S.N. Subrahmanyan
Chairman, National Safety Council

The Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India has appointed Shri S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T Ltd., as the Chairman of the National Safety Council for a period of three years vide Notification No. V-18011/2/2011-ISH-I dated 4th February, 2021.

Shri  Subrahmanyan is the CEO & MD of Larson & Toubro and serves on the Board of Directors of this multibillion dollar conglomerate.

Prior to taking over the reins as CEO & MD in July 2017, Shri Subrahmanyan in his capacity as Deputy MD & President led L&T’s infrastructure business to its position as the country’s largest construction organisation and 14th in the world. He is responsible for leading the breadth and width of L&T’s considerable business interests to new growth levels, riding on the enormous benefits of digitalisation, big data, and predictive analysis that he drives internally with exceptional zeal. He places a premium on innovation, project management and talent development, particularly in leadership roles.

Hailing from Chennai, India, and armed with a degree in civil engineering & a post-graduation in business management, Shri Subrahmanyan commenced his professional journey with L&T in 1984 as a project planning engineer. Mentored by stalwarts, he took on roles of increasing responsibility across business verticals. With an entrepreneurial mindset, drive, and foresight, he began to rewrite the rules of the game.

In 2020, Shri Subrahmanyan was ranked as the Top CEO (Sell Side) and the 3rd Best CEO (Overall) in the All-Asia Executive Team Survey conducted by Institutional Investor and recognised as the CEO of the Year by the leading Indian news channel, CNBC-Awaaz. He has been conferred the Emergent CEO Award at the CEO Awards in 2019 for his exemplary leadership and for delivering seamless growth for L&T. Shri Subrahmanyan earned the 13th position in the Construction Week Power 100 Ranking for 2019, that had previously recognised him as the Infrastructure Person of the Year for 2012. He has also been accorded the Leading Engineering Personality award by the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2014.

Shri Subrahmanyan holds positions of pre-eminence on various industry bodies, construction institutions and councils.

Shri Subrahmanyan’s rich experience will help the National Safety Council (NSC), which has a major role to play to ensure safety in work places under new Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 (OSH Code, 2020). Under his dynamic leadership, NSC will get more strength and enhance its position.