Tesla's global supply management and optimization is overseen by Sameer Kshirsagar. Mr. Kshirsagar is responsible for acquiring and industrializing a diverse variety of automotive and high-tech products from a global vendor base. In order to scale effectively in a disruptive, competitive, and fast-paced industry with a constantly shifting supplier base, he must also create a solid foundation.
Sameer Kshirsagar is a high-tech and automotive management professional with over 20 years of experience. He's worked for companies like GM, Philips, Google[X], Uber, and Tesla, to name a few. Strategic sourcing, supply chain, lean manufacturing, quality, supplier industrialization, engineering, strategic finance, and workplace operations are among the topics covered.
Sameer Kshirsagar previously served on the board of directors of Uber-Advanced Technologies Group. In 1999, he received the Chairman's Honors Award from General Motors, and in 2008, he received the S.A.E. Young Manufacturing Leadership Award. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an Executive MBA from Ohio State University. Mr. Kshirsagar has degrees in Supply Chain Management and Making Corporate Boards More Effective from the University of Texas-Austin, Stanford University, and Harvard University.