Mr. Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi, is the Promoter, Chairman & Managing Director of Premier Ltd (www.premier.co.in). as well as the Managing Trustee of the Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation (www.vsdf.org). He has an MBA from IMD (Switzerland) and B.A. (Econ.) from Stanford University, U.S.A. He has been associated with the Company for over 32 years starting as Manager – Management Services (1984 – 1988), then Vice President – Corporate Planning (1988 – 1993), followed by Executive Director (1993 – 1995) and finally Managing Director in 1995. Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Premier Ltd’s Board in 2007 and thereafter appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2008. He has been largely responsible for the strong turnaround of Premier’s operations as well as development of new project activities such as the heavy engineering business.
Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi has served as an Independent director on several Corporate Boards such as FIAT India Ltd. (a subsidiary of FIAT SpA, Italy in India), Cable Corp. of India Ltd (India’s leading power cable Company), Cox & Kings Travel & Finance Ltd. (International travel services Company) and PAE Ltd. (India’s largest aftermarket auto parts distribution Company).
Apart for Corporate Boards, Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi has been associated with key associations and Chambers such as CII (Confederation of Indian Industry), where he has been a member Premier has been a member for over 20 years. Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi has served as Chairman of the International Affairs Sub-Committee (Western Region) in 2007-08. Apart from this he has been an active member of the Western Region Council for 7 years and has also been a part of the Family Business Sub-committee for 2 years. He has also served as a member of the National Committee on Trade, the Western Regional Council and the National Council in 2013-14.
Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi also served on the Executive Committee of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) for 5 years and was a member of the Passenger Car & MUV Committee for 1 year. SIAM is the apex association of India’s automotive industry.
Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi was also a member of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), Pune, Western India Automobiles Association (WIAA) and AIAM (Association of Indian Auto Manufacturers). Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi has been nominated as a permanent member of the Executive Board of IMTMA (the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association) and has also served on the governing board member of the College of Engineering, Pune where he chaired the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) for the Department of Production Engineering and Industrial Management. Apart from this, Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi is a member of IMC (Indian Merchants’ Chamber) and had chaired the Business Policy Reform Committee in 1994-95. On the international front, Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi has been a member of the Indo- Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Premier as of today
Currently Premier enjoys a considerably huge turnover and is one of the finest growing brands in India. With Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi’s exemplary focus on three core businesses, viz CNC machines, engineering and automotive, Premier Ltd as a company has been successful in distinguishing itself by setting new benchmarks for industry excellence. This company today holds a market share of 70 per cent in the CNC gear-cutting machine and CNC vertical turning centre market and is ranking among the top five machine tool entities in India.
What’s special about Premier is that, the company has not only been discerning about the quality of its manufacturing and production, but also the work force that builds its brand.
Achievements and contribution
Besides being involved with Premier Ltd., Maitreya (‘Mittu‘) Doshi, has been deeply involved with organisations and activities revolving around.
- Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi is a member of the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India), and WIAA (Western India Automobiles Association),
- An Executive Committee Member of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and
- A permanent member of the Executive Board of IMTMA (Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association).
In 1993, Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi was nominated by the World Economic Forum, Geneva as one of 200 Global Leaders of Tomorrow selected from all over the world. He was also the first Indian speaker at Automotive News World Congress, Detroit, USA in 1996.
On the personal front, Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi is a member of the Walchand Doshi family – one of India’s pioneer business groups having established nation-building industries like aircraft manufacturing, ship building, Shipping, Automobiles, Infrastructure construction as well as companies in sugar, heavy engineering, cement pipes etc. The family has also set up various educational institutions in Engineering, Technology etc. and does extensive charity work. His father, the Late Vinod Doshi, was a prominent industrialist, former President of Confederation of Indian Industry, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, Automobile Research Association of India, Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association, Maharashtra Economic Development Council, etc. Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi’s mother Saryu V. Doshi, PhD, is an eminent Art Historian, former Hon. Director of National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Member of Governing Council of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, etc. Saryu Doshi has received the Padmashri National Award from the Government of India for contribution to fine art, history and culture.
Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi’s spouse Rohita Doshi, has a B.S, M.S, PhD in Computer Engineering, Case Western University, Cleveland, USA. She is the founder of Soulkurry .com – an Indian women’s internet portal and currently runs her own art gallery in Mumbai.
Maitreya ‘Mittu’ Doshi wrote 52 weekly columns for Mumbai’s leading newspaper “MID- DAY” in 2002. He is an Advanced Certificate in Scuba Diving from NAUI and PADI.