Sh. Satish Kumar Kaura is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Samtel Group. He founded the Group in 1973. Under his leadership, Samtel became a world-class manufacturer of high technology electronic display devices for televisions, avionics and professional applications. He has steered the Group to its leadership position by relying on indigenously developed in-house technology.
Mr. Kaura is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has also been the President of Electronic Components Industries Association and served as Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (Northern Region).
Mr. Kaura is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the first recipient of Indian Institute of Technology's (Kanpur) Distinguished Alumni Award (1989). The Electronic Industries Association of India and Consumer Electronics & TV Manufacturers' Association have honored him with their 'Electronics Man of the Year' awards. The Society for Information Display conferred a Special Recognition Award in 2005 for his outstanding entrepreneurial leadership in the display industry in India.
Mr. Kaura was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2004 for his distinguished services to the nation, in the field of Science and Engineering.
Mr. Kaura holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Masters Degree in Electronics, from Carleton University, Canada.