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.

In his previous role, he held the position of Executive Vice President (India operations), TVS Motor Company Limited. He started his career as Management Trainee in Sundaram-Clayton Limited (A TVS Group Company) Automotive Brakes Division and later became the head of Business Planning and HR & TQM of 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 all component divisions of the TVS Group.

With decades of leadership skills, he has played a crucial role in transforming TVS Motor from a local favourite company to the third largest two wheeler manufacturer in India, respected for quality globally. During his tenure, the company’s turnover increased from Rs. 2,955 crores (2004-05) to Rs. 15,000 crores (2017-18) and achieved annual sales of over 2 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. The company commenced its overseas plant in Indonesia in June 2007 and entered the 3-wheeler segment in March 2008 under his esteemed leadership.

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

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