Rajiv Ashok Bongirwar

Rajiv_Stand_half_Front_04_GreyPinkOccupation: Engineering Professional
Born: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, November 15, 1965

MTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India (1994)
BTech electrical, Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India (1988)
BSc, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune, India (1984)

Certified Trainer on Leading Innovation, Certified Project Management Professional Project Management Institute (2009); Electrical Officer Specialization Course INS Valsura (1990); Certification in Competency Cert. INS Gomati (1989)

Director, HEMRAJ Consult. Ltd., England (2008-Present)
Program Manager, Electrical and Embedded Systems, TATA Tech. Ltd., Pune, India (2004-2008)
Chief Internal Auditor, TATA Tech. Ltd., Pune, India (2007-2008)
Delivery Head, Datamatics Ltd., Mumbai, India (2003-2004)
Operations Manager, TATA Honeywell Ltd., Pune, India (2002-2003)
Consultant, TATA Infotech Ltd., India (1999-2002)
Lieutenant Commander, Electrical Branch, Indian Navy (1986-1999)

Career Related:
Review, Technical Papers, SAE International, Pune, Maharashtra, India (2005-2007); Contributing Author, Articles, SAE Transactions (2007); Presenter, SAE World Congress (2007); Invited Speaker, SCSC Symposium (2020)

Represented Organization, Workshops, Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers that led to the formulation of Roadmap for Intelligent Transportation Systems in India in 2016 (2007); Co-chair, Advanced Electronics, International Mobility Congress & Exposition, SAE India (2005); Volunteer and Trained Heartfulness Mediation Facilitator, Sahaj Marg; Member, Safety of Autonomous Systems Working Group, SCSC; Reviewer, SAE Papers Prior to Publication; Contributor, Various Technical Programs, SAE Conferences; Stakeholder, UL Standards Technical Panel; Workshop Representative, Society of Indian Automotive Manufacturers; Member, Hemraj Consultants Ltd., Heartfulness Institute

Creative Works:
Contributor, Scientific Papers, Professional Publications; “Innovative approach to implement complex Automotive Electronic Systems at reduced time & cost” (SAE 2007)

With, Indian Navy

Achievements include independently managing functions of electrical department onboard Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel; establishing electrical and electronic embedded systems and software teams in various TATA & Honeywell organizations; managing a climate control system team delivering bespoke heat pump technology in Jaguar Land Rover’s (I-PACE) for M1 prototype build; developing and implementing business strategies using new technologies and outsourcing for global customers in the United States and Europe; completing Tactical Mission Computer upgrade within 20% budget and 50% schedule through “out of the box” solutions; contributing to the implementation of Ford Motor Company’s (FMC) platform software architecture from which engine control software is derived for multiple vehicle application; leading the delivery of Distributed Body Control Module prototype software for Grand Cherokee to demonstrate new concepts for optimizing EDS architecture; managing internal audit, enabling AS9100B certification and implementing CMM, CMMI & Project Management processes for new product development and services in various TATA, Honeywell and other organizations; contributing to the implementation of Quality Operating System in FMC’s Global Powertrain Controls and Systems Engineering department and using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools to enhance systems engineering processes in requirements analysis, system design, functional safety and design and development of complex software intensive systems, products and services in accordance with various civil, military & international standards. Additional achievements include the delivery of Electrical Distribution System (EDS) of Jaguar XJ Limo for VP prototype build, Powertrain Control Module Software delivery in FMC’s multiple Diesel passenger and commercial vehicles and its first eGAS monitoring application in Ford Fiesta; contributing to the timely resolution and prevent recurrence of multiple complex issues related to engine start, fuel systems and safety; examples of specifying or designing and developing products include Naval digital computer communication network; upgrading tactical mission system and integrating with tactical data link; distributed body control module; Bluetooth MOST CAN Gateway and sodium analyzer.


Recipient, PCCN-Controls Chief Engineer’s Award, Ford Motor Company (2013); Recipient, Letter from Director and Executive Director, Ford Fiesta Europe (2010); Honoree, Technical Program Significant Contribution Recommendation, SAE World Congress (2007); Recipient, Flag Officer Commendation, EPSIS (1992); Honoree, Best All-Round Officer and First in Order of Merit, Electrical Officers Course, INS Valsura (1990); Honoree, First in Order of Merit, INS Shivaji-BTech (1988); Honoree, First in Navigation, INS Betwa (1985)

Member, India Chapter, SAE International; Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group; Member, PMI; Sahaj Marg Meditation; Member, Safety Critical Systems Club (SCSC), United Kingdom


Son of Ashok and Pushpa Bongirwar
Married: Hema Smita Pattewar
Children: Abhishek; Anshul
Daughter-in-law: Komal

Biography Source(s):
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2016-2017, 12th Edition (pub. 2016)
Who’s Who in Science and Engineering – 2011-2012, 11th Edition (pub. 2010)
Who’s Who in the World – 2014, 31st Edition (pub. 2013)

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