Deepak Kumar Sethi

Independent Director

He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Delhi College of Engineering (1975-80) and Post Graduate from IIM, Ahmedabad (1982-84). Mr. Deepak Kumar Sethi has got over 40 years’ work experience, primarily in Automobile sector. He has worked with Maruti Suzuki from India Limited for over 38 years from 1984 to 2022. At Maruti Suzuki he has worked primarily in areas of Vendor Development/ Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Quality. He started in 1984 as a member of initial Vendor Development team and was involved in setting up of Maruti’s vendor base. While heading different departments/ divisions in Vendor Development, he worked on driving localization, product development, cost improvement and enhancing vendor capability. At Maruti Suzuki he also worked in manufacturing for about 9 years. In 2006, as a vehicle plant head, he focused on lean operations. From 2011 to 2013, he was deputed as wholetime Director of Suzuki Powertrain India Limited which manufactured Diesel Engines, Transmissions and 2W engines (Company was subsequently amalgamated with Maruti Suzuki). From 2014 to 2017, he headed Supply Chain Vertical of Maruti Suzuki as Executive Director (Supply Chain). From 2014 onwards he also served on boards of 3 Maruti Suzuki Joint vendors – Plastic Omnium Pvt.Ltd, Nippon Thermostat India Ltd, SKH Metals Ltd. From 2017 to 2020 he headed Quality Vertical as Executive Director (Quality Assurance). Post superannuation, he worked as Executive Advisor at Maruti Suzuki till 2022.