Continental Automotive India has appointed Latha Chemrakalam as  New Head for the R&D Technical Center India. Alexander Koltz under whose leadership TCI saw new opportunities, TCI grew as one of the largest engineering centers for Continental globally. Latha will be instrumental in leading TCI to the new level of growth & innovation, including infrastructural expansion headcount growth, and expansion of engineering competence for both global and local markets.

Speaking on her appointment, Latha Chembrakalam said, “As a technology company, Continental
has been consistently demonstrating innovation prowess and excellence in engineering and
software in Automotive. With the current technological transformation in the industry, R&D plays a
key role in ensuring the right value to the customer. I am excited to join the Continental
family and lead TCI in its growth and expansion. ”

Latha Chembrakalam has nearly 3 decades of experience and has held many leadership roles in
her illustrious career. Before Continental, Latha was the Vice President at Robert Bosch
Engineering and Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, where she was responsible for the complete
powertrain and electrification area. Latha has also worked with Siemens Information Systems Ltd,
where incubated the automotive business in India after her stint in Siemens Automotives, Germany, and later she was responsible for business development in South Africa, handling embedded systems, BFSI, Security solutions, and IT services. She is passionate about building powerful technology teams which create value and differentiation for the business.
Set up in 2009, TCI, with a strength of approximately 4,000 engineers, is one of the company’s
major R&D locations organized under the Holistic Engineering and Technologies organization
. TCI supports both global and local R&D for the company’s Automotive Technologies group
sector. TCI is also the Global Software Center for Excellence and the HQ of the Global Software
Academy. India has emerged as the Regional R&D Center, Asia Application Hub apart from
tailoring solutions for the local market.

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