Edu. Qualification: B Com, Master of Financial Management
Technical Qualification: Shorthand & Typing Higher and one year secretarial course. Experience: Total 22 years (14 years completed in SAEINDIA DOJ: 01.07.2006)
D.Seshadri is a dyed in the wool marketing professional having tested waters from 1965 ( on completion of a Degree in Commerce from Annamalai University) launching SABENA as a detergent in domestic and industrial segments. SABENA became a household brand within a short time. After a brief stint in Indian Oil Corporation till 1972, he joined as a Sales Executive in Avery India in 1972 and steadily grew up in the ladder to become Vice-President (Industrial) in 2001. He joined SAEINDIA in 2009 as Senior Manager (Marketing) and has risen in the ranks to become Executive Director in 2016. He has been involved in the successful execution of major events like APAC 16, SIMCOMVEC 2013 and FISITA World Automotive Congress 2018, to mention only a few.
K. Venkataraj, Deputy Director-General of SAEINDIA, fondly known as Venky, is an accomplished IT Sales & Business Development Professional with 29 years of experience. He has started his career as a CAD/CAM technical engineer and moved on to PLM Sales Professional in NIIT, TCS, and IBM. He has served the Americas & Middle East markets for almost a decade in the different territory, business development profiles for IBM. During his IBM tenure, he has built a relationship with BlackBerry, Waldorf Astoria, Saud Bhawan Group, Ashok Leyland, HAL, ADA, and other leading automotive, aerospace, IT giants.Venky has been associated with SAEINDIA as a volunteer for 12 years, before moving into SAEINDIA as Dy Director General in September 2016. In the current role, Dy. Director-General, he works with leading mobility organizations in India, both auto and aero, to implement the strategies developed by SAEINDIA’s Managing Committee, the top decision-making body of the society. He is a proactive leader and planner with expertise in strategic planning, market plan execution, account management, and pre-sales efforts with skills in staffing and targeted marketing.