Dr. Jagdish Khattar, former officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS), is an independent Director of the Company. He joined the administrative service in 1965 and took voluntary retirement in 1993 to join Maruti Udyog Limited as Director - Marketing. He took over as CEO of Maruti Udyog Limited in August 1993 and continued till December 2007. While in the administrative service he held various positions including Managing Director of UP State Industrial Corporation; Director Tea Board of India, London; Chairman, Tea Board, Ministry of Commerce, India; Chairman and Managing director UP State Cement Corporation and Chairman, UP State Road Transport Corporation. In 2008, Dr. Khattar founded Carnation Auto India Private Limited, a pioneer in multi brand auto solution hud and serving as its CMD & CEO.