Managing Director & CEO
Tarun Lamba joined Imperial Auto in 1990. Under his leadership, the company expanded its polymer operations by adding new facilities and capabilities for extrusion and moulding and has been recognized for its achievements by various industry bodies such as Cummins, Daimler, Eicher Engines, CNH and John Deere. In the early 2000s, Mr. Lamba took Imperial global by starting exports to existing global clients,expanding the company’s reach. He spent the initial years of his career training with hose manufacturing companies in Japan. He holds an Engineering degree in Polymers from MIT,Pune.
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Anand Sontakke joined Imperial Auto in 2022, bringing with 32 years of experience in the Indian Automotive Industry. Prior to joining Imperial Auto, he was President and COO at MAHLE, where he spent 12 years; and President, COO at Sharda Motors. Mr. Sontakke handled purchase and production for Bosch, for 17 years, in India and US. He has expertise in Manufacturing, Lean Management, Purchasing, Vendor Development and Program Management. Mr.Sontakke holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from NIT, Nagpur and is a graduate of management and manufacturing courses from renown institutions both in India and abroad.
Chief Financial Officer
Dilip Tuli joined Imperial Auto in 2022, bringing 20 years of experience in driving improvements in finance, operations, and strategy. Prior to joining Imperial Auto,Dilip was a partner with PwC and set up the Value Creation practice, in India, working with clients to improve profitability and growth. Mr. Tuli was a Director at KPMG, and managed transactions in the Logistics and Industrials sectors. He has been part of leadership teams driving operational turnaround and strategy at two SoftBank investee companies, Snapdeal and Housing.com, Dilip is a CA, CFA and holds a B. Com degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce (Delhi University).
Head – International Business Development
Sai Iyer leads the business development and growth of Imperial Auto in international markets. He joined IAI in 2005 and over the past 18 years he has helped Imperial expand from to North America, Europe and some regions in South America. Prior to this, Mr. Iyer headed international business for Gardex, an agriculture components manufacturer, in the American and European markets. He holds an MBA Degree in International Business and started his career in Telecom and IT industry with Advertising and Brand Building.
Vice President – Domestic Business
Sunil Gupta joined Imperial Auto in 2000, and has been responsible for expanding and securing Domestic Business across On Highway and Off Highway segments. Mr. Gupta has 25+ years of experience across Automotive, White goods, Consumer Utility Business. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing additionally to diploma in Export and Import.
Business Head – Metal and Tube Assembly
Deepak Malik has been with Imperial Auto since 1998. During his 24-year tenure, he has worked across several operational fields like quality control, SQI, Purchase, Product Development and Manufacturing in various roles, from engineer to operations head, in 2020. He has also made significant improvements to the operational standards in the Metal and Tube Assembly sector. Mr. Malik holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Business Head – Rubber Division
RP Singh joined Imperial Auto in 1994. Mr. Singh has 35+ years of experience across the rubber sector. He has worked with on the development of industry-compliant products of various polymers for coolant and fuel hoses, and was instrumental to starting online rubber hose production. He has also worked on multiple technology transfers via European and Japanese collaborations over the last 30 years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Polymer sciences.
Chief Information Officer
Punit Rastogi joined Imperial Auto in 2023, bringing with him 26 years of experience in IT – in establishing infrastructure, ERP implementation, preparing IT strategy and digital transformation. Prior to joining Imperial Auto, he was head of IT at JCB India, Transport Corporation of India and CIO of Orient Electric; he also spent 7 years at Genpact. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree, a Masters in Business Administration, and is a Project Management Professional with multiple specialised courses from renown institutions both in India and abroad.
Vice President – Human Resources
Vishal Kampani joined Imperial Auto in 1999 as Deputy Manager HR. During his 23-year tenure with IAI, he has managed every facet of team development including policy framing, management of business partnerships, employee engagement and talent acquisition and supporting legal and IR activities. He also led the implementation of automation of HR workflows. Mr. Kampani holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management.
Vice President – Human Resources
Manoj Batra has been with Imperial Auto since 2005. Mr. Batra has, over his 17-year tenure, developed and standardized key HR operations such as talent management, resource planning, employee training and management, compensation programs, aided by his legal expertise. He holds a Master’s Degree in HR and a Post-Graduate Diploma in IR and PM.