India: The Next Gold Rush for Automotive Companies?


Global Business Professor’s latest Audio Interview, “India: The Next Gold Rush for Automotive Companies?”, features Sudhir Nerurkar, founder & president of Pune, India-based Quanzen Consultants, and Indian automotive industry expert.

In the 18-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Nerurkar discusses:

  • What the story is about the Indian Automotive sector, and why so many companies are rushing to India;
  • Similarities and differences to the China developments of 10 years ago, and what the important insights are into India for global companies;
  • What the main areas of opportunity are for international automotive supplier companies in India;
  • And what the major challenges are that International companies should be aware of and prepare for if they want to succeed in this market.


Audio Interview Guest:
Sudhir Nerurkar
President & CEO
Quanzen Consultants
Pune, India
(A Partner of Global Alliance Automotive)
Phone: +91.967.399.6308


About Sudhir Nerurkar:
Sudhir Nerurkar is the founder & president of Quanzen Consultants, based in Pune- India. His company Quanzen acts as a catalyst & facilitator for mid-size international automotive companies in Indian for Sales development, Sourcing or Joint Ventures. His present clients include innovative technology based companies from Europe, Japan, Korea, Australia & USA. Quanzen has extensive knowledge about & deep contacts within local & global OEM companies in India across passenger, commercial & off highway vehicle segments.

Prior to starting Quanzen in 2009, Sudhir was working as a Vice President with the USD 16 Bn International group Mahindra & Mahindra. In his executive career, he has also worked in General Management positons with Hitachi Metals JV, Cincinnati Milacron, Klockner, Kodak and Otis. Apart from India, he has developed business in more than 22 countries across Europe, America, Africa and Asia over last 18 years. This has made him familiar with different business practices and cultural aspects from around the world and how they need to be adapted for business success in India.

Sudhir holds a Masters degree in Management from Mumbai University and a Bachelor’s in Engineering. He is retained from time to time as a knowledge partner for Indian Automotive sector by globally renowned management consulting firms. He is also invited to speak at Automotive conferences in India & abroad.