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Mallika Srinivasan (Tamil: ம லிகா
ன வாச ) is a thought leader and a
strategist, recognized for entrepreneurship,
commitment to excellence and contribution to
Indian agriculture machinery business and
academia. She is the Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of TAFE - Tractors and Farm
Equipment Limited, a US $1.6 billion tractor
major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, India.
TAFE is today, the third largest tractor
manufacturer in the world and the second largest
in India, by volumes, with presence in over 82
countries, including developed countries in
Europe and the Americas.
She is on the Board of AGCO Corporation USA, Tata Steel Limited and Tata Global Beverages Limited. She is a member of the
Governing Board at the Indian School of
Business, Hyderabad and the Bharathidasan
Institute of Management, Trichy.
4 Awards and accolades
5 Organisations and affiliations
In a span of 25 years, Mallika established TAFE
as a quality mass manufacturer of tractors, a lean
and resilient organization that can effectively
weather the cyclicality of the tractor business.
With her special emphasis on product and process
development, she has ensured significant
expansion of TAFE's product range. She
developed and leveraged the engineering
strengths at TAFE to design, develop and
University of Madras
University of Pennsylvania
Organization TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment
(http://www.linkedin.com/company/tafe--tractors-and-farm-equipmentlimited/products?trk=top_nav_products) Home town
Chairman & CEO
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman, TVS
A. Sivasailam, Indira Sivasailam
manufacture a range of products for international markets, while simultaneously strengthening TAFE's partnership with AGCO for mutual growth, in both the components and complete tractors businesses. She spearheaded the acquisition of Eicher’s tractor and engines business through a wholly owned subsidiary and nurtured its growth in terms of operations and profits. She has been instrumental in ensuring clear and careful positioning of the Massey Ferguson and Eicher products in the marketplace and encouraged the expansion of the Eicher product range into a wider spectrum of horse powers to meet the emerging needs of the market. She led the company’s growth to its present status with revenues of US $1.6 billion with diverse interests in tractors, farm machinery, diesel engines, engineering plastics, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, batteries, automobile franchises and plantations. Under her leadership, TAFE has not only been a consistently profit generating company but also one of the most profitable tractor companies in the world. Mallika has led a variety of industry bodies such as the Tractor Manufacturers’ Association of India, The Madras Chamber of Commerce and has held various positions in industry bodies such as the Confederation of Indian Industry, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, etc.
She has an abiding interest in ensuring development of education and healthcare in India and has been instrumental in supporting organizations such as the Sankara Nethralaya (A leading eye care organization), the Cancer Hospital in Chennai and a number of educational and healthcare facilities in Tirunelveli district in South India. In addition, she has been a generous patron of arts through her involvement in the promotion and support of one of India’s leading musical tradition of Carnatic music through the Indira Sivasailam Endowment Fund.
A university gold-medalist in Econometrics from the University of Madras, she graduated as a member of the Dean's Honor List, and...
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