Executive management

Sudhir Yagnik - Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Sudhir Yagnik joined Mahindra Sanyo from Jindal Africa. His last assignment was as General Manager (Finance and Accounts) based out of Mozambique in Africa. Prior to this Mr. Yagnik has held senior positions in ArcelorMittal, Romania & Saudi Arabia, HNG Ltd. & Usha Martin, in Finance & Accounting Functions.

He graduated from Kolkata University with specialization in Chemistry. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (1992) and Cost Accountant (1994).

Dilip Pachpande - Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dilip Pachpande is the Chief Operating Officer of Musco, Khopoli.

He joined MUSCO in Jan 2004 as General Manager (Growth & Strategy). He took responsibility of COO In Jan 2011.

Mr. Dilip holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is having over 24 years of professional Experience in various industries like ERW & Seamless tubes, Steel in the field of projects and Operations.

As a Head of Projects he was responsible for implementation of Capacity Enhancement Projects in Steel Melting Shop to increase the capacity from 110,000 TPA to 180,000 TPA. After implementing capacity enhancement projects he assumed responsibilities of Operations of Steel Division.

Mr. Dilip has experience of working at international level in the field of Projects & Operations.

Krishna Mandke - CEO Ring Division

A highly qualified & multidimensional professional Krishna, joined MUSCO as CEO of Ring Division in Jun 2011.

The CEO of Ring Division of MUSCO, Mr Krishna Mandke has 25 years of varied experience mainly in the field of Accounts and Finance. He joined the Organization in June 2011. After completion of Graduation in Commerce from Pune University, he acquired Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Law.

He is also a member of ICAI, ICWA and ICSI. Mr. Krishna has experience of working with different companies in various capacities. His forte is Financial Strategic Planning, Funds Management, Secretarial functions, Taxation Audit, compliance and has shouldered leadership in commercial and operations functions in driving growth of the organization.

Yasukazu Unigame - Chief Technical Officer – CTO

Mr. Yasukazu Unigame is highly experienced professional having 37 years of experience in special steel. He joined Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd. as Chief Technical Officer on May 2017.

Mr. Yasukazu Unigame joined Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd. immediately after graduation from Graduate School of Osaka University in Japan, 1980. In addition to this Master’s degree in Metallurgy, he was granted another Master’s degree in Materials Science from Graduate School of Drexel University in the USA, 1989.

His career covers various fields of special steel, including start-up of new steelmaking plant, technical assistance projects for overseas steel mills, R&D, market development, and operation of Sanyo Special Steel USA Inc.

Taishi Watanabe - Chief Marketing Officer – CMO

Mr. Taishi Watanabe joined MSSSPL in April, 2017 as Chief Marketing Officer.

He joined Mitsui & Co. Ltd., immediately after graduation from Keio University in Japan in 2008. He has been working in steel industry for 9 years in Mitsui and developed business in emerging market like Middle East, Russia and India.

He has varied experiences in marketing, trading, logistics and investment.

Mr. Sachin Bhambure - Quality Head

Sachin Bhambure joined Mahindra Sanyo in August 2012 as General Manager (Quality Assurance). He took responsibility as quality head in May 2013.

He is a graduate of Government college of Engineering, Pune and has completed his MS from University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is having over 20 years of experience in many areas of manufacturing, quality, component development and has established a materials science research center in his earlier assignment.

He has presented many research papers and attended specialised trainings at international level. He has a flair for research and was instrumental in developing many new steel grades, coatings and heat treatment processes for energy conservation and performance enhancement.

Mr. Avinash Somvanshi – VP PIR / HR / Admin

Avinash Somvanshi joined Mahindra Sanyo in May 2014. Mr. Avinash has a wide competency base in functional area of Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Collective Bargaining, Industrial Relations, Change Management, Training and Development, HR Policies. His experience with different employers has enriched his competency and skill set. He has worked with Videocon Appliances, Welspun Maxsteel Ltd(2011-13) and his last assignment was with Elder Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

He completed his Bachelor in Commerce from Deogiri College, Aurangabad in the 1984. He pursued his Diploma in Labour Laws from National Institute of Labour Laws, Mumbai in year 1988. Post that he acquired Master of Labour Studies in the year 1989 from University of Mumbai.

Prashant Dande – VP Marketing

Mr. Prashant Dande joined Mahindra Sanyo as Head of Marketing function in Jun 2011. Mr. Prashant Dande, is a Bachelor in Engineering in Metallurgy from REC Nagpur. He has acquired Master's Degree in Management Studies from Pune University. Mr. Prashant has 22 years of experience in the areas of Steel Production, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Business development.