As Chairman of Tandon Group, M.L. Tandon is one of India’s most distinguished business leaders in the electronics manufacturing industry. He experienced the classic voyage and return story: from traveling to America to study and work — landing a managerial post at IBM in San Jose — to returning to India and launching several successful computer hardware and electronics manufacturing facilities in Mumbai.
During the late 1970s and 1980s, he led disk drive manufacturing operations for Tandon Corporation (later incorporated as Tandon Magnetics Corporation) in India, producing what became the industry standard double-sided floppy drive disk read-and-write heads. Under Tandon and his younger brother Sirjang Lal Tandon’s direction, Tandon Corporation became the world’s largest independent producer of disk drives for personal computers and word processors.
Over the last 50 years, M.L. has contributed significantly to the rise of India’s economy, helped advance the rights and family status of Indian women, and improved the lives of individuals worldwide through technological innovation. He is actively involved in improving trade and promoting export from India, spearheading several associations.