Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula

Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula
Chief Technology Officer
Ashok Leyland Group

Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula joined the Ashok Leyland Group as their Chief Technology Officer in 2016 and spearheads the company’s global initiatives on research and new product development for commercial vehicles, buses and light commercial vehicles in all their business units and sister companies. He also serves as a Director of Board in some of their sister companies. Dr. Seshu is an experienced hand in the automotive industry, both in commercial and passenger vehicle segments, with his core areas of professional expertise being in research and development, innovation and strategic analysis. Dr. Seshu holds a Doctorate in high-frequency Electronics from University of Stuttgart, Germany and an Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma from the Space Sciences and Applications Centre. Prior joining Ashok Leyland, he was associated with Great Wall Motor Company in China, where he served as the Vice President of Research & Development. Prior to this, he had spent a significant part of his career with Daimler AG at multiple locations, where he was responsible for product development and integration of engineering processes. In addition, Dr. Seshu was a founding managing director of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development center in India between 1996 and 2000. Dr. Seshu dreams of getting his second Ph.D., on Marco-economics someday.

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