Mr. Venu Srinivasan is an accomplished engineer and an MBA graduate from Purdue University in the USA. He took over as the CEO of Sundaram-Clayton, the holding company of TVS Motor, in 1979 and is widely credited with revolutionising the two-wheeler industry in India. His introduction of joint ventures and new generation two-wheelers in India paved the way for the Indian companies to become world-class and manufacture exceptional products with a commitment to excellence and a imbibe culture of innovation. He has received numerous accolades and awards, including the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit from the President of the Republic of Korea in 2014, the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award from the All-India Management Association in 2004, and the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Awards from the President of India in 2010 and 2020, respectively. He was also the first Indian industrialist to receive the Deming ‘Distinguished Service Award for Dissemination and Promotion Overseas’ in 2019 for his contributions to Total Quality Management (TQM). Currently, Mr. Srinivasan serves as the Chairman Emeritus of TVS Motor Company.