Mr. Rajendra Petkar is the President & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and member of the Tata Motors Executive Committee (Excom). As CTO he heads the Engineering Research Centre Head (ERC) and is responsible for leading the Product Development & Engineering function that involves design and development of vast range of vehicles & components for the company’s product portfolio.
In his previous role as Head of Power Systems Engineering (PSE) Division at ERC, he was responsible for design & development of engines, transmissions and advanced powertrain concepts for the entire value chain of products.
Additionally, Mr. Petkar represents the organization at various automotive bodies.
An alumnus of IIT Mumbai, he commenced his journey with Tata Motors in 1989 as Post Graduate Trainee Engineer. With an illustrious career spanning over 29 years of research & development, he has held key positions and delivered numerous projects bearing significant impact on TML’s products & their performance. He holds many patents and research papers to his credit.
Driven by passion towards future mobility solutions, Mr. Petkar is involved in various engineering & research projects, in collaboration with agencies & institutions of global repute.
He enjoys travelling & reading during leisure.