TVS Motor Company has announced that its chairman, Sir Ralf Speth, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate in the field of Science (Doctor of Science, honoris causa) from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
The University of Warwick Chancellor Baroness Catherine Ashton of Upholland conferred the honorary degree.
Venu Srinivasan, Chairman Emeritus, TVS Motor Company, noted that over his distinguished career in automotive and industrials of more than four decades, Sir Speth has built world-class products and brands.
He has been relentlessly working towards transforming the industry with his passion for technology and striving for excellence, Srinivasan added.
Sudarshan Venu, MD, TVS Motor Company, said, “Sir Speth’s exemplary leadership skills, tremendous vision for the industry, and discerning approach towards technology make him unique.”
A Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Royal Society and an honorary professor at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Sir Speth has been closely associated with WMG ever since obtaining his engineering doctorate in 2008, under the pioneering leadership of former WMG Chairman Lord Bhattacharyya.
With vast experience in the global automotive industry, he has held leadership roles with renowned automotive and industrial giants such as Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Ford, Tata Motors, and The Linde Group.
Interestingly, he was also appointed Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire and an Additional Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Sir Speth has a degree in engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Rosenheim, Germany, and a doctorate of engineering in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration at the University of Warwick.