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Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company, Admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society

Jul 04, 2022 18:25 IST 
London, United Kingdom
  • Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company, honoured in the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony to become a Fellow of The Royal Society

  • Admission ceremony for those elected in 2020 took place on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 at The Royal Society in London following previous delays due to pandemic restrictions

  • Honour is in recognition of Sir Ralf’s services to UK Research and Development and his commitment to STEM education


Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers globally, has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society.


Sir Ralf Dieter Speth


A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 at The Royal Society in London after previously being delayed due to pandemic restrictions.


The honour was bestowed in recognition of Sir Ralf’s advocacy for UK research and development and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education.


Sir Ralf’s admission into The Royal Society sees him join a global collective of revered scientists - including Nobel Laureates and leaders in industry and science policy - who have been carefully chosen for their contributions to the field of science.


Established with its founding Charters of the 1660’s, The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence with the fundamental purpose to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.


Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company, said, “It is a considerable honour to have been admitted into such a prestigious organisation as The Royal Society. The work conducted by the esteemed group of Fellows and Foreign Officers is invaluable to humanity and progress - to have the opportunity to contribute to such an endeavour is a privilege.


“Mobility is changing. Whilst our focus is on the technology that transforms our near future, we must keep one eye further ahead to ensure that our research and discoveries can be continued by the bright and inquisitive minds of the next generation. To be admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society provides access to the great thinkers of my own generation who can help realise that future.”


Professor Sir Ralf Speth became Chairman of TVS Motor Company in April 2022 with his predecessor, Mr. Venu Srinivasan, becoming Chairman Emeritus. Prior to joining TVS, Sir Ralf most recently held the position of CEO at Jaguar Land Rover for eleven years and has been credited with transforming the company into the global icon it is today.


Mr. Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Emeritus of TVS Motor Company, said, “On behalf of TVS, I congratulate Sir Ralf on his admission to The Royal Society. His passion for science, technology and education is truly remarkable and will make him a hugely valued Fellow of The Royal Society.


His curiosity and energy always motivates the people he interacts with to be innovative and agile and encourages them to embrace new technology. With his illustrious career and expertise, The Royal Society is admitting a true industry pioneer. Congratulations Ralf.”


Mr. Sudarshan Venu, Managing Director, TVS Motor Company, said, “We at TVS Motor are extremely proud of Sir Ralf’s achievements. He inspires us every day with his exceptional dedication to the relentless pursuit of scientific and technological excellence. Sir Ralf always emphasises the need to use technology to improve safety and enhance sustainability. It is an honour to have him guide us. This induction to The Royal Society is a befitting recognition of his continued contributions to the automotive industry and society at large.”


About TVS Motor Company

TVS Motor Company is a reputed two and three-wheeler manufacturer globally, championing progress through Sustainable Mobility with four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Hosur, Mysuru and Nalagarh in India and Karawang in Indonesia. Rooted in our 100-year legacy of Trust, Value, and Passion for Customers and Exactness, we take pride in making internationally aspirational products of the highest quality through innovative and sustainable processes.We are the only two-wheeler company to have received the prestigious Deming Prize.Our products lead in their respective categories in the J.D. Power IQS and APEAL surveys.We have been ranked No. 1 Company in the J.D. Power Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for consecutive four years. Our group company Norton Motorcycles, based in the United Kingdom, is one of the most emotive motorcycle brands in the world. Our subsidiaries in the personal e-mobility space, Swiss E-Mobility Group (SEMG) and EGO Movement have a leading position in the e-bike market in Switzerland. TVS Motor Company endeavours to deliver the most superior customer experience across 80 countries in which we operate.


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