Venu Srinivasan is a director on the board of Tata Sons. Mr Srinivasan is the chairman of Sundaram-Clayton and TVS Motor Company, one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in India.
Mr Srinivasan has an engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Chennai, and a master’s degree in management from Purdue University, USA.
In recognition of his contribution to management, he was conferred with a doctor of management degree by his alma mater, Purdue University, in 2014. He has held various important positions in the Indian industry such as chairman, National Safety Council, Government of India; president, Confederation of Indian Industries, 2009 to 2010; and president, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers, 1999 to 2001.
Under Mr Srinivasan’s leadership, Sundaram-Clayton was awarded the Deming Prize in 1998 and in 2002 by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Japan, and also the Japanese Quality Medal in the same year.
For his contribution to leadership and management, Mr Srinivasan was conferred with the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award by the All India Management Association and the Jamsetji Tata Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Society for Quality.
Mr Srinivasan is also the managing trustee of the Srinivasan Services Trust which is engaged in the transformation and empowerment of over 3,000 villages in rural India, impacting over 1.6 million people.