Swamy Kotagiri


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Seetarama (Swamy) Kotagiri is Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Magna International. As CEO, 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.

Kotagiri has more than 30 years of industry experience, including 21 with Magna. He has been instrumental in the company’s recent growth and evolution through his operational leadership, and has aligned the organization’s strategy around the megatrends shaping future mobility.

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. Kotagiri was recently featured in Business Insider’s 100 People Transforming Business, an annual list and series highlighting those across industries who are changing the way the world does business.