Wed - Thur
July 22-23, 2022
Re-imagining the Future of Business beyond 2020: A Strategic Foresight
Hotel Hyatt Regency,
Teynampet, Chennai (India)
Hon’ble Governor of Telangana Lieutenant, Governor of Puducherry (Additional Charge)
Hon’ble Minister for Law Courts & Anti-Corruption, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Dept. of Defence Production Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India
Dean, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Addl. Chief Secretary to Government,
(Planning and Development), Government of Tamil Nadu
DG & CEO,
Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
Additional Chief Secretary,
Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation
Chairman & Managing Director,
Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited
Speaker Tech Exec, Non-Exec Director, Sr Advisor, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Singapore
Joint Managing Director,
Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd.
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL)
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.
Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli
Power, NLC India Ltd.
Chennai Metro Rail Limited
Chief Financial Officer,
Sify Technologies Ltd.
Pentagon Rugged Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation
Revenue & Information Technology (Additional Charge), Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Dept., Govt. of Tamil Nadu
President & Chief Sustainability Officer,
former Whole-Time Member,
SEBI (The Securities & Exchange Board of India)
PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP & Independent Director on multiple boards
President & Chief Sustainability Officer,
National Institute of Fashion Technology
Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd.
CMD, Data Patterns India Pvt. Ltd.
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H.E. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan
Hon'ble Governor of Telangana, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry (Additional Charge)
H.E. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan is currently Hon'ble Governor of Telangana and also holding an Additional Charge as Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
Born on 2nd June 1961, in Nagercoil, Kanya Kumari District, Tamilnadu. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan took charge as Governor of Telangana on 8th September 2019 and she is the 1st woman to hold this Office.
She has a remarkable public & social service background spanning over 20 years. She also has an illustrious political career in last two decades where she has successfully led the state unit of a political party with noteworthy accomplishments.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan started her career as a medical practitioner after completing her M.B.B.S., P.G. in Gynecology (DGO). She has undertaken special training on Ultrasound & Fetal Therapy at Toronto, Canada. She worked as an Assistant Professor (Department of Gynecology at Sri Rama Chandra Medical College – Chennai) for 7 years & resigned in 2003 for full time political engagements.
She nurtures great devotion towards public service and enhancement of living standards of common people with focus on health and education as a prime agenda.
She is recipient of multiple number of National and International awards for her services to the society especially in the field of Politics, Public and Medical Services.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan is known for her strong advocacy towards uplifting living standards of people through better health and preventive care. She is a great admirer of social & cultural strengths of our country and very considerate towards inclusion of values & humility right at basic education system & upwards.
Mr. S. Regupathy
Hon’ble Minister for Law, Courts and Anti-Corruption, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Mr. S. Regupathy, Hon’ble Minister for Law, Courts, Prisons and Prevention of Corruption, serves in the Tamil Nadu Council of Ministers - the executive wing of the Government of Tamil Nadu and headed by the State's Hon’ble Chief Minister M. K. Stalin. As a member of the Tamil Nadu State Legislative Assembly he representing Tirumayam, in the Pudukkottai District. He also serves in the General Council- the chief advisory body of the Tamil Nadu National Law University (TNNLU), as the Pro-Chancellor. He is also the Pro-Chancellor of The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University. Previously, he has also held other Ministerial portfolios with the state government including, Minister of Labour Welfare (1992 - 1993), and Minister of Urban Development & Housing (1993 - 1996). At the Centre, he has been a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India, representing then the Pudukkottai constituency of Tamil Nadu. He has also served as the Union Minister of State, Home Affairs (2004 - 2007), and Union Minister State, Ministry of Environment and Forests (2007). He is also, Chairman of ‘Karpaga Vinayaga’ educational group in Chennai. An advocate by training, he received his Bachelor’s in Law from the Madras Law College.
Mr. Sanjay Jaju, IAS
Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India
Mr. Sanjay Jaju, IAS is presently the Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India (GoI). He is responsible for policies that bring in investments and growth in Defence and Aerospace sectors to advance the “Make in India” resolve. He has also been instrumental in setting up 'Defence Innovation Organisation' for creating a collaborative platform for startups to meet defence requirements. He successfully led the corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board, a long pending reform; has been the Founding Director, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL). Previously, he has been Secretary, IT & Communications Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh; and has diverse experience in Urban, Infrastructure, Civil Supplies, Education & Tribal Welfare domains. He has been an ardent advocate of IT for Development and Governance, successfully leading various projects including 'MeeSeva', INAMPRO, INFRACON (2017), DEFEXIM (2021) etc.; many of which have been awarded National e-Governance Awards by GoI. Mr. Jaju is a Post-Graduate Mechanical Engineer and Cost & Management Accountant, with an MBA in Finance.
Professor Soumitra Dutta
Dean, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK
Prof. Soumitra Dutta has been appointed the Dean of Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, in June 2022. Previously he was the founding Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University. He is also President, Portulans Institute; Chair of the Board, Global Business School Network and Member, Global Board, Dassault Systèmes. Professor Dutta is an authority on innovation in the global knowledge economy. He is the coeditor and founder of the Network Readiness Index, published by Portulans Institute and the Global Innovation Index, published by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). He received a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi; also an MS in both, Business Administration and Computer Science, and PhD in Computer Science, from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus from his alma mater IIT Delhi.
Mr. Vikram Kapur, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, Planning and Development Department, Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Mr. Vikram Kapur, IAS is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, 1988, Tamil Nadu cadre. He is currently the Additional Chief Secretary - Planning and Development department, Government of Tamil Nadu. During his service, he has worked in various capacities, including as Principal Secretary - Industries, Energy, Tourism and Culture Departments; Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai; Chairman, TANGEDCO, TANTRANSCO, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board; Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board; CEO, Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund; and District Collector, Dindigul. He graduated in Physics (Honours) from St. Stephens College, and later, during the course of his career completed his post-graduation in Public Policy and Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bengaluru and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, New York.
Mr. Praveen Kumar, IAS (Retd.)
DG & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)
Mr. Praveen Kumar, IAS (Retd.) is the Director General and CEO of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India. A former officer of the Indian Administrative Services, 1987 Batch, Tamil Nadu cadre, he has held various leadership positions with Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India in multiple departments including Finance, Industries, Education, Corporate Affairs, New & Renewable Energy, Elections, etc. He has also led a number of State and Central Public Enterprises including TANMAG (as MD), TNPFC (as CMD), SECI (as Chairperson) and IREDA (as CMD), apart from acting as Nominee Director in numerous PSUs, and public-private partnership companies. He has also held board memberships in BOG of various educational institutions such as IIMs, IIT and IISERs. He retired from Government of India as Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Hans Raj Verma, IAS
Additional Chief Secretary, CMD, Tamil Nadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC)
Mr. Hans Raj Verma, IAS currently the Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, is also Chairman and Managing Director of Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation (TIIC). He has given a strategic vision for TIIC which is India's 2nd oldest DFI, which was established in 1949. This vision of TIIC 2.0 will encompass the emerging tech platforms and pro-active engagement with all the stakeholders. He is positioning TIIC as a growth catalyst for the state. He also is a Nominee Director on Board of Seshasayee Paper and Boards Limited, nominated by TIIC as a major shareholder in the company; Board member, Chettinadu Cements; Chairman, ITCOT. An officer of the Indian Administrative Services, 1986 Batch, he comes with over 35 years’ experience in the civil services. Previously, he has been Chairman of various organisations including TITAN, TNEB, TIDCO, TANSIDCO, TNPCB, ELCOT, TNEGA, TANFINET, TNCDW and TASMAC. He has also served on the Boards/ Governing Councils of NABARD, IIITDM, IIT (M) Research Park and SETS. He has also served on the Boards of a number of joint-venture companies including that of GoTN - L&T Shipyard, IOC – TIDCO, JV for LNG, TNEB - NTPC, TNEB – NLC. He is an alumnus of BITS Pilani.
Dr. M. Saikumar, IAS
Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL)
Dr. M. Sai Kumar, IAS, belongs to the 1990 batch of Indian Administrative Service. He is currently the Chairman & Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited. He has more than three decades experience with Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu. Prior to joining TNPL he served as the Zonal Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, GoI. With the Govt. of Tamil Nadu he has served as the CMD, Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), TANGEDCO, TANTRANSCO and TUFIDCO. Previously, he has also served as Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, also as Principal Secretary – PWD; MD, Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation Limited (TASMAC), Commissioner of Labour, District Collector for Dharmapuri and Virudhunagar Districts and Commissioner for the Corporation of Madurai.
Bestselling Author, Speaker, Tech Exec, Non-Executive Director, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Singapore
Ms. Aliza Knox built and led APAC businesses for three of the world's top technology firms - Google, Twitter and Cloudflare. Named 2020 APAC IT Woman of The Year, she spent decades as a global finance and consulting executive, and is now a Non-Executive Board Director on the boards of Healthway Medical Group, Health Metrics, Tyro Payments, amongst others, and Senior Advisor for Boston Consulting Group (BCG). She has been featured in outlets like Business Insider, Quartz, The Muse, TechCrunch and The Economic Times, and is a regular columnist for Forbes, where she shares her wisdom (and humor) to help professionals who dream of "doing it all." She is the author of the book, 'Don't Quit Your Day Job: The 6 Mindshifts You Need to Rise and Thrive at Work' [April 2022], which presents the six empowering, essential mindshifts necessary to rise and thrive in your career – and to love your life at the same time. She now shares her passion and lessons learned with the next generation of business leaders, guiding companies across new frontiers while building and maintaining strong connections between teams around the world.
Mr. P. Sridharan
Joint Managing Director, Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. (STFC)
Mr. P. Sridharan is the Joint Managing Director of Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd. (STFC), a flagship company of Shriram Group, with Assets Under Management exceeding Rs.1,27,000 Crores as on March 2022. He joined the Shriram Group as an Executive Trainee in 1996. He has grown with the organisation, and at present lends a special focus to the firm's strategic initiatives and digitisation. He has also been the Chairman of the South India Hire Purchase Association (2010-2011). He holds a B.Sc. and MBA from the Madras University.
Managing Director, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL)
Mr. Arvind Kumar is at the helm of affairs of CPCL, as its Managing Director, and serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of Indian Additives Limited (IAL), a joint-venture company of M/s. Chevron Oronite Company (USA) and CPCL. He is a well-recognised professional in the Petroleum sector. He has held various senior leadership positions in Indian Oil Corporation Limited, the India's largest Refining and Marketing conglomerate before assuming charge of CPCL in August 2021. He is also the Non-executive chairman of Indian Additives limited (IAL), a JV company with M/s Chevron, USA. He is President of Manali Industries Association (MIA) an association of around 20 industries at Manali, Chennai comprising of Petroleum, Chemical, Petrochemical & Engineering industries. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master's Degree in Business Administration. In recognition of his par excellence in managing complex projects, the Prestigious CEPM Fellowship Award (2021) was conferred upon him.
Jayadeva E. P.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)
Mr. Jayadeva E. P. joined HAL in 1987 and is seasoned expert with 33 years of experience in manufacturing and assembly. He is credited with taking path-breaking steps in strategic outsourcing of structural assemblies from Indian Industries. He is known for his contributions in managing new Fighter Aircraft Manufacturing, Overhaul and Upgrade, from project inception to execution. In his stint at corporate planning, he has played a significant role in framing perspective plans for the Company. He was instrumental in establishment of Repair & Overhaul, and Upgrade facility for Kiran, Hawk and Mirage Aircraft at Overhaul Division. Mr. Jayadeva steered finalisation of what is considered to be the biggest “Make in India” defence contract, the 83 LCA MK1A Contract with IAF in February 2021. It is poised to boost the defence eco-system in India. He holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore and Master's Degree from IIT Madras in Aircraft Production Engineering.
Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh
Director, Indian Institute of Management, Trichy
Dr. Pawan Kumar Singh is Director of Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli. He has served as Director of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon and Director In-charge of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. An academician, he has been a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management at Indian Institute of Management Indore for about 15 years. Prior to joining academics, he worked for Bank of India. He has guided research, provided consultancy, and trained about 20000 personnel of all levels from almost all professions. He has published and presented research articles, academic papers in more than 75 national and international seminars. Dr. Singh has also published books on Managing Interpersonal Conflict, Management Sutras from Sanskrit Scriptures, Poetic Hindi Translation of Thirukkural, Jeevan Prabandhan kee Shaayaree, Jeevan Vikas kee Shaayaree, and a booklet on Human Resource Management for Technical Personnel. He has been member of high profile committees of the government and various institutions.
Mr. Shaji John
Director - Power
NLC India Limited
Mr. Shaji John took charge as Director (Power) of NLC India Limited in April 2019. Having started his career in NTPC in 1989, prior to joining NLC India, he has vast experience in operation & maintenance, erection & commissioning of thermal power plants of sub-critical and super critical technology. He joined NLC India in 2017 and has worked as General Manager in charge of O&M of NTPL Tuticorin, Tamilnadu (a Joint Venture company between NLCIL and TANGEDCO) and later on as the Chief Executive Officer of NTPL. He played a key role in the turnaround of Badarpur Thermal Power Plant, Delhi and also set new benchmarks in boiler performance in Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from MA College of Engineering, Kerala University and Post Graduate in Thermal Engineering from Guindy College of Engineering, Anna University, Chennai.
Mr. M. A. Siddique, IAS
Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL)
Mr. M. A. Siddique, IAS is an IAS office of Tamil Nadu Cadre belonging to 1995 Batch. He has served in various capacities in the Govt. of Tamil Nadu and Govt. of India. Prior to posting to CMRL, he was Commissioner - Revenue Administration and Disaster Management. Govt. of Tamil Nadu. With a service record of 26 years, Mr. Siddique has gained expertise in Public Finance, Policy – Making and Public Administration. He also served as Sub-Collector, Sivakasi, Virudhunagar district (1997 – 1998), and subsequently joined the Finance Department as the Under Secretary to Govt. He was the Deputy Secretary, Finance Department (1999 – 2002), acting as the Budget Officer of the State Govt. With the Govt. of India, Mr. Siddique was the Director at the Department of Expenditure and also in two key ministries- Ministry of Home and Ministry of Finance for five years (2009 – 2014). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Mr. M. P. Vijay Kumar
Chief Financial Officer, Sify Technologies Limited
Mr. M. P. Vijay Kumar has been Chief Financial Officer at Nasdaq-listed Sify Technologies, one of India's largest information and communications technology companies, since 2007. He is also an Independent Director and Chairman - Audit Committee on the Boards of The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and Thejo Engineering Limited and an Independent Director on Boards of Geojit Financial Services Limited and Heritage Foods Limited. His other leadership roles in India include heading the Accounting Standards Board, Valuation Standards Board and Digital Accounting and Assurance Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a nominated member of the National Financial Reporting Authority. He remains an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is a member of the IFRS Advisory Council and the Foundation's SME Implementation Group (SMEIG). His distinguished career has been embellished with National and International awards, the latest being the BusinessWorld CFO of the Year for 2021.
Dr. Swaminathan Manikandan
Managing Director, Pentagon Rugged Systems India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Manikandan Swaminathan is the Chief Executive Officer of Pentagon Rugged Systems, with over two decades of experience with dedicated R&D delivered various rugged MIL grade systems, simulators, executed turnkey projects, and total solutions for various MILITARY Applications. He designed and developed indigenously product to Defense, not only built the system, but also the confidence in the minds of the users/customers that indigenous system development is the best and only solution for ever in the interest of the Nation. He Realized various systems including but not limited to Unmanned Ground vehicle, Autonomous Underwater, Exo-Skeleton, Water Quality and Air Quality Monitoring System, Vibration and Noise Logger, Non-Invasive Glucometer, Wearable Cardiac Monitoring System, AYURVEDA-Pulse Diagnostic and various other IoT and NB IoT systems. He also serves as a Director with Ameya Motors India Pvt Ltd. and Keek Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. J. Innocent Divya, IAS
Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC)
Ms. J. Innocent Divya, IAS is an officer of the Indian Administrative Services of the 2009 Batch, Tamil Nadu Cadre. She is credited with accomplishing tremendous work in preserving the unique biodiversity of Nilgiri. She was made District Collector and District Magistrate of Nilgiri in July 2017 and she had remained on this post for more than four years to become a beacon of hope for the fragile and vibrant Nilgiri. Ms. Divya is a graduate in Forensic Science.
Mr. Kumar Jayant, IAS
Principal Secretary, Revenue & Information Technology (Additional Charge), Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Mr. Kumar Jayant, IAS is an officer of the Indian Administrative Services, 1994 Batch, Tamil Nadu Cadre. He is currently the Principal Secretary – Revenue, Disaster Management & Information Technology (Additional Charge) with the Govt. of Tamil Nadu, since May 2021. Prior to this, he was the Principal Secretary & Commissioner for Treasuries & Accounts of the State.
Mr. V. Arun Roy, IAS
Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Dept., Govt. of Tamil Nadu
Mr. V. Arun Roy, IAS is an officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) belonging to 2003 batch. He is currently the Secretary, MSME Department and holding full additional charge of the post of Secretary (Expenditure) to Government, Finance Department and Chief Executive Officer of Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Fund Management Corporation Ltd. (TNIFMC). He has served in various capacities including Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary (Budget) and Joint Secretary in Finance Department; Collector for Krishnagiri and Ramnad Districts; Managing Director, Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board & Poompuhar Shipping Corporation; Vice Chancellor in-charge/ Registrar of Tamil Nadu Law University; Commissioner of Welfare of Differently Abled Persons, and most recently as Special Secretary of Industries Department, with the Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
Mr. N. V. Balachander
President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Ashok Leyland Ltd.
Mr. N. V. Balachander currently leads the Sustainability agenda for Ashok Leyland. He also leads its Communication, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility domains. A seasoned human resource professional with over 30 years of corporate experience, he is also an Executive Member, CII TN Committee on CSR – Southern Region (SR) and Past Chairman, CII HR and IR Committee – SR; and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) - HR Council and Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC). One of his most significant achievements is the shaping of the 'Road to School' program, a CSR initiative of Ashok Leyland in primary education in Govt Schools, currently influencing 80,000 children in under resourced communities in Tamil Nadu. He is also a proud recipient of the 'Most Distinguished Alumni Award' in the year 2018 at the Loyola Global Alumni Meet. Ms.
Mr. G. Mahalingam
Independent Director, LIC of India, former Whole-Time Member, SEBI (The Securities & Exchange Board of India)
Mr. Gurumoorthy Mahalingam is an Independent Director on the Board of LIC (Life Insurance Corporation of India). Prior to this he was the Whole-Time Member (Executive Board Member) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), looking after Market Regulation Department, Commodity Derivatives Market Regulation Department, Foreign Portfolio Investors, Investigations Departments and the Office of Investor Assistance and Education. He is also at present member, Board of Governors, National Institute of Securities Market (NISM). He has also been the Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looking after the market operations for both, Rupee liquidity and FX. In his stint of 34 years with RBI, he has taken on varied key roles including Chief Forex Dealer, Chief Investment Dealer for Forex Reserves Management, Head - Debt Management. He has also been actively involved in regulation and development of Money, Bond and Foreign Exchange and Derivatives markets in India. His prior assignments with the RBI include Bank Examiner as also a Member, Teaching Faculty in RBI's Officers' Training College. He holds a Master's Degree in Statistics and Operations Research from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and M.B.A in International Banking and Finance from the Birmingham Business School, UK.
Mr. S. Santhanakrishnan
Managing Partner - PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP, Independent Director on multiple Boards
Mr. S. Santhanakrishnan is the founder of PKF Sridhar & Santhanam LLP, with more than 35 years of experience in Global Assurance and Consulting. He also currently serves as an Independent Director on multiple boards, including ICICI Home Finance Company Limited. He is actively involved in numerous industry oriented initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Company Affairs. His broad vision, pioneering efforts and dynamic approach, have won several credits for the firm, elevating it to a "Big National Firm”. He has been a member of the Central Council of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants of India.
Dr. Edo De Vette
Windesheim University and Governance University, Netherlands, National Industrial Corridor Development Co. Ltd.
Mr. Edo de Vette is a professional speaker, consultant and entirely devoted to corporate governance, and especially the new role of the Corporate Secretary. He is founder of New Public Support and the platform- 24governance. His mission is to increase the impact and visibility of governance professionals, worldwide. He is also the author of “De Steen der Wijzen”, a personal search for new insights for good governance, based on his 15 years of experience as a Corporate Secretary of Portaal, a large real estate company in the Netherlands. He is also a lecturer at the Governance University in Doorn, and Windesheim University in Zwolle.
Dr. R. Velraj
Vice Chancellor, Anna University
Dr. R. Velraj was appointed the Vice Chancellor of Anna University, in August 2021. His teaching experience spanns over 3 decades, along with leadership roles at the University for over 14 years. He has been a Professor & Director, Institute for Energy Studies specialising in Thermal Energy Storage, Solar Energy, Desalination, Energy efficient buildings, Energy Auditing and Management, and fundamental studies of Heat Transfer & Computational Fluid Dynamics. His breakthrough research on ‘Thermal Energy Storage’ (1993) raised the level of our country to the 3rd position in this research domain, next to China & U.S.A. He has been recognised as the top 2% Scientists (International Level) in the field of Energy by Stanford University, USA in 2020. A Ph.D. from Anna University, his doctoral research was at the Solar Institute, Germany, under DAAD Fellowship by Germany. He has numerous research credentials, articles, to his credit and has been a consultant on a number of industrial collaborations and technology transfer projects, while also having taken up a number of green initiatives and Implementing several green initiatives on the Anna University campus.
Dr. Anitha Manohar
Director, National Institute of Fashion Technology, (NIFT)
Dr. Anitha Manohar is the Director of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Chennai. The Chennai centre of the famed national institution has set up as a remarkable and ideal platform for the aspiring and creative young generation in the field of Fashion with Design, technology and Management.
Mr. S. Arunraj, IAS
Executive Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. (ELCOT)
Mr. S Arun Raj, IAS is an officer of the Indian Administrative Services, 2015 Batch, Tamil Nadu Cadre. He is also the Joint Chief Executive Officer of Tamil Nadu e-Governance Agency (TNEGA), and Executive Director, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd. Prior to this, he was Deputy Secretary, Finance Department (Bugdet), Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Over the course of his service, he has served the states key districts in various capacities. Mr. Raj holds a M.Sc. Degree in Chemistry from IIT Kanpur.
Mr. S. Rangarajan
Chairman and Managing Director, Data Patterns (India) Limited
Mr. S. Rangarajan, Chairman and Managing Director of Data Patterns (India) Limited founded the company in 1985. Since inception, his strong vision has been that the Company should design and build products of international standards in India rather than importing. Today, it develops world class products in Electronic Warfare, Radars, Avionics and Display Solutions, Fire Control Systems and Communication Systems; has grown into 900+ workforce with more than 450 Engineers, and was listed on the Indian bourses in December 2021. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Technology in Chemical Engineering from the A.C. College of Technology, University of Madras and a Master’s Degree in Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Project Leader Award by the Project Management Association (PMA) in 2018, Silver Sticon 2019 by Raja Muthiah Mandram, Madurai, amongst others.
Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited is part of the “SHRIRAM” conglomerate which has significant presence in financial services viz., commercial vehicle financing business, consumer finance, life and general insurance, stock broking, chit funds and distribution of financial products such as life and general insurance products and units of mutual funds. The company was incorporated in the year 1979 and is registered as a Deposit taking NBFC with Reserve Bank of India under section 45IA of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934. STFC is India’s largest and trusted asset based NBFC. With the wide availability of decentralized 1758 Branches and 831 rural centres across the country for personalized services. STFC operates with 27218 dedicated employees.
HAL is Asia’s leading aerospace major with end-to-end capabilities in design, production, repair, overhaul, and upgrade of aircraft, helicopters, aero engines, accessories, avionics, and systems. HAL has 20 production divisions and 10 R&D centres spread across seven states and nine geographical locations in India. HAL currently supports around 1,500 aircraft of the Defence Forces and export customers. The company has been consistently receiving ‘Excellent’ MoU rating since 2001-02. HAL has indigenously designed and developed 17 types of aircraft/helicopters, and the major ongoing platforms include Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) - Tejas, Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40, Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), HAL Do-228, Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) variants Dhruv, Rudra etc., Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).HAL has also developed expertise in aircraft upgrades, development of aero engines, manufacture and repair/overhaul of Industrial and Marine Gas Turbine engine, manufacture of structures for satellite launch vehicles and UAV programs.
The Company has entered into the global market with a diverse portfolio of products and services. Over the years, the Company has exported its platforms, their associated engines, accessories, avionics, spares / rotables and various work packages to overseas customers in over 25 countries. HAL is poised to be the lead platform integrator in the Indian private sector through synergistic partnerships and is looking to play a greater role through indigenous programs like IMRH, AMCA, TEDBF, LCA Navy, and LCA Mk II.
A French colony until 1954, this coastal town retains a number of colonial buildings, churches, statues, and systematic town planning, as well as urban architecture of the local Tamil style. As such the town has been dubbed "The Europe of India". The town struggles to preserve what little remains of the ambiance once created by this unique mix of cultural heritage. It nevertheless draws tourists from around the world and from across India. Pondicherry is also a popular weekend destination, which can be reached easily from the nearby cities such as Chennai and Bangalore, principally because lower taxation on alcoholic beverages makes drinking in the Union Territory enclave much less expensive than in neighboring states
The Government of Tamil Nadu created a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for implementing the Chennai Metro Rail Project. This SPV named as “Chennai Metro Rail Limited” was incorporated on 03.12.2007 under the Companies Act. It has now been converted into a Joint Venture of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu with equal equity holding.
CtrlS is a data center company in India headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. CtrlS sells services like data center colocation, DC build and consulting, Internet bandwidth, managed services, cloud security services, and disaster recovery services. CtrlS have their data center presence in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore and Noida.
Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited is an Indian multinational healthcare group headquartered in Chennai. Apart from the eponymous hospital chain, the company also operates pharmacies, primary care and diagnostic centres, and telehealth clinics through its subsidiaries.
The company was founded by Prathap C. Reddy in 1983 as the first corporate healthcare provider in India. Several of Apollo's hospitals have been among the first in India to receive international healthcare accreditation by the America-based Joint Commission International (JCI) as well as NABH accreditation.
For more than six glorious decades, NLC India Limited has been a forerunner amongst the Public Sector Enterprises in the country in the energy sector, contributing to a lion's share in lignite production and significant share in thermal and renewable energy generation.
The Company was incorporated on 1956. NLCIL is a Navratna Government of India Enterprise, under the administrative control of Ministry of Coal. Today, the company has set its footprints in PAN India mode in the states of TamilNadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
A pioneer among the Public Sector Undertakings in energy sector, NLCIL operates 3 opencast Lignite Mines of total installed capacity 28.50 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) at Neyveli, one opencast Lignite Mine at Barsingsar in Rajasthan with an installed capacity of 2.10 MTPA and an open cast coal mine at Talabira in Odisha with an installed capacity of 20 MTPA.
TNSDC is the Nodal Agency for the skill development related activities in the State and it aims to converge the activities of various stakeholders including industries, industrial associations, training partners, sector skill councils, assessment agencies apart from various other State and Central Government bodies. TNSDC strives to ensure placement oriented quality skill training by empanelling private and Government training partners.
Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) was formed with an objective to provide demand-based and industry-relevant skills to the youth to enhance their employability and transform the State into the skill hub of India.
In order to have uniform curriculum standards throughout the State and the country, TNSDC strictly adheres to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) approved job roles and other standard parameters like course duration, quality standards, assessment methodology and payment milestones based on common norms approved by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
Set up in 1986, NIFT is the pioneering institute of fashion education in the country and has been in the vanguard of providing professional human resource to the textile and apparel industry. It was made a statutory institute in 2006 by an Act of the Indian Parliament with the President of India as ‘Visitor’ and has full fledged campuses all across the country. Over the years NIFT has also been working as a knowledge service provider to the Union and State governments in the area of design development and positioning of handlooms and handicrafts.
A Fortune 500 India company, Sify Technologies is India’s most comprehensive ICT service & solution provider. With Cloud at the core of our solutions portfolio, Sify is focussed on the changing ICT requirements of the emerging Digital economy and the resultant demands from large, mid and small-sized businesses.
Sify’s infrastructure comprising the largest MPLS network, 10 top-of-the-line Concurrently Manageable DCs, partnership with global technology majors, vast expertise in business transformation solutions modelled on the cloud make it the first choice of start-ups, incoming Enterprises and even large Enterprises on the verge of a revamp.
More than 10000 businesses across multiple verticals have taken advantage of our unassailable trinity of Data Centers, Networks and Security services and conduct their business seamlessly from more than 1600 cities in India. Internationally, Sify has presence across North America, the United Kingdom and Singapore.
ITI Limited is a public sector undertaking in the telecommunications technology segment established as a departmental factory in 1948. The company has manufacturing facilities in Bengaluru, Naini, Rae Bareli, Mankapur and Palakkad along with an R&D centre in Bengaluru and 25 Marketing, Services & Projects (MSP) centers in India, which are located at Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and 17 other places spread across the country.
The company has a diverse suite of products including manufactured products like Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON), Managed Leased Line Network (MLLN) products, Stand Alone Signaling Transfer Point(SSTP), Wi-Fi Access Point, Radio Modem, SMPS, Set Top Box, Defence products like multi-capacity encryption units, Bulk encryption Units (BEU), Terminal End Secrecy Devices (TESD), Passive infrastructure products such as Optical Fiber Cable, HDPE duct, Antenna, diversified products such as smart energy meters, smart cards, solar panels, mini personal computers.
Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT) is a wholly owned Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking, registered under the Indian Companies Act, 1956, as a Company with the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu on the 21st day of March 1977. ELCOT was established with the main objective to promote, establish and run State Public Sector Enterprises for Electronic items; manage, supervise, finance, advise, assist, aid or collaborate with any association, firm, company, enterprise, undertaking, institution or scheme for the advancement and development of all branches of electronics and of industries and business concerns based on or relating to electronics.
Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited manufactures and markets paper and paper boards in India. It operates through Paper & Paper Board, Energy, and Cement segments. The company offers surface-sized and non-surface sized papers for printing and writing; and coated and uncoated boards under the AURA brand for the packing industry. It also generates power through TGs and windmills. In addition, the company manufactures and sells cement, such as Portland pozzolana cement and ordinary Portland cement. It exports its products to Sri Lanka, Iran, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda, Turkey, Kenya, South Africa, Malaysia, and Ghana. The company was incorporated in 1979 and is based in Chennai, India.
Data Patterns India Ltd was incorporated as “Indus Teqsite Private Limited” on November 11, 1998, at Bangalore Karnataka as a Private Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956. Further, pursuant to the Scheme of Amalgamation, the name of our Company was changed to “Data Patterns (India) [Private] Limited” and fresh certificate of incorporation dated August 04, 2021, was issued by the Registrar of Companies, Tamil Nadu. Data Patterns India Pvt Ltd was subsequently converted into a public limited company and fresh certificate of incorporation dated September 13, 2021.
TIDCO facilitates large industrial and infrastructure projects in Tamilnadu involving large investments and huge employment potential. TIDCO is the Nodal Agency for the development of Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), Chennai Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), Western Corridor (Kochi – Bangalore Industrial Corridor) and Defence Industrial Corridor projects.
TIDCO has in several joint venture projects across various sectors such as Chemicals, Fertilizers, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Iron and Steel, Auto Components, Food & Agro, Floriculture, Engineering, Petroleum and Petrochemicals, infrastructure projects like IT/ITES Parks, Bio-Tech Parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZ), Road Development Projects and Agri Export Zones etc.
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Limited (TMB) is a bank headquartered at Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India. TMB was founded in 1921 as the Nadar Bank, but changed its name to Tamilnad Mercantile Bank in November 1962 to widen its appeal beyond the Nadar community. For the financial year 2018–2019, the bank reported a net profit of ? 2585 million. The bank currently has 509 full branches throughout India, 12 Regional offices and two link offices, two central processing centres, one Service Branch, four Currency Chests, 48 eLobby centres, 262 Cash Recycler Machines (Cash deposit machine) and 1151 Automated Teller Machines (ATM). The bank has been expanding its footprint all over India.
Pentagon Rugged Systems started in the year 2003 with main focus on rugged mil grade systems, Industrial Automation and total solution serving all the wings of Indian Armed Forces. One of the leading system integrator and solution provider. working with R & D Establishments and the DRDO laboratories in the country. Also closely associated with various public and private sectors for various defense projects. Pentagon Rugged System are primarily focused in extending service to the major research and development where there is more scope to challenge the environment there by meeting military standard and Pentagon Rugged Systems are associated with the worldwide leader in art and science of the ruggedization of electronic equipment for harsh environments.
Anna University was established on 4th September, 1978 as a unitary type of University. This University was named after Late Dr.C.N.Annadurai, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. It offers higher education in Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences relevant to the current and projected needs of the society. Besides promoting research and disseminating knowledge gained therefrom, it fosters cooperation between the academic and industrial communities.
Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), one of the leading group companies of IndianOil’s, was conceived in 1960s as a 2.5 million metric tonnes per annum (MMTPA) refinery designed to produce fuels and lubes base stock. At CPCL, the past five decades have an eventful, growth-oriented phase as the CPCL family built the organisation to reach the present stature of 10.5 MMTPA capacity. Today, CPCL stands tall among the public-sector refining companies in India, with one of the most complex refineries of its kind in the country, producing an array of value-added petroleum products. It also pioneered key initiatives in several areas such as process optimisation, technology absorption, energy conservation, waste land reclamation and environment management.
Madras Management Association (MMA) is a premier institution that connects businessmen, industrialists, students and academicians, and policy makers and innovators to propagate Management Movement in this part of the country. Millions have benefitted from our collaborative programs, flagship events, seminars and workshops. We crossed many milestones to spearhead the spirit of Management Thought in this part of the country. Today, we are one of India’s foremost management associations, winning the Best Local Management Association award continuously for the past 12 years, including in 2020-21.
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