Early Life and Education

lakshmi Venu6“Lakshmi, now on the Board of the TVS Motor Company and Sundaram-Clayton, is equally brilliant in academics as well as in the corporate world.”
—Bibhu Ranjan Mishra & T.E. Narasimhan, Business Standard

Dr. Lakshmi Venu was born in 1983, the first child and only daughter of Venu and Mallika Srinivasan. She is the great-granddaughter of the acclaimed industrialist Thirukkurungudi Vengaram “TV” Sundaram Iyengar.

After completing her primary education at the Sishya School in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Venu attended Yale University in the United States and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in economics. She continued her education at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, eventually earning her doctorate in Engineering Management.