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TVS SCS appoints Tarun Khanna as Independent Director

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 26 July 2022

This appointment takes the board's strength to eleven members, of which four are Independent Directors

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TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), part of the $2bn TVS Mobility Group, which is among India’s largest and fastest-growing supply chain solutions providers, has appointed Tarun Khanna as an Independent Director to its board. This appointment takes the board's strength to eleven members, of which four are Independent Directors. 

R Dinesh, Executive Vice Chairman, TVS Supply Chain Solutions, said, “I am delighted to welcome Tarun to our board as we prepare to go public. He brings a deep understanding and knowledge of how entrepreneurship and innovation can be harnessed to build companies of global relevance and scale from emerging economies. He had been instrumental in shaping our approach to build a differentiated tech-led supply chain business in the early days, and now he joins the board to help us scale faster and further.”

An academician, author and economic strategist, Tarun Khanna is the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School (HBS). For over two decades, he has studied entrepreneurship as social and economic development in emerging markets. At HBS since 1993, after obtaining degrees from Princeton and Harvard, he has taught courses on strategy, corporate governance and international business to MBA and PhD students and senior executives. 

On joining the Board of TVS SCS, Khanna said, “I am happy to join the board of TVS SCS and be part of a values-led company, which is entering its next growth phase. TVS SCS has played an important role in revolutionising the supply chain industry and has built deep capabilities in this space. The company is well poised to address the tremendous growth opportunities ahead. I look forward to working closely with the leadership team of TVS SCS to help further strengthen and rapidly grow the business.”

Khanna serves on numerous for-profit, and not-for-profit boards in the US and India, including AES, a Washington DC headquartered global power company, and inMobi, India’s first ‘unicorn’. More recently, he has been part of numerous commissions for the Government of India promoting entrepreneurship and higher education reform.

In 2016, Khanna was recognised by the Academy of Management as an Eminent Scholar for Lifetime Achievement in International Management.

 

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