Mallika Srinivasan

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Mallika Srinivasan

NameMallika Srinivasan

Personal Life

Education Graduate
Nationality Indian
Profession Industrialist
Birth Place Alwarkurichi,  Tamil Nadu, India



Father: A. Sivasailam

Mother: Indira Sivasailam

Marital Status Married

Venu Srinivasan


Son: Sudarshan Venu

Daughter:  Lakshmi Venu

Mallika Srinivasan is an Indian industrialist and is the Chairman and Managing Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, a tractor major incorporated in 1960 at Chennai, India. She is also the Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) constituted by the Government of India. She is additionally on the Global Board of U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), and the Boards of AGCO Corporation - United States. She is a core member of the BRICS Women’s Business Alliance (BRICS WBA) and a member of India-US CEO Forum. She is also the member on the Governing Body of Stella Maris College - Chennai.


Mallika Srinivasan established TAFE as a mass manufacturer of tractors. She led the company's growth to its present status with revenues in excess of Rs. 10,000 Crores with diverse interests in tractors, farm machinery, diesel engines, generators, engineering plastics, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, automobile franchises and plantations.

She 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 and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.


She supports organizations such as the Sankara Nethralaya, the Cancer Hospital in Chennai, and a number of educational and healthcare facilities in Alwarkurichi, Tirunelveli district in South India. She is also a generous patron of the arts through her involvement in the promotion and support of Carnatic music through the Indira Sivasailam Foundation.


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

Awards and Accolades

Srinivasan has received a number of 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; and recognized by Forbes Asia as one of the Top 50 Asian Power Businesswomen.

She was named among the six Most Powerful Women of India Inc. by Business Today, while the Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) honored 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. In 2018, she was ranked fifth among India's Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India. In 2020, she was awarded "Businesswoman of the year" at ET Prime Women Leadership Awards 2020.