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Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group (BSH) Expand in India's home appliances market

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Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group (BSH) Expand in India's home appliances market


Dr. Steffen Berns, President and Country Head, Bosch India
Dr. Steffen Berns, since Jan 2013, the Managing Director of Bosch Limited and President Bosch Group India, has been associated with the Bosch Group since 1990.

From 1996 to 1999 he had his first stint in India as General Manager of R&D and Technical Sales at Bosch Limited (then MICO) Bangalore, India and former first Managing Director of Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Limited (then Robert Bosch India).

After his tenure in India, he returned to Stuttgart and headed the Diesel Systems Electronics for around seven years, before he was nominated to the Board of Gasoline Systems as Executive Vice-President Engineering, looking after gasoline, transmission control and electrification.
Soumitra Bhattacharya , Joint Managing Director, Bosch Ltd., India
Soumitra Bhattacharya’s career spans 28 years of professional experience in the Corporate World consisting of areas of system, materials, finance, accounts and entire commercial functions including HR, Legal, Tax, etc.,

He is a Chartered Accountant by profession from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and completed his articleship from Price Waterhouse.

Soumitra Bhattacharya is a Member of the Bosch Board in India and is the Joint Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, responsible for commercial functions of the company. He is also a member of the Bosch Electrical Drives India Pvt Ltd board in India.

He is the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Karnataka State Council, for the fiscal year 2013-14. He is also an Executive Committee Member and the Chairman of Consumer Affairs Committee of Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA).

During his past assignments, he served as Commercial Director of Robert Bosch Turkey (RBTR). Before his assignment in Turkey, he served as Vice President responsible for the Commercial functions at Bosch for Nashik and Jaipur Plants in India. During 1998 and 1999, he worked in Stuttgart, Germany, on deputation to Robert Bosch GmbH as General Manager at the Feuerbach Plant, before which he was in-charge of Corporate Planning and Controlling for Bosch Ltd., India.

Prior to Bosch Ltd., he served in various management positions at IPITATA, INDAL and Titan Limited., in India covering Marketing, Manufacturing, Systems, Commercial and Purchasing functions.

Mr. Bhattacharya is married and has two children who are currently pursuing their studies. His interests include travelling, sports, photography and social service.

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