Mr. Nandkumar Khandare has over 4 decades of expertise in Indian Automotive Product Design & Development. He has worked as a Chief Engineering Advisor to Ashok Leyland Defense & Light Commercial Vehicles, Project Manager and Chief Engineer, ‘World Truck’ at Tata Motors, Vice President (Product Development) at Mahindra Navistar Automotives, Chief Executive Officer & Sr. Vice President at Ashok Leyland.
He is known for his technical insights and innovative approach to new product Development. He was instrumental in development of the most modern, Clean-sheet platforms, one each for India’s largest OEM’s Tata Motors & Mahindra & Mahindra. He was also part of development of mid-car, an MPV, several LCVs, ICVs, HCVs and buses. Most of the products delivered under his leadership were done in record time with an impressive quality. In his extensive experience, he collaborated with many overseas partners from France, UK, Italy, USA, Japan and Korea & North America.