Mr. Venu Srinivasan
Mr. Venu Srinivasan is the grandson of Shri. T V Sundaram Iyengar who founded the
TVS group in 1911.
Though he came in as the grandson of the founder, Venu Srinivasan began his career
as a simple mechanic; firm in the view that ground-up is the only way a person can
fully understand the intricacies of any business. In 1979, armed with Engineering
and MBA degrees from Purdue University, USA he took over as the CEO of Sundaram-Clayton
and incorporated the TVS Motor Company based on his vision about what the Indian
two wheeler industry would look like in the 21st century.
Today, the group comprises of over thirty companies which employ more than 40,000
people worldwide and has a turnover which exceeds $5 billion. With steady growth,
expansion and diversification, TVS commands a strong presence in manufacturing of
two-wheelers, auto components and computer peripherals and in the distribution of
heavy commercial vehicles, passenger cars, finance and insurance.
The man credited with changing the face of the two-wheeler industry in India with
the 1st joint venture and the introduction of new generation two wheelers into India,
Mr Srinivasan has shown the nation how an Indian company can grow to be at par with
the best in the world, and manufacture products that best-in-class by adopting the
right work ethic and foster work culture that thrives on innovation and a commitment