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Napanda P Thimmaiah

Napanda P Thimmaiah an eminent Kodava is the MD & CEO for India & Vice President for Asia Pacific for Meritor, Inc, a global leader in Automotive powertrain solution provider. 

He has around 30 years of experience in various leadership roles in BEML, Cummins, Honeywell & now at Meritor for 10 years. Before Joining Meritor, he was Managing director at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, Pune.

His interest includes Golf, Travel & Mentoring emerging Kodava leaders in Business management.



Napanda B Poovaiah, Retired Inspector of Police, Mysore


Napanda (Kikkiriyanda )  P Devakki,


Brother: Napanda  Ganapathy  Poovaiah, 

Brother: Napanda  Kushalappa  Poovaiah


Napanda (Madrira) Sailaxmi,


Napanda Kevin Kariappa,



In Kodagu 


Automobile Engineering from MEC Hassan by securing 5th Rank to the University.


Held various leadership roles in BEML, Tata Cummins & Cummins, Honeywell. Joined Meritor 10 years back as MD & CEO for India, responsible for Meritor & Automotive axles Limited. Currently working as VP – ASIA PACIFIC responsible for India, China, Australia, Japan, Singapore & other ASEAN countries for Meritor.  Before Joining Meritor, he was Managing Director at Honeywell Turbo Technologies, Pune for 5 years.


He was named one of the Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia in 2020-2021, an award that recognizes eminent, visionary leaders who excelled during extraordinary times. The recognition is given to leaders who are committed to creating economic renaissance for their nations.

He holds various positions in Industry bodies like CII, American chamber of commerce, Automotive manufacturer association, etc.