Srinivas Kumar

Expert Consultant I Executive Coach


  • Plant Accounting and Controlling in various roles
  • Head of Corporate Internal Audit for Bosch Group in India
  • Project Head in Corporate Human Resources
  • Project Head in Purchasing at Bosch, Germany
  • Head of Customer Logistics & Planning
  • Head of Finance and Administration
  • Project Head – Finance Transformation

He has an Internal Coach certification from the Coaching Foundation of India. He is a member of CII’s National Committee for Total Cost Management (TCM).

His interests include sports, music, travel and reading Language skills: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, German. Has contributed and presented in Seminars and Conferences.

Srinivas Kumar brings 36 years of diverse industry experience in MNCs, in India and in Germany, spanning across Finance, Business performance, Business strategy, Operations Excellence, Plant management, Cost Management, People/Talent management, Transformation projects, Internal Audit and Supply Chain Management. He was a key member of Bosch India Senior Leadership team as Vice President.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and is a Qualified Cost & Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is a Fellow Member of ICAI (The institute of Cost Accountants of India) and member of IIMM (Indian institute of Materials Management). He is also a certified CII Business Excellence Assessor. He also holds a Certificate of Practice from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Career Experience and Contributions

  • Steered and managed a Rs.6000 Crores Automotive Business Division profitably
  • Led Risk-based Internal Audits and Led Cost Management and Cost reduction initiatives across the Organisation
  • Achieved Operational Excellence and Profitable growth in running 4 Manufacturing Plants using Lean principles, Bosch Production System (BPS) and Business Excellence concepts
  • As Plant Head and Business Finance Head, led successful Wage Negotiations with Labour Unions
  • Led Supply Chain Management to optimise Inventory and Supply Chain costs
  • Steered a major initiative in Human Resources to re-vamp entire HR processes and delivery
  • Steered a major Purchase Project located out of Germany to localise components and parts sourced from multiple vendors in Europe to India
  • Led Projects and change management initiatives with multi-cultural teams across countries – Led major Business Re-structuring projects to improve viability and profitability
  • Successfully conducted CII-EXIM Bank Business Excellence Assessments (including for external organisations)
  • Leading Finance Transformation initiative to re-vamp Finance processes and Finance delivery models
  • Contributing to India Inc. Cost Competitiveness as a member of CII National Committee of Total Cost Management (TCM) Division. Participated in CII TCM Maturity model assessment for external organisation
  • Mentoring and Coaching of Executives