Mr. L. R. NATARAJAN is a multi-faceted executive, with a total of over 35 years of experience, who has worked in a number of industries, spanning from Agricultural, Engineering, Automotive, Consulting, Manufacturing, Retailing of Consumer Goods and Services. Originally trained as a graduate automobile engineer from the Madras Institute of Technology, he expanded his professional profile into many business and process management areas including (but not limited to) lean flow manufacturing, TOC (Theory of Constraint), leadership development, organizational innovation development, business turn-around and disruptive innovation.
He has around 25 years of experience in various capacities within the automobile and agricultural manufacturing industries. During the last ten years with the TITAN COMPANY, he has led the Jewellery Division’s integrated supply chain management for both, the Tanishq and the Goldplus brands. He was also primarily responsible for conceiving and conceptualizing and launching the brand “GOLD PLUS”. His last assignment in Titan , at the capacity of CEO for the new business division.
Moreover, he was heading the Innovation Council of TITAN COMPANY.
He was a member of the Tata Group Innovation Forum (TGIF), as well as a board member of Tata Ceramics Limited. He was also the Chairman of the Hosur Chapter of the Madras Management Association. He is currently serving the Board of Tata Advanced Materials , as Independent Director.
His leadership to innovation and Supply chain Management had facilitated, Titan Company in receiving many national and international accolades, awards and coveted prizes. One of the most recent recognitions has been the selection of Titan as amongst the winners in two international competitions, organized by MIX Prize in association with Harvard & McKinsey on the subjects of “ Innovating Innovation” and “Leaders Everywhere“.
“Getting disturbed, when things are going fine” and “institutionalizing the culture of innovation in the team” are some of his work habits.
His non-professional interests include following national and international cricket as well as reading management books and mentoring.
He is currently teaching in leading IIM’s on creativity & Innovation. He also takes up consulting assignments on Strategy & Innovation from corporate clients..