CEO, India operations, TVS Logistics
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.