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Mr. V. K. Viswanathan
V. K. Viswanathan is the independent non executive Director of Bharti Airtel. He is also the Chairman of Bosch Limited (formerly known as Motor Industries Company Limited), a flagship company of Bosch Group in India and headquartered in Bangalore. He sits on the advisory boards of FLSmidth Private Limited, Chennai, CRH India, Mumbai and BSH Household Appliances Manufacturing Private Limited, Mumbai among others.
 
He brings over 35 years of Indian and international top / senior management experience. He held the following key positions during his career in Bosch among others:
 
» 2008 to 2012 - Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, President and Country Head of Bosch Group in India
   
» 1998 to 2000 - President (Commercial), Diesel Systems at Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
   
» 2005 to 2007 - Vice President for Automotive Electricals and Electronics division of North America, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, US
   
Prior to joining Bosch group, he held many leadership positions in Hindustan Unilever Limited and Unilever Plc, London for nearly 20 years.
 
He is a Chartered Accountant and the past President of Indo German Chamber of Commerce and also held CII 's National Council Membership position.
 
 
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