Executive management

Dilip Pachpande


Mr. Dilip Pachpande holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is having over 33 years of professional experience in seamless tube & Steel industries in the field of projects and Operations.

He is associated with the company since 2004, He joined as General Manager (Growth & Strategy) for capacity expansion and reengineering projects, subsequently he took responsibility of Chief Operating Officer in Jan 2011 and re-designated as Chief Technical Officer in August, 2018. Mr. Dilipkumar Pachpande has experience of working at international level in the field of Projects & Operations.

He is presently working as the Whole Time Director, designated as the Executive Director of the Company.

Masanori Kunisada

Masanori Kunisada - Chief Operating Officer – COO

Mr. Masanori Kunisada has joined Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel Pvt. Ltd. in March 2018. In 1984, Mr. Masanori Kunisada completed his graduation from Nagasaki University Japan. Then he joined “Kawaden Co. Ltd.” in 1984 and after that in 1992, he joined “Sanyo Special Steel Co., Ltd.” He was there as “Equipment Department General Manager”. Mr. Masanori Kunisada is having 34 years of experience in steel industry. During this carrier span, he also handled overseas projects in SSSP, Thailand and SMM, in Mexico.

Shailendra Jain

Mr. Shailendra Jain - Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Shailendra Jain is a qualified Chartered Account, as well as Company Secretary by profession, having over 26 years of professional experience in various industries including Manufacturing, Trading, IT/ITES etc.

He has expertise in Business Strategy, Analytics, New Technology, Risk Management, and People Management. He is a Task Master, specialized in execution of specific goal-based projects and quick decision maker.

He is associated with the Company since Oct-2021 as Chief Financial Officer. In his previous roles, he has worked as Group CFO for an auto component manufacturing group and also as Country CFO of a reputed global automotive components manufacturing Group. He has vast experience in handling complexities of multiple business units, across multiple manufacturing plants and joint ventures.

Taishi Watanabe

Taishi Watanabe - Chief Marketing Officer – CMO

Mr. Taishi Watanabe joined Mahindra Sanyo 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.

Avinash Somvanshi

Mr. Avinash Somvanshi – Senior 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.

Ramchandra Rane

Mr. Ramchandra Rane – Vice President- Rings Division

Mr. R. S. Rane is a Metallurgical Engineer from College Of Engineering Pune with over 33 years of experience in various facets of management. He has also completed Fellowship in manufacturing Management from Cranfield University & done certificate course in Import Export management.

He is associated with MSSSPL since 2003 & has worked in different areas like steel division marketing, business excellence driving sustainability & TMW, ring division marketing. Now he is working as a vice president & heading ring division. Also taking care of Employees Credit Cooperative Society.

He was also a member of industrial relations committee & has signed wage agreements.

He has worked with multiple domestic & International customers & organizations while driving marketing & sustainability.

Before joining MSSSPL, he worked in the area of manufacturing with a premier forging company.

achin Bhambure

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 centre 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.

Indrajit Mukherjee

Mr. Indrajit Mukherjee - Assistant Vice President – Purchase.

Mr. Indrajit Mukherjee, is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He has vast experience with nearly 23 years in the field of Procurement, Team Management, Training & Development and Import Operations in Alloy Steel manufacturing units. He has worked in his various capacities in different reputed steel manufacturing Companies before joining the Mahindra Sanyo in January, 2018.