Individual Members

Manish K Jar

Manish is a mechanical engineer and has an MBA from the University of Georgia in the United States. He spent a few years in diverse functions with organizations like Tata Motors, Ford Motor Company before embarking upon his entrepreneurial journey by founding idea7 Automotive, an outsourcing company specializing in automotive retail domain. In 2011, idea7 Automotive merged with Melbourne based Sewells Group to create largest provider of automotive retail solutions in the Asia Pacific Africa and Middle East regions. In 2016, Sewells Group was acquired by MSX International (MSXI), Detroit based global market leader in the same business. Manish now runs the combined entity of Sewells Group and MSXI in the Asia Pacific Africa and Middle East regions. Functionally, Manish is a retail and customer service expert and advises many MSXI customers on subjects like Retail Network Strategy, Network Health and Customer Experience Management. Manish is a regular speaker in the auto and non-auto industry forums. He also writes for magazines and publishes blogs. He is actively involved in the community service activities of Rotary International. Manish is a Charter Member of TIE Mumbai Chapter. Manish recently founded Volunteer Indians (, a not for profit online market place for volunteering.

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