Mr. Sudhir Rao, joined Bombardier Transportation in September 2017 as Managing Director for India. In his position, Mr. Rao oversees all projects, manufacturing sites, engineering presence, business development and stakeholder-related activities for Bombardier Transportation in India. Prior to Bombardier Transportation, Mr. Rao held the position of Chairman and Managing Director at Skoda Auto India for five years. A graduate of BITS Pilani and University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Mr. Rao started his automotive career with General Motors Corporation in 1985. Over two decades at General Motors, he held various leadership positions across North America, Europe and Asia in Product Development, Purchasing, Manufacturing and Strategy. Mr. Rao was the first Managing Director for AVTEC Ltd in New Delhi, a spin off from Hindustan Motors. He led the restructuring of Renault’s Joint Venture in India to create an independent operation for Renault in India. He is passionate about sports and music with deep interest developmental causes.