K N Radhakrishnan

Director and Chief Executive Officer,
TVS Motor Company, India

An eminent leader in the automobile industry, Radhakrishnan is well known for his strategic planning, focus on quality, passion for customers and eye for technology.

K N Radhakrishnan is the Director and Chief Executive Officer at TVS Motor Company. He started his career as Management Trainee in Sundaram-Clayton Limited’s (A TVS Group Company) Automotive Brakes Division and later became the head of Business Planning followed by HR & TQM at Sundaram-Clayton – Brakes Division and all the component divisions such as aluminium die casting, plastic, rubber and Harita Seating System. During this journey, he has also been at the helm of the TVS Group's component divisions. K N Radhakrishnan held the position of Executive Vice President (India operations) followed by President & CEO, TVS Motor Company before assuming his current role.

With decades of leadership skills, he has played a crucial role in transforming TVS Motor to become a reputed two-wheeler manufacturer in India and among top 10 two-wheeler manufacturers globally. During his tenure, the Company’s turnover increased from Rs. 2,955 crores (2004-05) to Rs. 16,450 crores (2019-20) and achieved annual sales of over three million two-wheelers. His relentless efforts and commitment have helped the company win the prestigious Deming Application Prize in 2002 from the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Japan and the prestigious TPM Excellence Award from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance in 2004. With him at the helm, the company commenced its overseas plant in Indonesia in 2007 and entered the three-wheeler segment in 2008.

K N Radhakrishnan holds a Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and has also undertaken a Management Education Program from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He is the Executive Committee Member of Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

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