TVS Motor Company today appointed K N Radhakrishnan as whole-time director of the company. He will hold office as director and CEO for a period of five years commencing from October 23, 2018.
KN Radhakrishnan began his career in Sundaram Clayton in 1986 as a management trainee (1986) and rose to become the head of Business Planning and TQM for the group. In this role, he led Sundaram Clayton to win the prestigious Deming Prize, becoming the first Indian company to do so. In 2004, he was promoted as executive vice-president of TVS Motor and in 2008 became its president.
Under his leadership, TVS has become the third-largest selling two-wheeler brand in India. For the last three consecutive years TVS Motor has been recognised as No 1 OEM in the two-wheeler category (J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Index) with its individual products being rated as segment leaders in quality and customer appeal. The company has also recently entered the super-premium segment with the TVS Apache RR 310. Radhakrishnan, who has led the expansion of TVS into over 60 international markets, is known for his focus on quality, passion for customers, strategic planning and eye for technology.
Commenting on the appointment, Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company, said, “TVS Motor Company is delighted to elevate K N Radhakrishnan as director and CEO. Over the decades, he has played a crucial role in shaping TVS Motor Company’s journey of becoming a global manufacturer boasting of superior quality products. His extensive experience within the company and his prestigious position in the automobile industry have been instrumental in helping the company achieve significant milestones. I am sure he will lead the company to even greater heights in the future.”
Radhakrishnan holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai and has also undergone a Management Education Program from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
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