Satish Jamdar (age 65), BE (Mech) from IIT, Mumbai, with a vast experience of 43 years, has held leadership positions in several organizations. He completed his management studies in the USA and UK. He was an Executive Director on the Board of Blue Star for 13 years of which the last 7 years was as the Managing Director. He retired from the Company as Managing Director in March and as Special Advisor in May 2016.
During his overall 20 years with Blue Star, India's leading Air conditioning and Refrigeration Company, he was instrumental in setting up an enhanced Product Development, AC&R Technology and Manufacturing footprint for the Company. This also included the design, manufacture and servicing of products for OEM Customers for the Middle East and European markets.
He helped grow the Customer Service business with a host of new offerings related to technology upgrades with remote monitoring, and energy efficiency, among others. He also helped set up a strong global supply chain, including procurement from China and strategic technology partnerships with global suppliers.
Prior to this, he was with Siemens, Voltas, GEC Alstom, and BPL Sanyo. During his long corporate stint, he oversaw a wide range of activities related to Manufacturing, Product Development, Supply Chain, Product Service, EPC contracts, International Business Operations, HR, Finance, Corporate Governance and General Management.
He had been actively involved with CII (India's largest corporate body) as Chairman of CII Maharashtra State Council and subsequently, as Chairman of CII Western Region Sub-Committees for Inclusive Growth and Ease of Doing Business. He was a member of the CII National Manufacturing Council, as well.
He is currently associated with a few select start-up Companies as their Chief Mentor and Business Strategy Advisor. He is also engaged in skill development and inclusive growth programs to help needy youth realize their full potential.