Professor Sir Ralf Speth, chairman of TVS Motor Company, has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society. The New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 was held on 22nd June 2022 at The Royal Society in London after previously being delayed due to the pandemic.
The honour was bestowed in recognition of Sir Ralf’s advocacy for UK research and development and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education.
Sir Ralf’s admission into The Royal Society sees him join a global collective of revered scientists – including Nobel Laureates and leaders in industry and science policy – carefully chosen for their contributions to the field of science.
Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company, said, “It is a considerable honour to have been admitted into such a prestigious organisation as The Royal Society. The work conducted by the esteemed group of Fellows and Foreign Officers is invaluable to humanity and progress – to have the opportunity to contribute to such an endeavour is a privilege.”
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Emeritus of TVS Motor Company, said: “On behalf of TVS, I congratulate Sir Ralf on his admission to The Royal Society. His passion for science, technology and education is truly remarkable and will make him a hugely valued Fellow of The Royal Society.
“His curiosity and energy always motivates the people he interacts with to be innovative and agile, and encourage them to embrace new technology. With his illustrious career and expertise, The Royal Society is admitting a true industry pioneer. Congratulations Ralf.”
Established with its founding Charters of the 1660s, The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence with the fundamental purpose to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
Professor Sir Ralf Speth became Chairman of TVS Motor Company in April 2022 with his predecessor, Venu Srinivasan, becoming Chairman Emeritus. Prior to joining TVS, Sir Ralf was CEO at Jaguar Land Rover for eleven years.