Mr. Bharat Salhotra is currently working as Managing Director-e Bus & Vice President, Sales & Business Development Asia Pacific Region. He took over this assignment after completing a five year highly productive stint as Managing Director Alstom India & South Asia. Under his leadership, Alstom India grew its order book several times over and witnessed a ten-fold increase in terms of head count. As the head of Alstom India, he successfully established Alstom Transport as a leading player not only in rail based Urban Transport solutions but also Mainline Railways. Projects won include the Electric Locomotive contract for manufacturing 800 high horse power locomotives at Madhepura, Bihar and the signaling & electrification Contract for the 343 km. World Bank funded Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. During his tenure, Alstom also delivered three Rolling Stock Projects for Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow with Kochi Metro being the first “Make in India” train, designed and manufactured by Team India. His current role entails establishing Alstom as a leading player in APAC in the fast evolving Electric Bus Segment and also supporting Cluster Managing Directors in expanding Alstom footprint in Greenfield markets in APAC Region.
Prior to joining Alstom, he served in the Civil Services in different capacities, the last one being as Director Finance at the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL). Mr. Salhotra is a Sloan Fellow with an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He has a number of publications to his credit, including a land mark Case Study on India’s first PPP initiative in the Port Sector.