MR. GOPAL SRINIVASAN
Mr. Gopal is a graduate in commerce from Loyola College in Chennai, and a MBA graduate from the University of Michigan, US. Being a passionate entrepreneur, he is actively involved in the promotion of entrepreneurship as an angel investor in association with Chennai Angels and TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), where he provides guidance to budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses. He is also the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of TVS Capital Funds Pvt. Ltd. and a third-generation member of the TVS Family. Over an entrepreneurial career spanning 30 years, he has incubated 8 companies operating in diverse sectors including technology, financial services & auto components. He is a Governing Council member of Reserve Bank Innovation Hub (RBIH), which is a centre for idea generation and development facilitating environment stewardship, encouraging collaboration, and in turn, promoting innovation in the financial sector. He has been recently appointed as the Honorary Consul for the Kingdom of Netherlands in Tamil Nadu. He was the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Tamil Nadu State Council in 2007-08, and the Chairman of CII National for Private Equity & Venture Capital in 2010-11.
MRS. SRILALITHA GOPAL
She is an engineering graduate in Computer Science from IISc, Bangalore, she, was appointed as director in TVS Electronics on 10th November 2011 and she was subsequently appointed as Managing Director of the Company for a period of 5 years with effect from 11th May 2018. She has been at the forefront of the various strategic initiatives directed towards increasing the profitability of the Company and drive the growth initiatives of TVS Electronics. She provides active directional support to TVS Electronics in CSR initiatives. She is also a director of TVS Investments Private Limited, holding Company of TVS Electronics. She is also the Managing Director of M/s Harita Techserv Private Limited (HTPL) since 2008. Her direction has enabled the growth of HTPL and spurred it to become one of the most preferred design engineering and talent services partners, ensuring success for every stakeholder of HTPL.
MR. M LAKSHMINARAYAN
He is a postgraduate in Management studies (MMS) from Chennai, and an attendant of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Programme. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants, and has a rich experience of more than three decades in the field of Infotainment System and Automotive Sector. Currently, he is the Chairman of ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems India Ltd., a Member of the advisory board of VOITH Industrial Services, a Member of the Board of Directors in Sansera Engineering Limited, Suprajit Engineering Ltd., ASM Technologies Ltd. He was the Managing Director of Harman International India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Harman International USA from 2009 till 2017. He also had a stint at the Karnataka State and Southern Region of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as Chairman, and the Bangalore Chamber of Industries and Commerce as the President. He was also appointed by the government as the Chairman of the Research Advisory Board of Central Manufacturing Technology Institute, Bangalore.
MR. M F FAROOQUI
He is a retired IAS officer and a master’s degree holder in Physics and Business Administration. He is also the Chairman of The Ramco Cements Ltd. In addition, he is a member of Dispute Resolution Committee of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India and Chairman TN Human Resources Reform Committee. He retired as the Secretary of Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and Chairman of Telecom Commission in June 2014. He was also the Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry. While serving in the Government of Tamil Nadu, he played a crucial role in increasing the footprint in Tamil Nadu of the industry especially Electronic hardware and Automobile sectors as the Principal Secretary of the Department of Industry. He also served as Special Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests, and helped in shaping critical environmental policies in the Ministry. During his career, also worked as the Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, under the Ministry of Finance and as the Consul General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He also had a stint as the Chief Executive and Member Secretary in the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).
MR. R S RAGHAVAN
He is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary, he is the Non Executive Non Independent Director of TVS Electronics. Mr. Raghavan’s experience spans corporate finance, business performance, investment, governance, mergers & acquisitions, strategy, fund raising, Investor relations, talent/people management, legal etc. A professional with nearly 40 years experience in the manufacturing and financial services Industry like VCPE, NBFC, Wealth management, manufacturing etc., he brings deep financial experience and significant understanding of business, risk management. He is currently the Non Executive Non Independent Director of TVS Capital Funds Pvt. Ltd., a growth capital Private Equity firm. He is currently in the Boards of some of the group companies.
MR. K. BALAKRISHNAN
Mr. K Balakrishnan is a graduate in Electronics and Communication from the National Institute of Technology at Surathkal, lndia. He is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of a
SaaS platform start-up Autonom8 and the Chairman of the Board of Servion Global Solutions. He is also on the advisory Board of IIT- Palakkad, and Cisco’s start-up accelerator programme LaunchPad. He Co-founded Servion, and served as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer prior to taking over his current role. During the first decade of his career, he wore many managerial hats in Senior Product Management and Sales positions. Earlier, he was the Founder and CEO of Acqueon Technologies, which is a products company focused on Customer Experience Management domain, and was on the Board of Custommerce Service Excellence Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving customer service. He brings to the table a rich experience of more than 25 years in the Customer Interaction Management domain, with specialized expertise in Telecom and IT. With his rich knowledge and experience as the co-founder, he is an industry thought leader and enjoys successful associations with numerous large enterprises in the conceptualisation and design of their CEM programmes.
DR. V SUMANTRAN
He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a MS from Princeton University, and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is also a Master’s degree holder in Management of Technology, and a Fellow of SAE International and the Indian National Academy of Engineers. He is a business leader, technocrat and academic, having worked in the USA, Europe, and Asia through a career spanning over 37 years. He is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Celeris Technologies, Chairman of Interglobe Aviation Limited, and an advisor to several Fortune-100 organisations in autos, industrial equipment, defence, and aerospace sector. He was the Executive Vice-Chairman of Hinduja Automotive in the UK, and the Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland as well. He also served as Chief Executive Officer in charge of the car business at Tata Motors in its early days. Previously, he had a 16-year-long career with General Motors with R&D operations in Detroit and subsequently served on deputation in Europe as Director-R&D at GM-Europe. He has co-authored a book, namely ‘Faster, Smarter, Greener: The Future of the Car and Urban Mobility’ which was published by the MIT Press in 2017.
MRS. SUBHASRI SRIRAM
She is currently the Joint Managing Director of Shriram Capital (P) Ltd., the holding company of the financial services and insurance businesses of Shriram Group. She has more than 3 decades of professional experience including 24 years in Shriram Group’s Financial Services business and during this period for more than 15 years held the position of Executive Director & CFO of one of their listed NBFC. Has handled many critical assignments related to implementing new organization structures, improving business processes, raising several rounds of equity from marquee investors across globe and raising external commercial borrowings. She has won the “Best Performing CFO in the NBFC Sector” for 2013 at the 8th edition of the awards instituted by a leading business television channel CNBC TV 18 and in 2016 she was also chosen as one of the most influential CFOs in India by CIMA. In the year 2022, won the Woman Leader of the Organization award from UBS Forums. She is a Postgraduate in Commerce, Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). She also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Systems Management from NIIT and Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws from NALSAR, Hyderabad and is in the board of several listed and unlisted companies across industries.