Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company has been admitted as a Fellow of
The Royal Society. A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day
ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on June 22, 2022 at The Royal
Society in London after previously being delayed due to pandemic restrictions.
honour was bestowed in recognition of Sir Ralf’s advocacy for UK research and
development and his commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and
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.
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.
Sir Ralf Speth, 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
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.”
Sir Ralf Speth became Chairman of TVS Motor Company in April 2022 with his
predecessor, 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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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