Chennai , 01 Nov 2017

TVS Motor Company appoints K Gopala Desikan as Group CFO

TVS Motor Company, a leading manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, has appointed Mr. K. Gopala Desikan as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of TVS Motor Company Limited and its group Companies at its Board Meeting held today.

Mr. Desikan, held the position of Executive Vice President (Finance) of Sundaram-Clayton Limited, prior to taking on this assignment. He succeeds Mr. S.G. Murali who retired from his services with the Company in September 2017 after 15 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. H. Lakshmanan, Director, TVS Motor Company, said, “TVS Motor is delighted to welcome Gopala Desikan as the new Group CFO. He is an accomplished executive with deep knowledge in all areas of Finance and is well entrenched in the TVS culture. I am sure, he will play a pivotal role in our transformation journey to drive financial performance and sustainable growth in the future.

Mr. Desikan has been with TVS for the last 28 years and has handled various functions which include Direct Taxation, Treasury & Risk Management, M&A activities, Corporate Finance and various accounting functions both at Corporate and Plant level. He is also involved in the strategic initiatives of the Group’s International Business and Long Range Planning.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA from Open University Business School, UK.

About TVS Motor Company

TVS Motor Company is a leading two and three-wheeler manufacturer, and is the flagship company of the USD 7 billion TVS Group. We believe in Championing Progress through Mobility. Rooted in our 100-year legacy of Trust, Value, Passion for Customers and Exactness, we take pride in making internationally aspirational products of the highest quality through innovative and sustainable processes. We endeavor to deliver the most superior customer experience at all our touch points across 60 countries. We are the only two-wheeler company to have received the prestigious Deming Prize. Our products lead in their respective categories in the JD Power IQS and APEAL surveys for the past three years. We have been ranked No. 1 Company in the JD Power Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for consecutive two years. For more information, please visit

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