Chief Technology Officer & President Magna Electro
Magna International Inc.
Swamy Kotagiri is the Chief Technology Officer of Magna International and president of Magna Electronics. As CTO Kotagiri manages all aspects of the company’s innovation and new product strategy and development both at a corporate level and in conjunction with Magna’s product groups. As the world’s only supplier with expertise across the entire vehicle, Magna’s product development teams produce future product solutions for nearly every automaker in the world. Under Kotagiri’s direction, the company has furthered strengthened its culture of innovation through an open for business mentality that has resulted in partnerships with over 13 new companies and investment of more $70 million in areas including autonomy, connectivity and electronics. As president of Magna Electronics, Kotagiri is responsible for its operations, strategy and technologies including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle connectivity, and integration of a variety of electrical components and systems throughout Magna products. Kotagiri has more than 23 years of industry experience and previously served in various engineering leadership positions at Cosma International, a Magna operating unit. He was responsible for innovation strategy development as well as the launch and execution of new technologies in Cosma’s manufacturing divisions while serving as executive vice president of global engineering and R&D starting in 2008 and director of R&D prior to that. Before joining Cosma, Kotagiri was a structural engineer at General Motors. Kotagiri has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oklahoma State University with a specialization in materials and structural engineering. He has more than 12 patents in automotive product and process design to his credit and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.