is the former Managing Director
of Maruti Udyog Limited
. Prior to this post, he has been an officer of the Indian Administrative Service
with more than 37 years of experience. He is the current vice-president of 'Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers'.After hanging up his boots at Maruti Suzuki, he has turned an entrepreneur and decided to set up an independent multi-brand pan India sales and service network in the automobile sector. On 30 Sep 2008, Mr. Jagdish Khattar announced his next venture - Carnation Auto, with a vision of developing a multi-brand automobile sales and service network.
He belonged to family of enterprenuers who had set up an Electricity generation and supply company in Dera Ismail Khan ( Now in Pakistan) before Partition . The business was very successful until partition , when the Khattar family left Dera Ismail Khan.
Khattar completed a Bachelor in Arts(Honours) degree from St Stephen's College, Delhi and his LLB from Delhi University. He then joined the Indian Administrative Service, serving as:
(a) District Magistrate, Chamoli, UP (1969–72)
(b) Managing Director, UP State Industrial Development Corporation (1975–78)
(c) Director, Tea Board of India, London... Read More