Alumni in News ! Board Member ! TVS Group !
Rajesh Narasimhan(Batch of 1982 but left in 1976) is the Board Member of TVS Motors and CEO of their Digital Business and Singapore subsidiary. He is also on the Board of many Leading Companies – Scienaptic AI / Predictronics Corp / TagBox /Altizon Systems / Parrot Solutions Pte Ltd. Prior to above, he was the Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan at Hewlett Packard Enterprises. He was the Senior Vice President and Head AsiaPac, Middle East and Africa for Covanys.
TVS Group is highly respected and reputed public listed company headquartered in India. It’s the third largest two-wheeler manufacturer in India and also ranked in the top 6 globally. With annual revenues in excess of US$2 billion, TVS Motors is the flagship company of the TVS Group which has consolidated group annual revenues in excess of US$10 billion. The company has an excellent track record with innovation and quality and is the market leader in customer service.
TVS Motor Company is also the 2nd largest exporter in India with exports to over 60 Countries . The company has annual sales in excess of 3 million units and an annual capacity of circa 4 million vehicles with more than 33 million customers riding a TVS vehicle today in India. It has a tie up with BMW Motorrad to manufacture specific models of motor bikes in India in the sub-500cc premium category.
He joined in grade 1 in 1970 left in Sep 1976 for Chennai. Post school, got admission to BITS Palani but decided to join Loyola for Bsc Stats to Pursue his sporting commitments (Waterpolo and Swimming). He then joined REC Trichy for MCA program and went on to Intern at Tata Burroughs, ICIM and Tata Unisys. He had turned down an offer from TUL to join TVS GRoup as Chief of staff to the JMD, and then spent the next 32 + years between TVS, Covansys / CSC and HPE returning to TVS in 2017. He also went to the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad for Executive MBA.
Says Rajesh – “I have very fond memories of AFBBS and stayed in touch with Mrs Baxi, Mrs Samyal, Mrs Puri (my class teacher in Grade 5). My sister Rama Narasimhan (her class mates included Nupur Manchanda, Jayanta Sen, Anu Kuttoor) was also in the school though 2 years my senior Samba,, Sumeet, Abir Maru, Vishaka, Helen, Tilak Srinivasan, Kranti Prabhu (understand she changed her name later), Rajiv Nirula, Abhay Raghubir, were all my class mates. Mohit Manchanda, Samba and Shankar were my neighbour’s in Bharathi Nagar as were Atul and Ashim Markande, Achal Shah). I was privileged to feature on AFBBS “Roll of Honour” being the “Best Student of the year in 1975” (Grade 1-5) and winning the Delhi State Scholarship in 1975-76 along with Mahadevan and Supriya. Stayed in touch with Mrs Baxi thanks to Swimming (my sis and I were international/national swimmers and Waterpolo players and I was in the reserves for the Asian games in 1982, 1986 and Asian Swimming championships in Seoul 1984. Rama was a national champion who went on to represent India in SAF games in 1987 and also World Cup Waterpolo for Women in France in 1985 besides other tournaments. Unfortunately don’t have any photos of the BBAFS days with me…will continue to check and explore. Unable to locate a photo featuring my name on the Roll of Honor that Samba sent me in 2007 when he was in school for the 25th anniversary reunion. “
Kudos and Best Wishes !