Independent Director : 2020 till date
A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, Bhavana joined the corporate world starting with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a career spanning two decades, Bhavana spent a significant portion in the Manufacturing & Engineering sector with Cummins in India, leading their Automotive Business and then the Distribution Business. In her last role Bhavana was the Managing Director (Materials Cluster) at DSM India wherein she was responsible for growth of Materials Cluster in the region, including alliances, Mergers & Acquisitions and investments. She is currently Managing Director, South Asia for REHAU Polymers
Bhavana also serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of several public companies. Over the course of her career, Bhavana has been recognized on several platforms, as being a successful business leader accomplishing numerous milestones across her professional journey. Setting up and running businesses with expertise in the areas of leadership, strategic thinking, sales and marketing, Bhavana enjoys working with people across the spectrum of hierarchies and organizations.
A strong advocate of workplace Diversity, Ms. Bhavana worked actively to help developing strategies to attract and retain women employees for Cummins entities in India. A six sigma green belt, Ms. Bhavana Bindra was recognized as one of India Inc.'s 25 Rising Women Leaders in 2015 by Economic Times. She was also among the "40 Under Forty" Young Leaders list of Economic Times in 2016. In 2019, she was recognized by The Machinist for being among the "Women Leaders in Manufacturing".