Director of Engineering,
Propulsion Control Software
"I love to be in the production environment – especially now. The pace is accelerating, the expectations for quality are increasing, and safety is never to be compromised. Mix in a lot of new technology – and it creates an environment that is dynamic and exciting like never before!"
Ankur Ganguli is Director of Engineering at General Motors (GM) leading the design, development, test and validation of advanced powertrain software systems for engine, transmission, and hybrid applications.
Prior to joining GM, Ankur worked at Eaton where she contributed innovative ideas and technical expertise, over her thirteen-year career, to help the company become a global giant in the development of smart and connected power management technology. She played a prominent leadership role in advancing Eaton’s capabilities in the domains of Controls and Automation. Her work has been published in several technical journals and conferences, and she has a patent for hybrid hydraulic systems for industrial processes.
Ankur believes mentoring the next generation of engineers is important and rewarding. She is passionate about sharing her own knowledge and experience to help develop engineers at all levels of the organization, both formally and informally. Ankur actively develops talent through internships, as well as formal and informal mentoring programs. She is also helping to develop the next generation of engineers by mentoring students in the mechanical engineering department at her alma mater, the University of Minnesota.
Ankur is passionate about education and female empowerment, and continuously looks for ways to support these causes. She serves on the Advisory Board for the mechanical engineering department at the University of Minnesota, and provides strategic guidance to the department leader on various aspects of shaping the mechanical engineering program and supporting the student community. Ankur believes that promoting engineering as a career for women is paramount. She regularly speaks at forums designed to encourage and promote women engineers and served as the keynote speaker on this topic at the North Carolina State University Women’s Symposium and University of Minnesota’s Institute Math and Application Annual Conference.