Co-founder, Autoline Industries Limited
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M. RADHAKRISHNAN

Mr. M. Radhakrishnan, aged 62 years, is Co-founder of Autoline Industries Limited, a Company listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. and National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., since January 31, 2007. He was also the Managing Director and CEO till May,2014. He is the Chairman of Autoline Industrial Parks Ltd, a Subsidiary of Autoline Industries Ltd., owning  about 115 Acres of land in Chakan, Pune ,involved in Real Estate Development.

Mr. Radhakrishnan by qualification, is B.Sc. (Stats), LLB, DBM and CAIIB and has experience of more than 20 years in the field of Development Banking and Finance having worked in Industrial Development Bank of India  (IDBI), and Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), in various capacities and positions at Mumbai, Kolkata, Imphal (on deputation to State Govt. of Manipur, in North East India), Pune and finally at Ahmedabad, where he was General Manager in charge of Gujarat Region, before resigning and becoming a full time Entrepreneur.

He, alongwith co-promoters, has been instrumental in setting up and taking the start- up Company (Autoline Pressings- a Partnership firm) with turnover of Rs. 11 Lakhs in 1995-96 to the  level of Rs. 800 Crores for the Financial Year 2012-13, over 17 years, through strategic planning, strategic investments, organic growth and mergers and acquisitions.  He has been able to structure and mobilize finances for all the growth requirements from time to time at advantageous terms and lowest possible costs, including Initial Public Offer (IPO) in January, 2007 and subsequent strategic Equity Investments from India and Abroad.  ( the Net Worth grew from Rs.3 lakhs in 1995-96 to Rs.250 Crores in 2012-13). He had to take a back seat since May 2014 due to Medical and Health reasons.

After the IPO in January,2007, Autoline acquired 1) a  51% stake in DEP Autoline (Detroit Engineered Products) specializing in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) mainly for Automobile Industry, 2) 100% stake in Autoline Inc., a Jacks and Pedals Manufacturing Unit at Butler, Indiana State , USA, 3) 100% stake in Nirmiti Autocomponents Pvt. Ltd. , Pune specializing in Pedal Systems and 4) 49% stake in Zagato Srl and SZ Design Srl Milan, Italy, specializing in Automobile Styling and thus making Autoline an “Art to Part” or “Concept to Delivery” Company from a simple Sheet Metal and Stamping Company, with Manufacturing Locations at Pune and Uttarakand in India ,Indiana State inUSA and South Korea.

 

He was awarded the ‘Best Entrepreneurial Banker Award’ for 1996-97 by Entrepreneurs International for his contribution to development & innovative financing of Small and Medium Scale Industries (MSME) units in Pune region, ‘Emerging Global Business Award” for the year 2009 by World Malayalee Council, Pune Province. The Rotary International in May, 2011 awarded the Rotary Foundation Citation for ‘Meritorious Service in recognition of devoted efforts for furthering of Better Understanding and Friendly Relations of People of the world’.

 

In the field of Education, he was involved with Rajmatata Jijau Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Bhosari ,Pune since its founding in 2002. It is affiliated to Pune University and offers courses in

B.A., B.Com, B.Sc., & M.Sc. (Bio- technology), BCS, MCS, MCA, D-Pharm, B-Pharm Nursing & M.B.A.  Today more than 4000 students are studying in its colleges. Mr. M. Radhakrishnan was Vice- Chairman of the College Trust till May,2014  when he stepped down due to health reasons.

 

He is also associated with other Charitable and Social organisations like Mi India Development Trust based out of Gurgaon, in the field of Women And Girl Child empowerment, Self Employment and Education, Drinking Water and Hygiene in Rural and backward areas. He is a Rotarian since 1997, when he started Rotary Club of Chinchwad in 1997-98 as its Charter – Secretary and is involved in the Charitable activities of Rotary International