Mr. Shankar R

Mr. Shankar R

CEO - TVS Logistics Service Ltd

R Shankar  is the CEO India Operations of TVS Logistics Services Limited.  In this role, Shankar manages the P&L of the India region of all the  operations including Joint Venture Companies.

Shankar is an experienced business leader having exposure to different business, cultural and maturity contexts of organisations.

Shankar has over 30 years of rich experience working with leading Automobile and Engineering companies in India. His experience spans functions such as Product Planning, Marketing and Branding, Supply Chain and Logistics, Business Development, and Corporate Affairs including Legal and Government Affairs. His experience ranges from managing P&L in high growth organisation to high impact stints in B2B & B2C Sales & Marketing across environments.

Shankar commenced his career with Godrej and Boyce in their Industrial Products Division. Thereafter he moved to the Eicher Group where he worked with the Two-Wheeler Division (Royal Enfield) and The Engines Business Unit.

In his long association with Tata Motors Shankar held various roles in the Sales and Marketing team. He started with Dealer and Organisational Development Division of Commercial Vehicles Business Unit and later moved on to Head the Southern Region for all their Commercial Vehicle Businesses. His last assignment at Tata Motors was Heading the Commercial Passenger Vehicle – line of business.

In 2010 he moved to Foton Motors at Beijing and was instrumental in architecting the blueprint and incubating the business in India. He was on the board of their Indian Entity as Managing Director.

Shankar with his rich experience and visionary thinking, brings a strategic outlook to the commercial vehicle industry, having worked in the commercial vehicle Industry as a vehicle manufacturer and now leading a logistics company as a significant user of commercial vehicles.

Keynote Panel – Medium term view on commercial vehicle industry landscape and evolving business models

Key CV industry leaders discussing the current trends (GST, scrappage policy, export possibilities, emission norms, clean tech and digitalization) keeping customer in the center and how will this impact the business model to offer the right product to customers


Fleet Management and Future of Mobility: Tremors of regulatory changes (GST, Emission Norms) and market challenges (integrated service provider, aftermarket) are being felt across the industry. This coupled with future of mobility – “pay per use”, “fleet aggregation” etc. are making the environment complex for both OEMs and end customers (Logistics Service Providers)

Transportation needs are fast changing and environment for the logistics companies managing the vehicles is equally dynamic. Each milestone brings different variables into the overall game play. For example: GST – may improve operational efficiencies, this interwoven with clean tech, what does it mean for OEMs. Environment gets even more complex when new business models […]