Tractor Industry

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Mr. T R Kesavan
President TMA,
President & Chief Operating Officer,
TAFE Limited

Thekkepat Raman Kesavan – “TR Kesavan” is an Engineering and Management professional with over 40 years of national and international experience in both functional and management areas. His domain expertise covers agriculture, construction and mining, oil tools and material handling. He actively participates and continues as the governing council member of industrial and government associations.

Speaker and mentor in national and international fora Kesavan has a track record of 25 years in areas of agriculture productivity and management, government industry interface and public private partnership. He has made several presentations and addressed professional gatherings in across the globe. Kesavan is also an external faculty for leading management schools.

Currently the President & Chief Operating Officer (TAFE Limited), the world’s third largest tractor manufacturer and India’s largest exporter of tractors, Kesavan drives the S&M and product management functions of a large portfolio of agricultural products and equipment consisting of MF and Eicher brand of tractors, agricultural implements & equipment and engines in both Indian and Overseas markets. He represents TAFE in various industry bodies and government committees and is also responsible for Corporate Relations. His additional responsibilities include newer corporate initiatives for agricultural mechanization. He is director in charge for the vehicle franchise business of TAFE subsidiaries.

He had a distinguished academic career winning the Banko Award and Gold medal in his graduate studies in Engineering from the University of Madras and went on to be the first in the university and gold medalist in his management studies at the University of Bombay. His completed the sandwich course by University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kesavan spends his spare time mentoring students. He is additionally a prolific speaker and teacher in management and marketing and lectures at leading academic and training institutions. A master of Reiki healing, he also dabbles in spirituality, painting, writing and carpentry and is an avid reader. Happily married, the Kesavans have two grown up sons.

Mr. Satish Nadiger
Vice President, TMA
Managing Director & CEO
John Deere India

Satish Nadiger is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (Country Manager), of John Deere India operations, a position he has held since September 2012. In this role, Nadiger is responsible for leading John Deere’s business operations in India.

Since joining John Deere in 2000 in the finance function, Nadiger has held positions of increasing responsibilities in the area of Finance & Accounting, Taxation, Treasury and Strategic Planning for India Operations.

He has been a member of India Country management team for more than 8 years and has played a key role in establishing and expanding John Deere operations in India that now include five manufacturing operations, a Technology Center and financial services business. John Deere also has a Joint Venture with Ashok Leyland in the construction equipment business.

Before joining John Deere in 2000, Nadiger had approximately 15 years of prior experience in accounting and finance areas in reputed Indian Companies and MNCs that included a long stint in Larsen & Toubro Limited.

Nadiger has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and has completed a professional course in Cost and Management Accounting. Nadiger holds certification from Indian School of Business and Kellogg School of Management for Global Advanced Management Program.

Marketing Committee
Finance Committee
Technical Committee
Mr. Harish Chavan  
Chairman–TMA Marketing Committee and Chief
Executive Officer, Swaraj
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
Mr. Satish Nadiger
Chairman – TMA Finance
Committee and
Managing Director &
John Deere India
Mr. R P Vasudevan
Chairman - TMA Technical Committee and
Vice President,R&D and
Product Development