, Pune. Vehicle Integration and NVH at Tata Motors, Bus Engineering and NVH at Eicher Motors. He was actively involved in Product Lifecycle Management while working at R&D institutions of Defense, Tata Motors ERC, Eicher Motors and now at Ashok Leyland. He had worked hands on in Pro-e, Ideas and Catia. He has made several contributions is developing the Lean Development Process for Product Development at AL, covering from Concept to launch and significant contribution of Centre of Excellence for NVH.

Kalyan Hatti holds a B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Karnatak University Dharwad and M.Sc (Engg). from VTU Belgaum and currently pursuing his PhD. He is an active member of Acoustic Society of India, SAE India, has published several technical papers, 08 patents in Exhaust System. His interest areas are advanced integrated mufflers, Optimization of after treatment devices, Attribute engineering of Trucks and Buses and Value analysis/Value Engineering.

Rashmi Hemant Urdhwareshe

Director
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe took over as Director ARAI on 1st
July 2014. Before taking over this top position, she has a long
career of over 3 decades in ARAI, where she has handled various
senior technical and management responsibilities. ARAI is the
prestigious R&D and Homologation Institute affiliated to Ministry
of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.
Mrs. Urdhwareshe graduated in 1981 from VRCE, Nagpur and
acquired Master’s in Electronics Engineering from Government
College of Engineering, Pune. Her other professional
qualifications include Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) and
Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) from ASQ, USA and
Diploma in Corporate Directorship from World Council for
Corporate Governance (WCCG).
Mrs. Urdhwareshe is the Chairperson of Transport Engineering
Division Council (TEDC), constituted by Bureau of Indian
Standards (BIS), New Delhi. She is also the Chairperson of AISC
(Automotive Industry Standards Committee), which formulates
Safety Standards in India. Mrs. Urdhwareshe is Vice-President
SAE-India. She is a recipient of Woman Excellence Award 2015,
given by Rotary International. Mrs. Rashmi’s other interests are
instrumental music, reading and travelling.

T. R. Kesavan

Chief Operating Officer
TAFE Ltd

T. R. Kesavan is an Engineering and Management professional with  close to 40 years of national and international experience in various functional areas including manufacturing, marketing & sales, research & development, business administration and  project management .

Currently the  COO Product Strategy  & Corporate Relations at TAFE, the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer and India’s largest exporter of tractors, Kesavan drives the product positioning and management  for both MF and Eicher brand of tractors in the sub 100 HP segment and TMTL   Eicher-Engines in both Indian and Overseas markets and its Corporate Relations. At TAFE he initially headed the marketing and sales function for eight years. In his present capacity, he has been instrumental in the introduction of the IT enabled integrated New Product Introduction process that has provided excellent competitive edge in this highly competitive market. The process is an end to end integrated one that covers customer values survey and QFD as well as product life cycle management.

His additional responsibilities include newer corporate initiatives such as the Applications Business Unit. He is driving the Vehicle Franchise Business as Director in charge for TAFE Reach Limited that distributes leading passenger cars across South India with an annual volume exceeding 10,000 vehicles.

Jacob David Raj

Deputy Manager - Engine Application
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Jacob David Raj is working as Sr. Manager- Vehicle Attributes
and analytics in Mahindra Trucks and Bus Division. He is
responsible for vehicle calibration, fluid economy and drivability.
Jacob is a mechanical engineer from Anna University and has
about 11 years of experience in commercial vehicles in various
areas spanning from Engine integration, vehicle integration,
validation, fuel systems and alternate fuels. He has worked
on emission upgrade of Light and heavy commercial vehicle
platform from BSII to BSIII and BSIII to BSIV for Diesel and CNG.
He has also worked on the Cosmo Bus which runs on Hydrogen.
The recently project includes the launch of the BLAZO series
with Fuel smart Technology with a Fluid Economy guarantee.

Ganesh Majgankar

Manager Application Engineering
Deutz India

Ganesh Majgankar is presently working in DEUTZ Engines India
as Manger Application Engineering. He completed his Diploma in
Mechanical Engineering. He started his career with an Associate
Company of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited in 1995 as a Service
Engineer. Further he moved to Powerica Limited during the Year
-2007 who are Genset OEM for Cummins.
DEUTZ is a German organization which is 153 years old founded
by N.A.Otto who discovered world’s first engine in 1867.
He joined Deutz India office during the Year -2011 as Manager
Application Engineering. He is also responsible for Emission
testing of Genset and Construction Equipment Engines in India.
He strongly believes in appropriate selection of engine and its
proper integration in accordance with application requirement
must be practiced sincerely. In any event the emission norms
must be adhered to. Thus to having Greener Environment
ensuring our valued contribution to reduce Global Warming.

Dr. Tapan Sahoo

Senior Vice President of R&D
Maruti Suzuki India

Dr. Tapan Sahoo is leading the Automotive Electrical, xEV and
Electronics technology domain as Vice President at Maruti Suzuki
India’s R &D Centre. He has around 22 years of experience in
product design & development, supplier quality assurance and
technology management. A graduate in Electrical Engineering
from UCE-Burla, Dr. Sahoo continued his academic pursuit along
with his professional work and completed his MBA and Ph.D.
from IIT Delhi.
Dr. Sahoo is the Co-Chair of the Frontier Technology Group of
SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers); the group
engaged in policy formulation for Hybrid and Electric vehicles
in India along with Govt of India. He takes keen interest in SAE
(Society of Automotive Engineers) activities and is the current
Secretary of SAE Northern India Section.

Luke Cruff

Vice President
EControls

Luke Cruff is Vice President at EControls, global leader in providing emissions compliant engine control systems for spark ignited engines. Luke joined EControls in 2015 and is responsible for product roadmapping, market expansion, and financial performance.  He has more than 17 years of experience in engine development and application. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 1999, and his previous experience includes positions at Chrysler, Ricardo Inc. and Mahle.

As the largest natural gas engine control system provider in the world, EControls has put more than 280,000 truck and bus engine controls systems on the road and more than 1.6 million systems across all markets. These proven systems are optimized to meet the most stringent global emission and OBD regulations, Euro VI, US EPA 2018, Stage V for example.

Vivek Srivastava

National Head – Retail Marketing
Reliance Industries

Padmesh Mandloi

Technical Account Manager
ANSYS

• Around 15 years of experience in engineering simulation
industry with a specific focus on automotive industry
• Currently serving as Technology Account Manager for four of
the top 15 global enterprise accounts
• Worked with several OEMs and Tier-1/Tier-2 suppliers on
the topic of IC Egines, Exhaust Aftertreatment and Electric
Powertrain
• Over 2 dozen publications in international conferences/journals
• MTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and
Executive MBA from IIM Indore.

Ajay Mathur

Director General
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI - The Energy & Resources
Institute, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on
Climate Change.
He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in
the Government of India from 2006 till February, 2016, and
responsible for bringing energy efficiency into our homes,
offices, and factories, through initiatives such as the star labelling
programme for appliances, the Energy Conservation Building
Code, and the Perform, Achieve and Trade programme for
energy-intensive industries.
Dr. Mathur was earlier with TERI from 1986 to 2000, and then
headed the Climate Change Team of World Bank in Washington
DC. He was President of Suzlon Energy Limited, also headed the
interim Secretariat of the Green Climate Fund.
He has been a key Indian climate-change negotiator, and was
also the Indian spokesperson at the 2015 climate negotiations
at Paris. He is a global leader on technological approaches to
address climate change; recently, he joined the global group of
industrial, financial and think-tank leaders to co-chair an Energy
Transitions Commission which will suggest ways for companies
and countries to move towards climate-friendly energy futures.

Kevin Ye

General Manager, Core Business, performance Sensing China and India
Sensata

Kevin Ye is a senior automotive executive leader with experience
of business growth in Asian markets including China, Korea,
Japan and India. He started his career with SAIC-Volkswagen
and had been through various roles specialising in sales and
marketing, such as market analysis, sales planning and order
management. He joined Delphi Automotive in China from 2005
as Senior Manager for Asia Pacific Region in Delphi Electronics
& Safety Division where he was providing the leadership for Asia
regional covering sales planning, business growth & strategy
development, product marketing. He also worked in Delphi
Automotive Auburn Hills Office at Michigan as North America
Liaison for China sales and marketing organization to coordinate
Chinese customer related commercial activities.
Joining Sensata Technologies in 2010, Kevin started as Sales
Director of Great China for Sensors Products implemented
several critical commercial strategies. He was later assigned to
Sensata Korea as Business Leader where he was able to provide
solid customer communication and relationship and sustain the
incumbent business. Since then, Kevin assumed the role as Asia
Commercial Director for Sensata Electrical Protection Business
(EP) to manage the business growth with customers such as
Samsung, LG, Hair, GREE, Panasonic, and Hitachi. Most recently,
Kevin was General Manager, Auto Japan, moving to Auto China
and India in July 2017, while also serving as President of Sensata
Technologies (Japan) for 2 years.

Anupam Dave

AVP - Powertrain
JCB India

Anupam has completed his masters from IIT Delhi in the field of
Thermal Engineering and MBA from Kelley School of Business.
He has over twenty years of industrial experience, including
Diesel Engines, Product Design & Development and Analysis Led
Design with help of CAE. Anupam started his career with Larsen
and Toubro as GET and has spent time at various organizations
like QuEST, Eicher Motors Limited and Cummins working in
various areas related to Automotive and Off-highway domain.
While at Cummins, he took multiple assignments, CRTI where
he led CTFE team and developed System Performance group,
later on he took responsibility for Mid Range Diesel Engine
performance and development group and was Technical project
leader for BSIV program and further he took responsibility as
Technical leader (Research and Technology) responsible for identifying future and FFM solution for local market needs.
Presently he is heading Powertrain Engineering group for JCB
India, where he is responsible for team that supports Powertrain
Design and Development for local and global markets for JCB.

N. V. Marathe

Senior Deputy Director, Engine Development Lab
ARAI

Mr N V Marathe, a graduate in mechanical engineering, started his professional career with Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune and currently heads the Power Train Engineering division.

With more than 20 years of experience,  Mr. Marathe has led several major engine R&D projects successfully, many of them have been commercialized.

His individual strength and expertise lies in cylinder head & port design, crank-train design, valve-train design, diesel engine emission reduction, etc for engines used in variety of applications.

Mr  Marathe and his team is currently engaged in the development of a state-of-art high specific power Euro-4/5, 3 cylinder CRDI diesel engine for Passenger Car application with spin-off designs for other ratings and applications.

He has authored several technical papers in International and National conferences.  He is an active member of Standing Committee on Emissions for Genset Diesel engines.

Saurabh Diddi

Energy Economist
Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Saurabh Diddi is has been serving as an Energy Economist at the
Bureau of Energy Efficiency since 2010. He provides consulting
experience in all aspects of the power sector, energy efficiency
and conservation, and energy management. Prior to this, he
worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers India as a Senior Consultant
for two years. Between 2002-2008 he acted as the Assistant
Director of the National Productivity Council.
He received an MBA in Finance from the Faculty of Management
Studies at the University of Delhi in 2011. Mr Diddi also attended
Punjab Technical University between 1997-2001.

Dr Prabhat Ranjan

Executive Director
TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council), Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director, TIFAC - India’s
Technology Think Tank, has spearheaded the ‘Technology Vision
2035’ document, which articulates a vision for all Indians in
2035. Prof. Ranjan has worked on Nuclear Fusion in National
and International Labs in India and USA and made major
contributions to this field for nearly two decades.
He had served as Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of
ICT in Gandhinagar for 11 years. His remarkable innovative contributions include India’s Moon Mission, Wildlife and
Agriculture sector. He is particularly known for his innovations in
the field of assistive technology that has helped to put smiles on
the faces of persons with severe disabilities.
He did his schooling at Netarhat School, where he developed
thinking of doing research for the cause of society and nation.
He had obtained his PhD from University of California, Berkeley
and did college education from IIT Kharagpur and University
of Delhi. He has received many awards and accolades for his
contribution to Science, Technology and Society.

Dr. S.S. Thipse

Deputy Director, Powertrain Engineering
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI)

Dr. S.S. Thipse is currently working as Deputy Director at the Power Train Engineering Laboratory at ARAI. He has done his Masters in Thermal sciences from Bradley University, USA and his Ph.D. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA. He has Research experience of over 20 years in the field of alternative fuel engine development. He is Chairman of BIS TED-26 committee on Alternative Fuel standards and convener of AISC panel and also serves as an expert in the committee of Department of Science and Technology (DST) and MNRE. He represents India on the ISO TC 22 and ISO TC 197 committees on gaseous fuel standards. He is Governing board member of SAE India Western section and life member of Combustion Institute. He has published 14 books, over 50 papers and has 6 patents to his credit.

Sunil Pathak

Principal Scientist
Indian Institute of Petroleum

Sunil Pathak is currently a Scientist at Indian Institute of
Petroleum. He received his Master’s degree in Mechanical
Engineering from SVNIT, Surat. Mr Pathak has been published
in various papers, including in the SAE, on research related to
vehicular fuel economy and emissions.

Kulwant Singh

Coordinator All-India Smart Move High Level Group
International Road Transport Union (IRU)

Kulwant Singh is presently the Coordinator of Smart Move
High Level Group (India) of the Geneva based International Road
Transport Union (IRU). Dr. Singh served as Chief Technical Adviser
for the Urban Basic Services Branch of UN-Habitat, Nairobi from
January 2004 to December 2008. Since December 2008, Dr.
Kulwant Singh has continued to support the work of UN-Habitat,
with particular reference to the urban basic services particularly
urban mobility. In this role, he has supported the Urban Basic
Services Branch in the formulation and implementation of
projects and dialogue with national and city governments in the
Asian region. He has also significantly contributed to the work
of the agency by contributing to papers and publications. He has
also represented UN-Habitat in regional and international forums
on urban basic services themes.
Prior to joining UN-Habitat in January 2004, he was Executive
Director, Human Settlements Management Institute, New Delhi
for 12 years. An urban economist, he was part of the Indian
Economic Service from 1971-1992. He has published widely on
the topics of urban management and provision of urban basic
services. Recently he has contributed a paper on Urban Electric
Mobility Initiative of UN-Habitat in Volume 6 Issue 3 of Traffic
Infra Tech. Dr. Singh also prepared a paper entitled Smart Urban
Mobility for Safe, Inclusive, Resilient and Sustainable Cities as an
IRU Contribution to the Habitat III Conference in Quito.

Prarthana Borah

India Director
Clean Air Asia India Office

Ms Borah is India DIrector, Clean Air Asia, an international
not for profit working towards advancing better air quality
in Asian cities. At Clean Air Asia, Ms Borah, leads the CAA
India operations on policy support and capacity building for
better air quality in Indian cities as well as mobilising public
engagement on air quality and climate change, low emission
urban development, clean fuels and sustainable transportation.
A sustainability strategist with over two decades of experience,
she has worked in programmes on diverse environmental issues
like Climate Change, Energy Conservation, Waste Management
and Sustainable Mobility. She has been involved in Government
of India’s strategic environmental projects as well as built
partnerships with corporate houses, United Nations bodies and
international foundations.

Dr Lalit Mohan Das

Professor - Engines & Unconventional Fuels Lab
Indian Institute of Technology

Prof Das has 44 years teaching/research experience and has published more than 80 research papers, supervised 31 Ph D theses and 69 M Tech projects and had projects funded by MNRE DST, UNIDO, General Motors(USA) and the European Union.

Dr Das has been a member of several research/technical and scientific committees of Department of Science and Technology. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Indian Institute of Petroleum, Indian Council of Agricultural Research,Departmnet of Biotechnology, Indian Oil Research Lab and a host of other organizations. Dr Das was a Member of the CAR (Core group of Automotive Research) of the Govt of India .He was the Convener of the Technical Committee of the World Hydrogen Technology Convention held in August 2009 at New Delhi  Dr Das happens to be a member of the Expert Committee for Auto-Fuel Vision and Policy 2025.Dr Das is a reviewer / referee for project proposal and research papers in the area of Energy, Environment, Alternative fuels  and Combustion.

Ms. Akshima Ghate

Associate Director, Sustainable Habitat Division
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Akshima is the Associate Director of the Transport and Urban
Governance Division. She leads the, Centre for Urban Planning
and Governance (CUPG) And Centre for Sustainable Mobility,
housed under the Division. Akshima is also associated with the
TERI University as an Associate Faculty and takes guest lectures at
the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Institute of
Urban Transport (India) and International Center for Environment
Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED), Jaipur. Akshima
graduated as a Development Planner and has a Masters degree
in Planning, with specialization in Environmental Planning from
the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Akshima
has been leading policy research studies focusing on promotion
of sustainable and low-carbon development of transport systems
for the Govt. of India, state governments, multilateral and
bilateral financing agencies and UN. Her research work has influenced public policy and has been
extensively quoted by the transport research community within
and outside India. She has contributed to several important
reports of the Government of India and UN. She was the
contributing author to the ‘India Transport Report: Moving
India to 2032’ prepared by the National Transport Development
Policy Committee of the Government of India. She was also
the coordinating author of the Working Group Report on
Environmental Sustainability of Indian Cities under the Housing
and Urban Development Working Group constituted as part
of preparation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan. She has published
several policy briefs, newspaper and magazine articles, research
papers and reports on policy issues related to promotion of
sustainable transport. Akshima is currently pursuing a PhD from
the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi.

Amit Sachdev

South Asian Representative
U.S. Grains Council

Amit Sachdev serves as the South Asia (India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka) Representative for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, he works closely with end-users and policy-makers alike. Sachdev provides end-users with updates on U.S. commodity prices and acts as a liaison with the traders in the region for importing U.S. commodities. He works closely With policy-makers in the countries in the region in the industry to provide information on policy changes that are required for smooth trade.
Sachdev runs an independent consulting company since he graduated in 1987 and came back to India in 1991 after his tenure in Europe. Sachdev holds a bachelor’s degree from G B Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, in agriculture and animal husbandry and has farm management training for poultry and dairy from Europe.

Maneesh David Singh

Head of Engines & Alternative Fuels
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)

Y.P Rao

Cheif Technology Officer
Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd

Dr. Y.P. Rao joined Gulf Oil Group in 2004 and has around
33 years of experience in Oil Industry. As Head of Global
Technology of Gulf Oil International, Dr. Rao is responsible for
Product Development, OEM coordination and Technical Services.
He is responsible for development of around 1000 product
formulations and 600 Global OEM approvals in Gulf Oil Group.
Prior to joining Gulf Oil, Dr. Rao spent over 21 years in the
second largest national oil company in India, Bharat Petroleum
Corporation Ltd (Fortune 500 company) and during the last 3
years was the Head of Technical Department responsible for
Product Development, OEM coordination, Technical Services
and Quality Assurance. He has been serving as a Convener
of National Technical Committee in India (Bureau of Indian
Standards) responsible for formulation of specifications of
Automotive, Aviation and Industrial Fuels for over 15 years. Dr.
Rao earned his Master of Science in Chemistry from Andhra
University, Waltair and his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of
Technology, Delhi in Thermodynamics.

Somesh Sabhani

Head of Industrial Sales and AdBlue Sales
Gulf Oil Lubricants India

Mr. Somesh Sabhani joined Gulf Oil in 2011 and has 25 years of experience in B2B Sales of various Industrial products. As Head of B2B Sales, Somesh is responsible for Institutional Business of Gulf Oil in India with Industries, OEM’s & State Transport Undertaking’s.
At Gulf Oil, Somesh is also responsible for development of AdBlue business and commercial tie-ups with major OEMs in commercial vehicle segment (Global and local OEMs) for Factory Fill and Service Fill.
As a part of core management team, Somesh is leading the initiative to develop high performance specialty lubricants business and Global OEM’s aftermarket tie ups in Gulf Oil companies across the world.
Prior to joining Gulf Oil, Somesh worked for companies like Larsen & Toubro Limited (Engineering Conglomerate) and Shell (Fortune 500 company) across various geographies covering customers across all industrial segments in private sector, PSU’s and co-operative segment.
Mr. Somesh Sabhani is a Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Symbiosis Pune.

R. Ashok

Manager Power train Engine & Homologation, Lubricants, Drivelines
Volvo Construction Equipment

A PG Mechanical Engineer from IIT-Madras having nearly 27
years of experience in Product Design, System Design and
leading Product Engineering teams in construction equipment
OEM Industry. As Product Manager – Engineering with Ingersroll
Rand, he was involved in development of construction and
mining equipment for Indian market.
Mr Ashok has been working at Volvo as Manager Powertrain
Engineering with responsibility for engine and auxiliary systems
design, powertrain, drivelines, oils, emission certification and
homologation of the equipment since 2007 when Volvo took
over globally the Road Equipment Business from Ingersoll rand.

A summary of the key discussions from the conference sessions of the 2016 conference. Topics discussed include:

  • Heavy-duty commercial vehicles
  • Light-duty vehicles and passenger cars
  • Non-road mobile machinery
  • AdBlue®

Effective AdBlue solutions for the Indian market”, Nicholas Yang, Founder and CEO, Novax Material & Technilogy

“China experience of SCR AdBlue tank & sensor technology and lessons”, Steven Lee, Director of Marketing & Products Application, KUS Group

“Best practices for production and distribution of AdBlue”, Nandan S Agrawaal, Managing Director, NPL Blue Sky Automotive

Key Speakers

Dr Adolfo Perujo - JRC - European Commission

Project Leader DG-JRC

Dr. Perujo is a senior scientist at the European Commission’s…

Speaking On

Presentation: The European experience of Euro VI

  • Initial approach to in-service emissions conformity
  • Revisions to legislation and lessons learnt from implementation
  • Test performance from Europe
  • Remaining weak points and possible areas of revision

Jyotirmoy Barman - VE Commercial Vehicles

Senior Manager

Jyotirmoy Barman presently holds the position of Chief Engineer in…

Speaking On

Presentation: SCR aftertreatment systems for BS VI low emission standards

  • Experience implementing SCR systems for the transition to Euro VI
  • Responding to unique challenges in India with low-speed, high-load, and space requirements
  • Prospects for the development of SCR systems in India
  • Optimum architecture of SCR systems

Abhay Damle - Ministry of Road Transport…

Joint Secretary (Transport)

Born on 15th August, 1966, Mr Damle belongs to the…

Speaking On

Keynote Presentation: The new Indian emissions norm, Bharat VI (BS VI)

  • Understanding the emissions context in India
  • Requirements from Euro VI emission norms with NOx, PM, and PN limits
  • Testing cycles, lab-based or real-world driving?

Kalyankumar Hatti - Ashok Leyland

Head of Strategy, ICV

Kalyan Hatti is responsible for value analysis and engineering for…

Speaking On

Presentation: Indian innovation for BS IV

  • Implementation of BS IV and VI compliant technology
  • Development of the i-EGR system, improving combustion chamber efficiency and removing the particle oxidation catalyst
  • Understanding the need for differentiated solutions in the local market
  • Anticipating future developments with urea aftertreatment technology

Rashmi Hemant Urdhwareshe - Automotive Research Association of…

Director

Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe took over as Director ARAI on 1st…

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Panel: Establishing fuel economy standards and greater technological and operational efficiency in India

As India makes progress in championing advanced emission norms attention must also be placed on achieving improvements in fuel efficiency, such efforts will be a vital part of meeting India’s air quality and climate change priorities. Initial remarks will be made by Clean Air Asia, reporting on their experience working in China and South East Asia. The panel will then discuss what lessons the industry can learn in developing the best efficiency solutions for India.  What technological and operational strategies should be adopted? Should standards be enforced legally?

T. R. Kesavan - TAFE Ltd

Chief Operating Officer

T. R. Kesavan is an Engineering and Management professional with …

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Panel: How can the industry prepare for the latest round of emissions control legislation by 2021

With the government set to notify the industry of Tier 4-Final standards in 2017, the Industry must prepare to meet a new round of emissions control legislation that ‘leapfrogs’ Tier 4 Interim. Our expert panellists come together to discuss a range of pressing topics. What lessons can the industry learn from the application of emission norms in North America and Europe? How can the industry successfully manage the transition for all engine categories at the lowest cost to the consumer?

Jacob David Raj - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

Deputy Manager - Engine Application

Jacob David Raj is working as Sr. Manager- Vehicle Attributes…

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Presentation: Preparing for Bharat VI regulation

  • Keeping to the 2020 roadmap for BS VI compliant vehicles
  • Emissions reduction expectations for a typical Indian truck duty cycle
  • What are the main challenges for BS VI?
  • What are the customer challenges?
  • Technological and aftertreatment choices

Ganesh Majgankar - Deutz India

Manager Application Engineering

Ganesh Majgankar is presently working in DEUTZ Engines India as…

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Panel: How can the industry prepare for the latest round of emissions control legislation by 2021

With the industry waiting upon government notification of advanced emission control standards in 2017, what can be learnt from the implementation of BS IV/VI, or other international emission norms? Our expert panellists come together to discuss a range of now pressing topics around emission reduction.

Dr. Tapan Sahoo - Maruti Suzuki India

Senior Vice President of R&D

Dr. Tapan Sahoo is leading the Automotive Electrical, xEV and…

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Presentation: The low emission challenge of India’s passenger car sector

  • Providing a solution for BS VI compliant vehicles
  • Aftertreatment systems available for passenger cars
  • Fuel economy and maintaining efficient performance

Luke Cruff - EControls

Vice President

Luke Cruff is Vice President at EControls, global leader in…

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Natural Gas engines for commericial vehicles, Euro V, maximum power and efficiency.

  • Engine requirements to achieve diesel like torque and performance
  • Control system options
  • 23 bar BMEP, real world Natural Gas engine results

Vivek Srivastava - Reliance Industries

National Head – Retail Marketing

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Padmesh Mandloi - ANSYS

Technical Account Manager

• Around 15 years of experience in engineering simulation industry…

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Presentation: Pervasive Engineering Simulation for Aftertreatment Systems

  • Design level solutions for aftertreatment system design
  • Primary atomization, mixture preparation, decomposition, 1D-3D simulations
  • Urea deposition and risk prediction
  • Paratemetric and multiphysics
  • ROMs

Ajay Mathur - The Energy and Resources…

Director General

Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI - The Energy…

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Panel: Industry perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of Bharat VI

With Bharat VI (equivalent to Euro VI) being introduced ahead of schedule by 2020, India will be the first country to jump from Euro IV to Euro VI equivalent standards which presents all industry stakeholders with a range of new challenges and opportunities. Our panel of experts will discuss the doubts that remain with the 2020 roadmap, the technical requirements of advancing to lower emission norms, and how India can adapt to this transition.

Kevin Ye - Sensata

General Manager, Core Business, performance Sensing China and India

Kevin Ye is a senior automotive executive leader with experience…

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Presentation: Sensata’s commitment to offering Mission-critical Sensing Technologies to India

  • Opportunities for New Sensing Technologies driven by Regulation and Performance needs
  • Sensata’s Leadership and Commitment to Mission-critical Sensing Technologies
  • Sensata’s Value Propositions to the market and customers in India

Anupam Dave - JCB India

AVP - Powertrain

Anupam has completed his masters from IIT Delhi in the…

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Panel: How can the industry prepare for the latest round of emissions control legislation by 2021

With the industry waiting upon government notification of advanced emission control standards in 2017, what can be learnt from the implementation of BS IV/VI, or other international emission norms? Our expert panellists come together to discuss a range of now pressing topics around emission reduction.

N. V. Marathe - ARAI

Senior Deputy Director, Engine Development Lab

Mr N V Marathe, a graduate in mechanical engineering, started…

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Presentation: Innovations in aftertreatment technologies

  • Cost effectiveness of aftertreatment systems and assessing for reduction in cost
  • Efficiency and cost for catalysts in SCR systems

Saurabh Diddi - Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Energy Economist

Saurabh Diddi is has been serving as an Energy Economist…

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Presentation: Driving an increased consumer awareness of vehicle efficiency

  • Overview of government’s efficiency standards and star labelling of cars
  • Technological steps for great efficiency in Indian passenger cars

Dr Prabhat Ranjan - TIFAC (Technology Information, Forecasting…

Executive Director

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan, Executive Director, TIFAC - India’s Technology Think…

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Presentation to be confirmed: Development of electric propulsion technology in India

  • Government roadmap for an electric India: understanding the need to move towards full electrification
  • Infrastructure requirements
  • Developments in electric propulsion
  • The challenges for government and industry on the road to 2030

Dr. S.S. Thipse - Automotive Research Association of…

Deputy Director, Powertrain Engineering

Dr. S.S. Thipse is currently working as Deputy Director at…

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Presentation: Dual fuel technologies and upcoming alternative fuel regulations in India

  • Dual fuel technology for vehicles and non-automotive applications in India
  • Dual fuel technology for BS-VI emission norms
  • Natural gas new developments – LNG/ Bio-CNG/ HCNG
  • New alternative fuel regulatory roadmap in India

Sunil Pathak - Indian Institute of Petroleum

Principal Scientist

Sunil Pathak is currently a Scientist at Indian Institute of…

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Presentation: Testing for real-world driving emissions in urban traffic conditions

  • Representative driving cycles for fuel economy and emissions testing
  • Comparing the Modified Indian Driving Cycle (MIDC) and proposed WLTC cycle

Kulwant Singh - International Road Transport Union…

Coordinator All-India Smart Move High Level Group

Kulwant Singh is presently the Coordinator of Smart Move High…

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Presentation: Developing a roadmap for electrification in India’s bus and taxi mobility

  • Recommendations on urban mobility, electromobility, and long distance bus transport
  • Challenges to achieving these goals
  • Role of the government in electromobility

Prarthana Borah - Clean Air Asia India…

India Director

Ms Borah is India DIrector, Clean Air Asia, an international…

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Panel: Establishing efficiency standards and greater technological and operational efficiency in India

As India makes progress in championing advanced emission norms attention must also be placed on achieving improvements in fuel efficiency, such efforts will be a vital part of meeting India’s air quality and climate change priorities. Initial remarks will be made by Clean Air Asia, reporting on their experience working in China and South East Asia. The panel will then discuss what lessons the industry can learn in developing the best efficiency solutions for India.  What technological and operational strategies should be adopted? Should standards be enforced legally?

Dr Lalit Mohan Das - Indian Institute of Technology

Professor - Engines & Unconventional Fuels Lab

Prof Das has 44 years teaching/research experience and has published…

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Presentation: Development of hydrogen vehicles: transfer of engine technology from lab to land

  • Routes for hydrogen use in engines
  • Experimental evaluation of performance, emissions, and combustion characters of two vehicular engines
  • Potentials for zero-emissions

Ms. Akshima Ghate - The Energy and Resources…

Associate Director, Sustainable Habitat Division

Akshima is the Associate Director of the Transport and Urban…

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Amit Sachdev - U.S. Grains Council

South Asian Representative

Amit Sachdev serves as the South Asia (India, Bangladesh, and…

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Panel: Establishing fuel economy standards and greater technological and operational efficiency in India

As India makes progress in championing advanced emission norms attention must also be placed on achieving improvements in fuel efficiency, such efforts will be a vital part of meeting India’s air quality and climate change priorities. Initial remarks will be made by Clean Air Asia, reporting on their experience working in China and South East Asia. The panel will then discuss what lessons the industry can learn in developing the best efficiency solutions for India.  What technological and operational strategies should be adopted? Should standards be enforced legally?

 

Maneesh David Singh - Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited…

Head of Engines & Alternative Fuels

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Y.P Rao - Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd

Cheif Technology Officer

Dr. Y.P. Rao joined Gulf Oil Group in 2004 and…

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Panel: Industry perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of Bharat VI

With Bharat VI (equivalent to Euro VI) being introduced ahead of schedule by 2020, India will be the first country to jump from Euro IV to Euro VI equivalent standards which presents all industry stakeholders with a range of new challenges and opportunities. Our panel of experts will discuss the doubts that remain with the 2020 roadmap, the technical requirements of advancing to lower emission norms, and how India can adapt to this transition.

Somesh Sabhani - Gulf Oil Lubricants India

Head of Industrial Sales and AdBlue Sales

Mr. Somesh Sabhani joined Gulf Oil in 2011 and has…

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Panel: Developing a well-regulated AdBlue® market for India

With the AdBlue® market set to expand at record levels in India with the adoption of BS VI emission legislation, our panellist will come together to debate the future of the market. How can the industry and government collaborate to ensure to supply of a quality product?

R. Ashok - Volvo Construction Equipment

Manager Power train Engine & Homologation, Lubricants, Drivelines

A PG Mechanical Engineer from IIT-Madras having nearly 27 years…

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Panel: How can the industry prepare for the latest round of emissions control legislation by 2021

With the industry waiting upon government notification of advanced emission control standards in 2017, what can be learnt from the implementation of BS IV/VI, or other international emission norms? Our expert panellists come together to discuss a range of now pressing topics around emission reduction.