The India Cements Ltd is one of the oldest family owned and professionally managed business houses ably supported by a team of professional managers, technocrats and a dedicated workforce. The company is headed by Mr N Srinivasan, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, who has ably steered the company through mergers and acquisitions, green field and brown field expansions.
Mr N Srinivasan has more than five decades of experience in the industry. He did his B.Sc. (Tech) from Madras University and Post Graduation in Chemical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. Under his dynamic leadership, The India Cements Ltd has emerged as the largest cement company in the South. It has seen a big jump in turnover from Rs. 1033 crores in 2002-03 to Rs. 5658 crores in 2018-19.
Over the last two decades, the spectacular growth and development of the company can be directly traced to Mr Srinivasan’s dynamic leadership, intuitive knowledge of the market and vision.
Mr Srinivasan has headed various industry bodies and chambers of commerce.
He was the Sheriff of Madras for two terms. He was the President of the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) for five terms (1991-94) & 2004-06). He was the Chairman of the Development Council for cement industry constituted by the Government of India for two terms (1992-96).
Mr Srinivasan was an active member of the Prime Minister’s High Profile Council of Trade and Industry (1996-2001). He was also the President of All India Organisation of Employers (2000-01) and Senior Vice-President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Mr Srinivasan was the President of The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry for two terms (1996-98).
He was a member of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board (TTD) from 2004-2008. In September 2019 he was appointed for third time on the Board by Andhra Pradesh Government in recognition of his social and philanthropic services. As a signal Honour, in September 2021, he has been appointed for the fourth time as a member of the Board.
At present, he is a member of the Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and also a Special Invitee to the General Committee of the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI). He is now President of South Indian Cement Manufacturers' Association (SICMA).
Mr Srinivasan, keeping the rich sporting tradition of India Cements in mind, has been supporting various sports bodies and associations providing all kinds of assistance and infrastructure support.
Mr Srinivasan was the president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) from 2001 till 2018. He was the Treasurer of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) (2005-2008) and then Secretary of BCCI (2008-2011), before becoming the President of BCCI in 2011-12.
He was the President of the Asian Cricket Council. He was a Director on the Executive Board of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and a member of the Finance and Commercial Affairs Committee and HR & Remuneration Committee of ICC.
Mr Srinivasan, was unanimously elected as the first Chairman (2014-2016) of the revamped International Cricket Council (ICC) in February 2014.
He was formally appointed as Chairman of ICC at the conclusion of the world body's annual conference in Melbourne on June 26, 2014.
Mr Srinivasan, an avid golfer, was the Captain of the Kodaikanal Golf Club during 1995-97. He is now the Captain of the Kodaikanal Golf Club & President of the Tamil Nadu Golf Federation.
He is also the Chairman of M.M. Forgings Ltd.
During 2009, a Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on Mr Srinivasan by TIECON. During 2011, a Degree of Doctor of Literature (Honoris Causa) was conferred on him by the Tamil Nadu Physical Education & Sports University, Chennai.
In December 2019, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University Chennai, presented him Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his contribution to cement industry and for supporting schools, colleges, polytechnics, sports facilities and building shelters for elders