Mallika Srinivasan

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Mallika Srinivasan
Mallika Srinivasan - Chairman and CEO TAFE.jpg
ResidenceTamil Nadu, India
Alma materWomen's Christian College ,[1]Bharathidasan Institute of Management - Trichy University of Madras
University of Pennsylvania
OrganizationTAFE - Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited
TitleChairperson & CEO, TAFE
Board member ofTata Steel
Tata Global Beverages and AGCO
Spouse(s)Venu Srinivasan
Parent(s)A. Sivasailam
Indira Sivasailam

Mallika Srinivasan (born 1959) is the Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, a tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, India. She is on the Board of AGCO Corporation - United States, Tata Steel Limited and Tata Global Beverages Limited. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, the Governing Board of the Rural Technology And Business Incubator of the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy.


Mallika established TAFE as a mass manufacturer of tractors. She led the company's growth to its present status with revenues of INR 96 billion with diverse interests in tractors, farm machinery, diesel engines, engineering plastics, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, batteries, automobile franchises and plantations. 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.[2]


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 Alwarkurichi, 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 Foundation.[3]


She did her degree in Mathematics from the Women's Christian College [4][5][6] and later was a university gold-medalist in Econometrics from the University of Madras, she graduated as a member of the Dean's Honour List, and the Alpha Beta Gamma Society, from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, United States, and was ranked as one of its top 125 most successful alumni.[7]

Awards and accolades[edit]

She has received several accolades and awards. In 2011, she was voted Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young; awarded the Woman Leader of the Year award by Forbes India; recognised by Forbes Asia as one of the Top 50 Asian Power Businesswomen, ranked second among India's Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India and named among the six Most Powerful Women of India Inc. by Business Today, while the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) honoured her with the ABLF Woman of Power Award. NDTV Profit, India's leading business television channel, accorded her the honor of Business Thought Leader of the Year 2012 Award, at the NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards.[8]

Year Awards and Honors Awarding Organization Reference
1999 First Business Woman of the Year award for India BBC [9]
2005 Zee Astitva Award for Exemplary Women Zee TV [10]
2005 National Leadership Award IIM Lucknow- Lakshmipat Singhania award [11]
2005-06 Business Woman of the year Award The Economic Times [12]
2007 Selected as one of the few in the Wharton's 125 influential people and ideas Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania [13]
2004-10 Among 25 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business - for 7 consecutive years Business Today [14]
2010 Among 25 Power Women India Today Woman [15]
2010 India Inc's Most Powerful Women Leaders The Economic Times Corporate Dossier [16]
2011 Entrepreneur of the year - Manufacturing Ernst & Young [17]
2012 Among top 6 Most Powerful Women of India Inc Business Today [18]
2012 Ranked Among Asia's 50 Power Businesswomen Forbes Asia [19]
2012 India Inc's Most Powerful CEOs 2012 Top Women CEOs The Economic Times [20]
2012 Forbes India Leadership Awards 2012 Women Leader of the Year Forbes India [21]
2012 Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) Hindustan University of Technology & Science, Chennai [22]
2012 Ranked 2nd among India's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business Fortune India [23]
2012 ABLF Woman of Power Award Asian Business Leadership Forum Awards [24]
2013 India Today's Power List – The Influencers India Today [25]
2013 Business Thought Leader of the Year 2012 NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards [26]
2014 Padma Shri for Trade and Industry Government of India [27]
2014 Among The Most Powerful Women in Indian Business – Hall of Fame Business Today [28]
2014 Ranked among India's Most Powerful Women Femina [29]
2014 Ranked among India's Most Powerful Women Fortune Asia [30]
2014 Ranked among Most Powerful Women in Indian Business Fortune India [31]
2015 Conferred the Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal XLRI - Xavier School of Management [32]
2016 Among BBC 100 Power Women 2016 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [33]
2016 Conferred the Devi Award The New Indian Express [34]
2017 Honorary Doctorate of Science (Honoris Causa) Tamil Nadu Agricultural University [35]

Organisations and affiliations[edit]

Position Organization Reference
Member - Executive Board Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli [36]
Member - Executive Board Indian School of Business, Hyderabad [37]
Member - Governing Board (Rural Technology And Business Incubator) Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai [38]
Board Member AGCO Corporation, United States [39]
Board Member Tata Global Beverages Limited [40]
Board Member (Independent, Non-Executive Director) Tata Steel [41]

See also[edit]


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  38. ^ "Board of Directors". RTBI, IITM's Rural Technology and Business Incubator. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
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