Seetarama (Swamy) Kotagiri

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Chief Executive Officer
Swamy Kotagiri

Swamy Kotagiri, age 55, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Magna effective January 1, 2021 and he is Management’s sole representative on the Board.

With over 30 years of industry experience, including 22 years with Magna, he brings extensive knowledge and understanding of the automotive industry, as well as the company’s culture, operations, key personnel, customers, suppliers and the complex drivers of its success. In addition, Mr. Kotagiri has been instrumental in the company’s growth and evolution through his operational leadership, and has aligned the organization’s strategy around the megatrends shaping future mobility. Mr. Kotagiri is focused on keeping Magna at the forefront of a changing mobility landscape and accelerating the company’s growth for the benefit of employees, shareholders and customers. Mr. Kotagiri held various executive roles in technology and operations across the Magna group of companies over the last decade before he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2021. Prior to joining Magna, Mr. Kotagiri was a Structural Engineer at General Motors. Mr. Kotagiri has been featured in Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business and was named by Automotive News as a 2021 all star in the category CEO, Global Supplier. He is currently a member of the Business Council of Canada and the MIT Presidential CEO Advisory Board and serves as an independent director of Johnson Controls International PLC. Mr. Kotagiri has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University with a specialization in materials and structural engineering as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree from B.V.B. College of Engineering at Karnataka University in India.