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P1194 WMG Corporate Brochure 5 For more than thirty years Professor Lord Bhattacharyya has been at the heart of business and a powerful advocate for manufacturing. Over that time he has grown WMG into an international research and education group working in a wide range of sectors, from automotive research to innovations in healthcare. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya advises many companies and governments on matters of industrial policy and strategy, manufacturing, innovation and technology. He was a member of the UK Government’s Council for Science and Technology and he is closely associated with many organisations in countries including China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa. He served as a scientific adviser to the South African government for many years. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya has advised on several large scale inward investments in the UK, most recently the Tata acquisitions of Corus and Jaguar Land Rover. He has been intensively involved with the British automotive industry enabling the development of new technologies, products and manufacturing processes, and the professional development of company engineers and technologists. The new National Automotive Innovation Centre, opening in 2016, is a further marker of Professor Lord Bhattacharyya’s achievements. He has spoken extensively in the field of manufacturing and has received many international honours and awards and honorary doctorates from universities around the world. In 2014 Professor Lord Bhattacharyya was elected to the Fellowship of The Royal Society for his contribution to engineering research and education. In 2011 The American Society of Manufacturing Engineers awarded him an Honorary Membership, the only person from outside of the USA to be awarded this in the last ten years. He was honoured in January 2002 by the President of India with one of India’s highest honours, the Padma Bhushan, for services to science, technology and industry. For the past 20 years, he has worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry and numerous companies including Tata Motors, Bharat Forge and TVS Motors. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya chaired the UK Manufacturing Excellence Awards for many years, and he is currently the Chair of the Judges of Singapore’s MAXA awards for manufacturing excellence on behalf of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya was honoured with a CBE in 1997, awarded a Knighthood in 2003 for services to higher education and industry, and was elevated to the House of Lords in 2004. Chairman’s Profile Chairman’s Profile

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