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Mallika Srinivasan Padma Shri Awarded In 2014

Mallika Srinivasan

Mallika Srinivasan

Award Name : Padma Shri

Year of Award : 2014

Award for : Business & management

Location : Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Mallika Srinivasan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, an INR 96 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 75 countries, including developed countries in Europe and the Americas. She was born on November 19, 1959 in India. She did her in MA (econometrics) from University of Madras. She did her MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She planned to join the family business in the year 1986. Then she was made the General Manager of Tafe (Tractors and Farm Equipment) Company. She brought about a major transformation under the expert guidance of her father and the whole hearted support of the team. She converted Tafe into a technology-oriented company and made it the initial choice of the farmers. The Company is the leading tractor manufacturer, but also expanded its area of operations. It is also into other businesses like engineering plastics, panel instruments, automotive batteries gears, hydraulic pumps, and farm implements. She is also the president of premier industrial bodies like Tractor Manufacturers Association and the Madras Management Association. She is the first lady to have assumed the role of a president of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. In January 2014, the Government of India conferred her with the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ award for her contribution to Trade and Industry.