Managing Director & Director of Manufacturing – India, Timken India Ltd
Sanjay Koul is the Managing Director of all operations in India for The Timken Company. He has responsibility for business and manufacturing operations, financial performance and acceleration of growth in the markets in India. He was named to this position in October 2012.
Sanjay Koul joined Timken in 1990 as a Production Engineer and was among the first set of employees of the company in India. Since then, he has served in additional positions within the rail and supply chain & Sales organizations. In 2007, he was named general manager of the Jamshedpur Plant. Two years later, he was named general manager of supply chain operations in Asia working out of Wuxi, and in 2011, he was named director of manufacturing and supply chain management for Asia.
Before joining Timken, Koul served with the Union Carbide India Ltd. as a production supervisor and also as an engineer with an urban environmental agency of India.
Koul holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and a master’s degree in business management from Xavier Labour Relations Institute. He completed the EDGE executive development program for senior Timken leaders at the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business in 2008. He was conferred with honorary PhD this year by CIAC in collaboration with University of South Korea. He sits on the Executive Committee of AMCHAM India and on the Board of ELCIA apart from being involved with the manufacturing committee of CII.