Board of Directors

MR. SHRIPRAKASH SHUKLA - CHAIRMAN

S.P. Shukla is a Member of the Group Executive Board of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited and as Group President, he is responsible for the Aerospace, Defence & Steel sector. In this position, he is the Chairman of the boards of several companies engaged in designing and producing aircrafts, armoured vehicles, radars, naval systems and specialty steel.

A B. Tech. & MBA, he has 38 years of rich, varied experience in managing large projects and operations. He has been a top professional in the field of Automotive Tyres and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sectors in India and is widely credited with taking mobile telephony to the masses by setting-up telecom infrastructure in the remotest parts of India.

Prior to his current role, Shukla served as President of Group Strategy and Chief Brand officer of the Mahindra Group. He oversaw and orchestrated a complete makeover of the visual identity of the Mahindra Group. It was during this period that Group Strategy Office launched and institutionalized Rise Prize (with Prize money of US $ 1 Million) that aims to foster and develop the innovation eco-system in India.  He has also been responsible for Mahindra Racing portfolio – both MotoGP (Motorcycle) and Formula E (Electric Cars) in his capacity as Chief Brand Officer.

He also served as Chairman of Group Brand Council & Member of the Investment Committee of Mahindra Partners and continues to serve as the Chairman of Mahindra Innovation Academy. He has also served as director on the Boards of Group companies such as Bristlecone, USA & Mahindra First Choice Services, India. Additionally, he is a director on the Boards of CIE, Spain and Mahindra CIE, India.

Mr Shukla is affiliated with several renowned industry forums. He is a member of the India-Spain CEOs Forum, Indo-French CEOs Forum, India-Israel CEOs Forum, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce & Industry and India UAE Joint Working Group on Trade, Industry & Investment. He is the Co-Chairman of FICCI Committee on Defence and CII National Council on Aerospace and a member of the Technology Development Board, Government of India.

MR. YASUKAZU UNIGAME – MANAGING DIRECTOR

Mr. Yasukazu Unigame has a Master’s Degree in Metallurgy from Graduate School of Osaka University, Japan and Master’s Degree in Materials Science from Graduate School of Drexel University, USA. He joined Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd. in April 1980.

He was appointed as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Company with effect from 1st April, 2017, as nominated by Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd, Japan. Before joining the Company as CTO, he was working with Sanyo as General Manager, Corporate Planning Department and Indian Joint Venture Administration Office. He has been appointed as the Managing Director of the Company with effect from 6th August, 2018.

MR. DILIPKUMAR PACHPANDE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Mr. Dilip Pachpande holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is having over 33 years of professional experience in seamless tube & Steel industries in the field of projects and Operations.

He is associated with the company since 2004, He joined as General Manager (Growth & Strategy) for capacity expansion and reengineering projects, subsequently he took responsibility of Chief Operating Officer in Jan 2011 and re-designated as Chief Technical Officer in August, 2018. Mr. Dilipkumar Pachpande has experience of working at international level in the field of Projects & Operations.

He is presently working as the Whole Time Director, designated as the Executive Director of the Company.

MR. TAKASHI YATSUNAMI - DIRECTOR

Mr. Takashi Yatsunami graduated from "Tokyo University" in 1986 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from “Harvard Business School, USA” in 1995. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in April 1986 upon his graduation and from September 2016 he was President, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., INC. Mr. Yatsunami joined Sanyo Special Steel, Japan in April 2019 as Executive Advisor and since 26th June, 2019, he is working as Executive Officer of Sanyo Special Steel, Japan. He has over 33 years of experience and worked in various capacity.

MR. JUNICHI SONAI - DIRECTOR

Mr. Junichi Sonai graduated from Keio University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in economics and joined Mitsui upon his graduation. Mr. Sonai presently holding position of General Manager – Business Development Dept., Mitsui, Tokyo. He has over 18 years of experience and held various positions in the Mitsui Group, engaged mainly in steel trading business and marketing. In 2018, he was appointed as General Manager of Service Centre Dept. where he was fully responsible for the planning and administration for strategy and operations.

MR. TANGIRALA SUBRAHMANYA SARMA – DIRECTOR

Mr. Tangirala Subrahmanya Sarma is a Science graduate and a qualified Chartered Accountant with 27 years post qualification experience in accounts & finance. Mr. Sarma started his career with A.F.Ferguson & Co., Chartered Accountants & has worked with Tata Coffee Ltd., Syngene Ltd., GMR Infrastructure Ltd., before joining Mahindra Aerospace in 2010. Presently Mr. Sarma is the Chief Financial Officer of Mahindra Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. & Mahindra Aerostructures Pvt. Ltd.