Lakshmi Venu is new MD of Sundaram-Clayton

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 06 May 2022


Lakshmi Venu has taken over as the Managing Director of Sundaram-Clayton, one of India’s leading auto components manufacturers.

Venu was the Joint Managing Director of Sundaram Clayton and has been leading from the forefront with aplomb for over a decade now. She has been the lead architect of establishing Sundaram Clayton’s global footprint.

She managed the turnaround of Sundaram Clayton to make it a competitive foundry in the world, and has built deep customer relationships with Cummins, Hyundai, Volvo, Paccar and Daimler.  Her decision to set up a foundry in the US three years ago in 2019 in Dorchester, South Carolina was almost prescient, as most US-based customers were looking for on-shore foundry units to reduce supply chain risks and curtail carbon footprint. 

R Gopalan, Chairman, Sunaram-Clayton said, “She has successfully chartered a strategy to have a global footprint to build competitive advantage. ” 

Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Emeritus, Sundaram-Clayton said, “She has spearheaded the establishment of our US operations which has commenced activities recently.  We are confident that under her leadership, Sundaram-Clayton will see its rise globally.” 

Accepting the post of MD, Dr Lakshmi Venu, Managing Director, Sundaram-Clayton said, “The future promises to be exciting, challenging and presents new opportunities. We have an excellent team and together we look forward to strengthening Sundaram Clayton both in India and globally. I am grateful for the mentorship that I have received from Chairman Emeritus Mr. Venu Srinivasan and Chairman R. Gopalan who will always remain our beacon lights.”


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