Your Otis team

There is no greater resource than our people, with their extraordinary collective talent, vision and experience.

From World Headquarters to every regional and local office across the world, our team delivers the unique mix of innovative technology, meticulous service and reassuring expertise that defines us – from the epic projects to the tiniest details.

At heart, each one of them is following a perfectly simple ethos: they’re working hard to be the absolute best at what they do, individually and together.

This is how we help to realise your most ambitious plans and exceed your expectations each day.

Sebi Joseph

President, India

Sebi Joseph

Sebi Joseph

President, India

Sebi has nearly three decades of diverse experience with Otis, beginning as a graduate engineer trainee working closely with equipment, and later progressing on to management positions in India, Singapore, the Philippines and the Gulf area. He had the pleasure of working on the Burj Khalifa - a major feat, as nothing like the 803 meter-tall building had been executed before.

Dwelling on my journey, says Sebi, the one big lesson for me is that a leader needs to guide with love and understand that people are what make a company distinct. Technologies can become obsolete and strategies will change, but people remain a constant. Nurturing talent and growth in all its various forms is what will keep a company relevant throughout the ages.

Sebi was named President of Otis India in 2015, and is currently Chairman of the Elevators & Escalators Division of the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers' Association (IEEMA).

Away from his demanding and exciting work, Sebi enjoys French wine and cinema. He also loves reading autobiographies, which inspire him to walk on untrodden paths and discover new avenues of progress.

Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

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Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

Stephane de Montlivault was appointed President, Asia Pacific in July 2017 with responsibility for all Otis businesses in Asia Pacific, excluding China. Previously, he served as President, Northeast Asia in addition to his role as President, Nippon Otis Elevator Company.

Stephane began his career at Otis North America in 1984 where he held positions in sales, procurement strategy, and finance. In 1989, he relocated from New York to Singapore where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis for the Pacific Asia Operations. From 1995, he took on successive country and regional leadership roles based in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Stephane moved to Japan in 2009 where he first served as managing director; he was appointed as President Nippon Otis in March 2014.

Stephane holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from ESDE in Paris, and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and management from the University of Hartford in the United States.

C A Nagraj

Regional Director, East India

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C A Nagraj

Regional Director, East India

C A Nagraj has been with Otis for over 29 years, having worked in varied roles from service to installation to new sales. With this, Nagraj carries with him an understanding of Otis’ value proposition and how the organization works. Nagraj is well-respected amongst customers and has been successful in bringing major real estate players into Otis’ fold. His unfailing commitment to the customer’s needs earns him this reputation. With his team, he knows each one’s strength and carefully leverages it to achieve collective success. Nagraj is a stickler for details whilst keeping an eye on the bigger picture.

Nagraj fondly remembers working on a 98 unit project, Brigade Meadows in Bengaluru and ITC Royal Bengal in Kolkata. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket and carom. Music helps him relax. Nagraj is a firm believer that sports and CSR activities help team members bond leading to increased productivity at the workplace.

Hrishikesh Pawar

Regional Director, South India - Asia 

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Hrishikesh Pawar

Regional Director, South India - Asia 

Hrishikesh started his career in the vertical transportation industry in 2000, holding various roles in sales and operations in the Western part of the country. Prior to heading the South operation for Otis, he headed the Eastern region operations. This has given Hrishi a deeper understanding of the varied cultural nuances amongst customers in a widely diverse country like India. Hrishikesh has also played a large role in establishing Otis’ JV business in Sri Lanka.

Passionate about developing programs that bridge the gap between sales teams and customer requirements, he has helped put together modules on sales effectiveness and management. Hrishi has had the privilege of working on complex projects and structures with some big name developers. The one he is most proud of is the Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru campus - the largest offshore campus for the largest investment bank, where we will be supplying our Gen2’s.

If it wasn’t for vertical transportation, Hrishi would be in the family garment business. He is a lover of nature, enjoys capturing interesting landscapes on his camera and playing with his kids. Hrishi also enjoys dancing, and is often the life of the party.

K. Manivannan

Regional Director, West India

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K. Manivannan

Regional Director, West India

Mani is a energetic person and a dynamic leader with a passion for developing new business and promoting the Otis brand throughout the West Region. Mani began his career in the elevator industry and has stuck right through for over 25 years. He is a key member of the Disha team, a project that is focused on improving and streamlining performance and increasing service operations throughout the region.

Liked by all, Mani is approachable, easy to talk to and known for staying calm at all times. These traits make him a valuable team member, especially when interfacing with stakeholders and regulatory laws.

In his free time, Mani enjoys playing badminton and cricket. He loves Paragliding, an adventure sport he believes that develops grit and courage. Mani’s mantra -  Life is a sport; Sometimes you win and other times you learn.

Stephen D’Souza

Regional Director, North India

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Stephen D’Souza

Regional Director, North India

Stephen joined Otis over 30 years ago as a service mechanic and has held several positions including field operations director and heading the service vertical for Otis India. Today, Stephen is the Regional Director for North India. As a professional he is very detail oriented, has in-depth technical knowledge and views everything from multiple perspectives.

Extremely talented, Stephen paints, loves photography, and is a seasoned musician who plays the keyboards and guitar. He is a key member of the Otis India CSR committee and has always driven CSR initiatives with the teams he has led.

Stephen graduated from Otis University in 2011, attended the Darden Management program in 2016 and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration & Diploma in Electrical Engineering through a UTC scholarship.

When he is not working, he loves spending time with his children. If he is travelling, you will find him taking pictures using his mobile phone.

Sridhar Rajagopal

Head of Sales, Marketing, Strategy and M&A for Otis India

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Sridhar Rajagopal

Head of Sales, Marketing, Strategy and M&A for Otis India

Sridhar has had a variety of interesting assignments in Otis. He headed two JV companies in India and led the acquisition of service portfolio companies across India, Singapore, Philippines and Japan. He also headed the Marketing, Communication and Strategy function for the Northeast Asia Region covering Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Sridhar is currently the Head of Sales, Marketing, Strategy and M&A for Otis India.

One of his favorite projects was the acquisition of Schindler’s service business in Japan in 2016 - one of the largest portfolio acquisitions at Otis. The project gave him an opportunity to live and work in Japan. Another enjoyable project, was working in the glass flacconage business which involved marketing perfume and nail polish bottles for global brands like Body Shop, L’Oréal and Revlon prior to joining Otis.

Sridhar is an extremely focused and logical individual with immense energy. In addition, he is interested in the role of digitalization and artificial intelligence in the elevator industry. The potential of having a 100% safe, self-correcting or self-repairing elevator with no entrapments is a fascinating possibility, he believes.

In his spare time, Sridhar enjoys running, writing short stories and playing soccer with his son and basketball with his daughter.

Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

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Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

Stephane de Montlivault was appointed President, Asia Pacific in July 2017 with responsibility for all Otis businesses in Asia Pacific, excluding China. Previously, he served as President, Northeast Asia in addition to his role as President, Nippon Otis Elevator Company.

Stephane began his career at Otis North America in 1984 where he held positions in sales, procurement strategy, and finance. In 1989, he relocated from New York to Singapore where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis for the Pacific Asia Operations. From 1995, he took on successive country and regional leadership roles based in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Stephane moved to Japan in 2009 where he first served as managing director; he was appointed as President Nippon Otis in March 2014.

Stephane holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from ESDE in Paris, and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and management from the University of Hartford in the United States.

Judy Marks

President, Otis Elevator Co.

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Judy Marks

President, Otis Elevator Co.

In her 35th year in industry, Judy Marks has witnessed technological advances while applying emerging and mature technologies in a way that benefits society. She currently leads Otis – the iconic company that remains at the forefront of the elevator industry it created 165 years ago – through a remarkable digital and cultural transformation.

Today, Otis is taking its deep knowledge of the hoistway and using it to create digital solutions that serve customers’ needs in an era of intelligent buildings. This includes IoT-based service solutions with proactive data analytics for predictive maintenance; advanced video analytics and dispatching systems to manage varying traffic patterns; and a new generation of lifts that are connected, smarter, data rich, safer, and more efficient and comfortable than ever.

“We are living in revolutionary times as the world is digitally transforming,” she says. “Our 68,000 colleagues are on a journey together into the future. We’re continuing to innovate, to find new business models, to serve customers with excellence and to disrupt ourselves to become an end-to-end enabler of global passenger mobility.”

Judy has held senior leadership roles at three global icons – IBM, Lockheed Martin and Siemens AG. She was serving as CEO of both Siemens USA and Dresser-Rand, a Siemens business, when appointed to lead Otis in 2017. She built her career on a host of challenging assignments, creating solutions for both global customers and government entities. A self-described technology zealot, Judy applies digital technologies and actively uses social media to amplify the reach of her messages. For Judy, leadership is about creating a sense of mission among employees.

“People make a decision every day about what kind of work they’re going to do,” she says. “That’s what I love about Otis people – they know that what we do matters. Across 200 countries and territories, we service 2 million units and touch 2 billion people every day to keep the world moving.”

Judy serves as a Director of Hubbell Inc. and is on the Board of Visitors for the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. She earned a degree in electrical engineering from Lehigh University.

In 2017, Judy was named to the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology and received the Excellence in Leadership Award from the International Society of Automation.

Mark George

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and Information Technology

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Mark George

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Strategy and Information Technology

In his 27-year career with UTC and Otis, Mark has traveled extensively around the world with varied global and regional leadership positions in the company, including a six-year period residing in Asia.

Starting at Otis in 1989, Mark had numerous roles before moving to Singapore in 1998. There, as Regional Director of Treasury and Asset Management for the Asia Pacific Region, he also worked on acquisitions and integration. In 2001, he transferred to Hong Kong where he was CFO for the South Asia Pacific region, helping restore those companies following the 1998 Asian economic crisis. He returned to the US in 2004 to lead the worldwide Otis Financial Planning & Analysis function.

His diverse background and deep interest in international business led to his move to UTC corporate in 2007 as leader for UTC Financial Planning & Analysis. From there he has added to his varied industry exposure by becoming Carrier Vice President, Finance & CFO, and later CFO for UTC Climate, Controls & Security. He was also Vice President, Finance & CFO for UTC Building & Industrial Systems.

Mark was appointed to his present role of Vice President, Finance & CFO, Strategy and IT for Otis, in October 2015.

Nora LaFreniere

Vice President and General Counsel

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Nora LaFreniere

Vice President and General Counsel

Nora has some serious working credentials with Otis. She’s held all kinds of legal positions going back to 2000.

Early in her career she was closely involved in our 150th anniversary celebrations, helping to plan and realise a range of events – it really helped Nora connect with our unique heritage and understand the personal pride that people feel being a part of Otis. This belief in the importance of individuals and great working relationships is something that Nora has embraced at every stage:

“I reflect upon my first UTC job a lot – working as a lawyer supporting branches in the southeast US exposed me to the reality of how we succeed – through the dedication of our people to servicing individual customers.”

Nora is a self-proclaimed dog fanatic – and away from work you’ll usually find her 130-pound Newfoundland, Atlas, by her side.

Nora also really enjoys seasonal activities like skiing in the winter and biking and going to the beach all summer. Her love of good food and wine lasts all year round and having travelled widely through work, she can go for some pretty exotic options.

Christian Meisner

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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Christian Meisner

Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Christian began his UTC career at Carrier in 2003, where he worked as Human Resources Director for global operations, before moving to Singapore to lead Carrier’s Asia Pacific HR function.

Returning to the US in 2006, Christian was appointed Vice President, Human Resources, for the global commercial HVAC business. He then joined the UTC Corporate office in 2007, where he directed the global talent function, including executive staffing, succession planning and leadership development.

A passion for sailing has equipped Christian with skills such as patience, dexterity and balance that have served him well in HR across multiple industries, including automotive, publishing and aviation. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Villanova University and a master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.

Christian is deeply interested in how investments in digital capabilities will impact the role of leaders and how they engage with their employees – something he is keeping a close eye on in his current position of Vice President and CHRO of Otis Elevator Company, which he has held since 2015. In this role, Christian leads all aspects of the global HR function. He’s also a member of the Otis Executive Committee and works closely with the senior executive team to achieve Otis’ strategic business priorities.

Tony Black

President, Service

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Tony Black

President, Service

A consummate professional, Tony brings more than 30 years’ diverse experience within UTC to his role. He joined Pratt & Whitney in 1984, before progressing through various operations and general management positions with the UTC Corporate office, UTC Fire & Security and Otis. From Director of Worldwide ACE at UTC to Managing Director of Nippon Otis, Tony moved upwards, assuming more responsibility with every step and gaining priceless expertise at the same time.

Before joining Otis Service, Tony was President, Otis China Limited where he drove dramatic growth and increased the service portfolio to more than 100,000 units under contract. He also helped to shape a more innovative and effective service business by introducing many of our advanced and pioneering processes, such as digital tools and specialised service packages for key customer segments.

Today, Tony leads our global service organisation and is a member of the Otis Executive Committee. His game-changing responsibilities include setting our global service standards, spearheading and inspiring innovation, and ensuring the success of our ambitious digital transformation strategy.

Tony gained a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Florida Atlantic University and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

Neil Green

Vice President, Transformation and Chief Digital Officer

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Neil Green

Vice President, Transformation and Chief Digital Officer

Throughout his distinguished career, Neil Green has demonstrated a passion for technology and applying novel innovations to drive market disruption. As Vice President, Transformation and Chief Digital Officer, Neil leads the new global Digital Technology function, responsible for the development of the company’s innovative digital business models and strategic partnerships with external partners.

Neil is a member of the Otis Executive Committee, reporting directly to President Judy Marks. He joined the company in October 2018.

Prior to joining Otis, Neil spent 24 years at Intel Corporation, where he was at the forefront of Intel’s growth from a CPU and PC-centric company to a systems and data-centric company. He most recently served as President and General Manager of Intel’s business with the U.S. Government. Previously, Neil held leadership positions in operations, product strategy, and sales. His experience spans business and initiatives across North and South America, Europe and Asia.

Neil’s multi-disciplinary and global experience, coupled with leadership in the rapidly changing technology sector, make him uniquely qualified to lead the acceleration of the wide-scale application of new technologies to Otis’ operations, products and services.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from The Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ricardo Muñoz

Vice President, Engineering

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Ricardo Muñoz

Vice President, Engineering

As vice president of engineering, Ricardo is leading the global Engineering function in developing innovative technologies that align with our customers’ needs and will drive the future of Otis.

Ricardo brings nearly two decades of UTC experience to his new role. He spent several years in Shanghai heading engineering for Otis China – notably progressing the development of a common platform product and establishing the Shanghai Lead Design Center. Before joining Otis, Ricardo was director of UTC Climate Controls & Security’s Technology and Components, Asia, and Leader of Global Chiller Programs for Carrier. He started his UTC career with the United Technologies Research Center.

Ricardo holds multiple degrees in mechanical engineering, including a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech, as well as a joint MBA degree from New York University, Hautes Études Commerciales Paris, and the London School of Economics.

Randi Tanguay

Vice President, Communications

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Randi Tanguay

Vice President, Communications

The way we communicate and engage with our customers, passengers and employees is rapidly evolving, with audiences receiving information in new ways and at all times. Randi is leading the global communications function for Otis, helping to navigate this new landscape with clear, effective and consistent strategic communication across the global organization, and with external audiences; our customers, partners and fans.

Randi joined the company in June 2018 and is a member of the Otis Executive Committee, reporting directly to Otis President Judy Marks.

Prior to joining Otis, Randi spent more than a decade at FleishmanHillard where she successfully managed communications and public relations for large, inter-disciplinary global businesses and led high-performing teams for clients including Bose, Autodesk and Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to FleishmanHillard, she held several roles at CBS television working as a director, producer and writer for nightly newscasts, interview-style programming and other special events.

Randi’s breadth of communications experience, coupled with her multi-industry exposure serve as the foundation for creative, impactful storytelling – ultimately shaping the Otis narrative to win the hearts and minds of the employees, customers and two billion passengers we move every day.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Emory University.