Naresh Chachra was till recently the Managing Director of Hitachi Metglas (India) Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Metals, Ltd. Japan, a US $6.5 Billion company by sales in the area of advanced technology materials and products. He was responsible for managing the Indian manufacturing operations at Gurgaon, India which is a 100% Export Oriented Unit , globally supplying highly functional product using soft magnetic materials finding applications in power,electronics ,medical and solar sectors.
Naresh holds rich and diverse experience in managing multi cultural global organisations having worked as member of the Board of Directors in companies where he was Head of operations with P& L responsibility. Till recently he was Member of the Board of Directors for two Hitachi group companies in India ensuring Business operations with focus on promoting corporate governance and CSR activities. He has widely travelled to US, Japan, China and European countries and is well versed with global business culture and environment. In past he had successfully led several teams as Chief Executive/Director in the companies he served.
Naresh brings over 40 years of Industrial and Management experience in Electronics ,Defence & Automotive sectors. Instrumental in starting the Metglas® brand business operations in India from the green field stage working with Honeywell & Allied Signal of US He was further associated in merger & acquisition of the brand & unit with Hitachi Metals Japan.
Naresh has enabled organisations to transform their business to achieve excellence having synergised systems, processes, people and technology resulting into sustainable growth and delighted customers. He believes in developing and mentoring Leaders through empowerment and involve all employees in understanding corporate strategy & align business processes to support it.
Naresh holds a Mechanical engineer degree from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee), India and an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University. In addition he has received several top management/leadership trainings in India and abroad throughout his career.