Hero MotoCorp appoints Dr. Arun Jaura as Chief Technology Officer
Date: 09 Jan 2022
MotoCorp has appointed Dr. Arun Jaura, an accomplished engineering and
technology expert, as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to lead the
extensive Research & Development (R&D) ecosystem of the company.
another development, Ms. Neerja Sharma, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance
Officer at Hero MotoCorp, has decided to move on and will be leaving the
organisation at the end of this month.
Jaura, in the meantime, reports to Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO, Hero
MotoCorp. Vikram Kasbekar, who has been leading the R&D function at Hero
MotoCorp at a very crucial time over the past two and half years, will support
Arun for a seamless transition and continue to work on some key assignments in
the coming months.
joining Hero MotoCorp, Dr. Jaura was the Managing Director of Michelin India
Technology Center since 2017, where he managed the R&D and the
sustainability functions, and also represented the Michelin Pune site of more
than 1100 engineers and technologists. He started his career with DRDO (Defense
Research and Development Organization) in 1982 where he spent a decade
developing servo & electrohydraulic weapon systems as well as
hydro-pneumatic suspension systems for battle tanks besides working on
subsystems of the combat aircrafts.
moved to Canada in 1992 to pursue a Ph.D. focused on Robotics and Artificial
Intelligence for Smart manufacturing. In 1996, he joined Ford Motor Company in
Dearborn, USA where he managed several Hybrid technology pilot programs. He
also led and developed the world’s first ever Hydrogen-Hybrid vehicle working
in partnership with the Department of Energy in the US.
2005,Dr. Jaura returned to India to join Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) as
Senior Vice President - Product Development for Automotive Sector and
subsequently as the CTO. In his next assignment as Head of the Engineering
Center for Eaton Corporation in Pune, he grew the capability and competency of
the technical center while managing activities, and relationships with Eaton’s
Industrial global business locations and eventually became Vice President
(Technology). He has also had an entrepreneurial stint as well where he
established TRAKTION, a mobility-focused consulting company in 2013.
Jaura is an MTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1989-1991)
and a Ph.D. from Concordia University (1992-1996), Montreal. He has been one of
the founding members of Government’s National Mission of Electric Mobility
since January 2013. He has also been working with stakeholders in India’s
Ms. Neerja Sharma, Company Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer at Hero
MotoCorp, has decided to take a pause and refresh her priorities. She has
decided to move on and will be leaving the organization at the end of this
month. Whilst with Hero MotoCorp, Neerja made a significant contribution in her
role, including many other areas of the Company’s business - in particular
Corporate Governance and Diversity & Inclusion.