Vibhay Sinha : Profile
Member DNA Global Partner/Consultant Network

Vibhay Sinha has over three decades of proven track record as CEO in managing publicly listed joint ventures of Fortune 500 Corporations in India and in successful multiple collaborations/partnerships with European and Japanese companies.

Vibhay’s was a Graduate Trainee at Ford in Dearborn, Mich.  and later a Designer in the Engine Division. He moved to India as COO to set up Purolator India Ltd, a JV of Purolator Inc (now Arvin Meritor) for Automotive and Industrial Filters. In his tenure of seven years, Purolator became the largest filter company and the largest supplier to Bosch (MICO).

As Vice-Chairman/Managing Director of Gabriel India Ltd (Arvin Meritor JV and the leader in shock absorbers), he diversified in a new division for Engine Bearings (Federal Mogul JV) and increased market share in shock absorbers. Vibhay also successfully revived ailing Perfect Circle Victor, a JV of Dana Corp for piston rings and gaskets, through technical partnership with Floquet Monopole (France).

As CEO/MD of Standard Batteries Ltd, he spearheaded growth and also ran to the second largest Battery Company through multi-product (including solar & submarine batteries) partnerships with Johnson Controls (US), BTR UK (Ener-sys), Furukawa Battery (Japan), Haagen Batterie Germany (Exide Technologies) and Oldham (France). Standard Furukawa brand became known for innovative marketing, was in the first few to be certified for ISO 9000 in a new factory and gained 40% market share in the original equipment market (Maruti, Ford, Tata Motors, Mercedes Benz, M&M).

Vibhay’s experience includes running an After Market company (Asia Automotive) for All India distribution and marketing of automotive parts.

As CEO, he revived Kilburn Engineering Ltd (designs and manufactures equipment for the chemical, petro-chemical and food processing industries) which was in Chapter XI (BIFR) through expanding R&D. cost reductions and collaboration with Nara machinery (Japan). A new customer relationship with Cabot Corporation (US) resulted in Kilburn becoming the largest supplier of Dryers to the Carbon Black industry worldwide.

Vibhay is a member of DNA Global Consulting Network and is helping its customers in strategic global management involving joint ventures and partnerships, investment/technology transfer strategies and in turn around management.

Vibhay has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University and B.S.M.E from Birla Institute of Technology. He is based in Menlo Park, CA.