Schaeffler India Limited, a leading automotive and industrial supplier has appointed Sumithasri Eranti as the new Chairperson of its Board of Directors. With over 25 years of experience in business leadership, technology, consulting, and financial services industry, Ms Eranti brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to her new role, the company said.
She has held various roles in technology companies – global service portfolio leadership, CXO collaboration, P&L ownership, large account management, business consulting, and product development. She possesses multicultural experience of living/working in 11 countries including Germany, India, the US, the UK, and The Netherlands.
Ms Eranti has been an independent Director of Schaeffler India Limited Board since 2020. She is also the Chairperson of Board of Directors at Aviva Life Insurance company India limited and has been associated with other companies as a board member.
Ms Eranti takes over as the Chairperson from Avinash Gandhi who retired after leading the company for over 20 years. She will lead the board in its mission to drive Schaeffler India’s growth and success. Under her guidance, it aims to continue its focus on innovation and commitment to excellence, the company said in a media release. “I am honoured to have been chosen as the new Chairperson of the Board. I thank the board of directors for their trust and support. I am excited to work with the talented members of the board and the management team of Schaeffler India,” Ms Eranti said.