Sudarshan Venu

Being an automotive enthusiast, Sudarshan grew up amidst the roar of engines in India’s oldest factory racing team. Driven by passion, he has motorbiked in fourcontinents. Over the last few years, he has been charting the future of one of India’s leading two-wheeler manufacturer, TVS Motor Company, and has made it the most awarded two-wheeler company. It is a testimony to Sudarshan’s focus, that TVS Motor has been voted No. 1 in Customer Satisfaction for four years in a row by the prestigious J. D. Power Awards. Sudarshan has now set his vision of transforming the company into a leading global mobility player. To this effect, he has set in motion global expansion through both organic & inorganic means. Under his leadership, TVS acquired UK’s iconic motorcycle brand Norton Motorcycles and has also setup a completely new manufacturing facility in UK. Sudarshan also strongly believes in staying ahead of the emerging trends – electrification and personal mobility are two big areas of focus. He is looking to build a strategic personal e-mobility ecosystem by scaling unique brands, and recently led TVS to acquire European e-bike brand EGO Movement and Switzerland’s largest e-bike company, Swiss E-Mobility Group. Sudarshan has also played a pivotal role in TVS Motor Company’s growth in Africa, ASEAN & Latam.With the vision of enriching the life of every Indian, Sudarshan is also leading the change at TVS Credit Services, a non-deposit Non-Banking Finance Company. Keeping the customer at the center, he wants the NBFC to become a partner in the customer’s aspirations. He also has been instrumental in setting up and in the success of Emerald Haven Realty Ltd, and TVS Digital, a subsidiary of TVSM incorporated in Singapore, focused on providing technology solutions for digital transformation. In addition to his role as Managing Director of TVS Motor Company, he is also a Non-executive Director in Sundaram-Clayton Ltd, and TVS Credit Services Ltd. Sudarshan holds a Graduate Degree with Honors in the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He holds B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School. He has also completed M.Sc. in International Technology Management from the Warwick Manufacturing Group attached to University of Warwick in U.K.