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.

Judy Marks

President and CEO, Otis

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Judy Marks

President and CEO, Otis

In her 35 years in industry, Judy Marks has witnessed technological advances while applying emerging and mature technologies in a way that benefits society. As President and CEO of Otis, Judy is leading the iconic company through a 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 elevators 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 President of 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. 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.

Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

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Stephane de Montlivault

President, Asia Pacific

Stéphane de Montlivault is President, Asia Pacific. He is responsible for all Otis business in Asia Pacific, excluding China. Prior to his current role, he held dual executive positions as President, Northeast Asia and President of Nippon Otis Elevator Company.

Stéphane started his career at Otis North America in 1984 where he held several 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.

Since his first appointment to the then Otis Pacific Asia Operations in 1989, Stéphane has held country and regional leadership positions spanning the North and South Asia regions. He has been active in the development of Otis business in Asia Pacific and currently is responsible for Otis’s operations covering 25 countries in the region.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from ESDE (Paris) and a Master of Business Administration in marketing and management from the University of Hartford, Connecticut.

Sebi Joseph

President, India

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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.

Alok Mahajan

Director – North Region, Otis India

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Alok Mahajan

Director – North Region, Otis India

Alok has over 26 years of rich experience in the industry having begun his career at Otis. He has held varied positions in the vertical transportation industry both within and outside India, ranging from operations to construction, to setting up greenfield businesses to managing acquisitions. His last position was as Managing Director for Otis Malaysia, before coming back for his second stint as Regional Director for the North India Region.

One of his memorable roles was that of managing the vertical transport solutions for for Dubai Mall, which was the world’s largest mall then. The project also demanded a unique lift dedicated for carrying baby whales.

Alok loves the outdoors. He enjoys driving, exploring local markets and also dabbles in photography. He is a father of two young girls and says their energy keeps him physically active and his mind ticking.

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.

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.

Stephen D’Souza

Regional Director, West India

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Stephen D’Souza

Regional Director, West 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. He last served as the Regional Director for North India. Today, Stephen is the Regional Director for West 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.

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