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Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan

Executive Director for Syrma SGS Engineering & Technology Services

Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan

Executive Director for Syrma SGS Engineering & Technology Services

 Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan currently serves as the Executive Director for Syrma SGS Engineering & Technology Services. He began his tenure as CEO at Syrma Technology, an Electronics Manufacturing Services company, in 2015. After a successful turn-around, the company acquired an equi-sized company based in the Delhi NCR and went for a successful IPO and listing in 2022. 

With a career spanning over 30 years since his return from the US in the early 1990s, Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan has played pivotal roles in prominent enterprises including Saint Gobain Automotive Glass, Shanthi Gears, Rane Brake Linings and Engine Valves, and Sundaram Fasteners Limited prior to his current role. His leadership extends to significant National roles within notable industry organizations, including ACMA, Hyundai Vendor Forum, IESA, and ELCINA. 

He was part of the team that won the TPM Excellence Award at Sundram Fasteners in 1998 and the prestigious Deming Prize in 2003 at Rane Brake Linings. Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan is a B.Tech from IIT Madras (1985) and an M.S and PhD (1990) from North Carolina State University (USA). Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Sreeram Srinivasan is an accomplished poet and dedicated blogger. His literary collection, “Oh! So Magnifique,” presents a compendium of over 53 carefully curated poems, catering to a diverse audience.

Elango P

Managing Director, Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd

Elango P

Managing Director, Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd

In his career spanning over 28 years in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector, Elango has held several leadership roles in different areas of the business and is a recognized leader in the Indian industry.

Currently Elango is the Managing Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC) since February 2015.

Prior to joining HOEC, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director of Cairn India Limited. Over his long association with Cairn, he played a key role in building Cairn into a leading Oil & Gas company operating over 30% of the crude oil produced in India.

Elango holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and began his career with ONGC in 1985 and over a span of 10-years, has performed diverse roles and joined Cairn in January 1996.

Under his leadership, Cairn India has been adjudged:

  1. The fastest growing energy company in the World as per Platts 2012 and 2013 ranking
  2. Winner of Oil Industry Safety Award in 2013
  3. Winner of Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance in 2012

Elango was one of the five finalist for Platts first-ever Asia CEO of the Year award 2013

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Gopal Srinivasan

TVS Capital Funds Limited

Gopal is the Chairman & MD of TVS Capital Funds Limited, which has launched an India focused growth private equity fund. The vision is to develop and nurture India’s mid-cap businesses into world-class companies.

The fund will make investments in companies that are at the intersection of high growth consumer consumption driven opportunities and a developmental theme, such as organizing the unorganized/inefficient sectors.

The fund will target to source proprietary investment opportunities, and be a strategic partner to the entrepreneur and the enterprise to help expand businesses beyond their existing roots, professionalize their operations and enhance their management team.

Gopal, a member of the TVS family, is the founder and Chairman of TVS Electronics Limited and is a Director in TVS & Sons Ltd, the holding company, and several group companies. Gopal was also a Board member in Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Gopal was the Chairman of the ‘Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)’ Tamil Nadu State Council for the fiscal year ‘07-08’. He was also the Chairman of CII National Committee for Private Equity & Venture Capital for the fiscal year ‘10-11’.

He has also served in various leadership roles in several business associations.

Gopal has incubated over eight businesses, and has over twenty-five years of operational experience in India, along with a wide network of relationships across the world.

A passionate entrepreneur, he is also actively involved in the promotion of Entrepreneurship as an angel investor. He is associated with Chennai Angels as well as TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) where he provides guidance to the budding entrepreneurs on incubating businesses.

Gopal earned a B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai, and an MBA from the University of Michigan, USA.

Govind Vasanadu

Director, Lotus Roofings Private Ltd

Govind Vasanadu

Director, Lotus Roofings Private Ltd

Govind completed his Commerce graduation at Loyola College in Chennai and Post-Graduation in Management from ITM, Chennai. Thereafter, he joined LOTUS ROOFINGS PRIVATE LIMITED and subsequently acquired POLYTOUGH TUBES LIMITED. The companies are in the affordable building material space manufacturing Polymer Roofing, Profiles, Doors, and Pipes.

He is a Board member of the Medical Research Foundation (Sankara Nethralaya, a leading eye care institution) and Honorary Secretary of Sri Venugopala Vidyalaya providing high-quality education to middle and lower-middle-class background students at an affordable cost. 

He is also the President of EO Chennai, an international member-driven Entrepreneurs organization comprising high impact and outstanding entrepreneurs.

He is married to Mrs. Nagaprasanna and has one son. His interests are Snooker, Swimming, and Astrology.

Gowri Shankar Subramanian

CEO, Aspire Systems

Gowri Shankar Subramanian

CEO, Aspire Systems

Mr. Gowri Shankar Subramanian is a Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Aspire Systems. Under his leadership, Aspire has grown to a team of 1,500-plus people with a strong presence across the US, Europe, the Middle East, and India. 

Aspire has been ranked as one of the 100 best employers in India for the past six years in a row by The Economic Times and Great Place to Work Institute. Aspire has also been featured periodically in Deloitte’s list of fastest-growing companies in India and Asia-Pacific.

Gowri has been named as an upcoming, young CEO by The Economic Times and as a top 20 executive in Information Technology by The WEEK. He is an active speaker and has presented in various industry events and has been quoted extensively by leading publications.

Gowri has a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College. He is also an amateur pilot still trying to get it right!

Harikumar S

Managing Director & CEO, Origin Learning Solutions Private Ltd

Harikumar S

Managing Director & CEO, Origin Learning Solutions Private Ltd

Harikumar is the co-founder & Managing Director of Origin Learning.  Started in 2009, Origin has grown to be a niche player in the eLearning business.  With a focus on the North American market and Enterprise customers, Origin has a marque client list that includes General Electric, Hewlett Packard VMware, and many other blue-chip companies.  

Origin’s work has won several awards from Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer Magazine for innovations in learning.

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the eLearning, Publishing, Higher Education, and Software industry. 

Prior to Origin, he worked for the Manipal Group, Thomson Learning (now Cengage), Sify, and Brilliant’s. Passionate about the Education & Training field, he and team Origin constantly innovates in using technology for making learning better. 

Origin’s mobile learning solutions and the social learning platform Origin-Konnect is a testimony to that.

Hari has completed his Masters in Commerce.  His core strengths are in Sales & Marketing, Strategy, and technology. Hari likes traveling and Gardening. He has developed an interest in philosophy and is a follower of Swami Parthasarathy of Vedanta Academy.

Harish Lakshman

Vice Chairman, Rane Group

Harish Lakshman

Vice Chairman, Rane Group

Harish Lakshman is Vice Chairman of Rane Group. Harish joined Rane Group in 1998 and held different positions in the areas of Marketing, Operations, and Export Business Development, in addition to being a Director in Rane Group of Companies.

As an active member of several industry associations and government panels, he has been a well-regarded spokesman of the automotive industry. He was identified and recognized by Economic Times as one among the top 40 under forty India Business Leaders in 2014.

Harish has been keenly participating in CSR initiatives of Rane Group, as Trustee of Rane Foundation (RF), a public charitable trust founded by Rane Companies. He is a Trustee of Worth Trust which serves persons with disabilities.

Harish holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, and a Master degree in Business from Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, USA.

Hemachandran L

Founder CEO, Brand Avatar Private Ltd

Hemachandran L

Founder CEO, Brand Avatar Private Ltd

Hemachandran Logan is the Founder CEO of Celebrity Badminton League, a new league (Sports + Entertainment) that was launched in Chennai in Jan 2016 and has now reached as a PAN-India property. 

He is also the Founder CEO of Brand Avatar, an event, and branding company that has created successful properties like Global Mobile Apps Summit and Awards, Fashion Premier Week, etc.

He was working with Ma Foi strategic consultants as a Strategic Consultant, worked with various companies on evolving strategies for business transformation, business model generation, and specifically in formulating and implementing PR, Communication and Branding, and Marketing strategies focusing on scalability.

Hemachandran completed his engineering from Crescent Engineering College and authored more than 25 books for Anna and Madras universities syllabus during his college days.

A passionate entrepreneur, he is actively involved in start-up ecosystems especially in south India focusing on bridging the gap between Entrepreneurs and Investors. He is passionate about developmental politics and he was the state general secretary of a political party started by IITians and educated youths in 2006. He had worked within the group as General Secretary. The youth party secured 34000 votes in the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in 2006.

He is a people person. His hobbies are reading books, social media, socio-political, and Industry analysis.  He is passionate about youth towards nation building and indulging himself various in socio-political activities

Hemalatha Ramaiah

Director, Shop 4 Solutions Private Ltd

Hemalatha Ramaiah

Director, Shop 4 Solutions Private Ltd

Hemalatha Ramaiah is the founder/ex CEO of the Landmark chain of book/leisure stores. She started this exciting brand in 1987 and created a chain of eighteen stores across the country. 

She also set up one of the biggest e-commerce sites in books in India called landmarkonthenet.com.

She founded a distribution/import/publishing company called Westland Books to establish the supply chain. 

She now uses her wealth of experience in the retail space in Shop 4 Solutions, her new consulting business. 

She is a venture partner with TVS Capital Funds, a private equity fund specializing in the retail consumer space. 

She is the founder of an innovative design & interior firm called Ifrieze Design Solutions.

Joshua Madan

Entrepreneur & Investor

Joshua Madan

Entrepreneur & Investor

Joshua Madan is married to Susan and they are blessed with 2 children, Joanna
and Judah. Susan is a cancer survivor and runs Christ Can, a not-for-profit
organization which takes care of the education of kids who have lost either of
their parents due to Cancer.

Joshua is an Entrepreneur and Investor. He is the Co-founder and CEO of
Covenant Consultants – which is one of the largest recruitment solutions provider
in our country. He has also Co-founded Christ Wood School, providing excellence
in education for over 1500 plus students studying in its campus.

As a family they love music and have their own family band and are also involved
in a lot of giving projects. Joshua is an alumnus of Don Bosco School and also
holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and
a Post Graduation in Management.

Jaganathan K

Investor

Jaganathan K

Investor

K Jagannathan has been associated with Larsen & Toubro Ltd, for over 35 years, a professionally managed technology-driven engineering and construction organization that has excelled in many areas for the past 80 years in various fields, including engineering, manufacturing, construction services, information technology, and much more in India and abroad.

He possesses vast and varied experience in Industry-specific legal skills on issues such as procurement advice including drafting, vetting, and preparation of various contract documents including project finance deals, legal risk analysis, Dispute Resolution including Adjudication, DRB, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation, the formation of JV Companies in India as well as abroad.

An active member of the International Bar Association, London, Construction industry development council, past Chairman expert committee on legal MCCI.

He has presented papers before:

  1. ICC Paris on Dispute resolution process in India and avoidance
  2. London Council of International arbitration
  3. Seminars organized by the Ministry of Law and Justice in India
  4. IBA World conference on integrity and governance

Jawahar Vadivelu

Chairman, Cameo Corporate Services Ltd.

Jawahar Vadivelu

Chairman, Cameo Corporate Services Ltd.

Jawahar Vadivelu is the Chairman of Cameo Corporate Services Limited, a business process outsourcing firm headquartered in Chennai, also having a presence in key markets in Africa.  He also holds directorships in the following companies, namely National Trust Housing Finance Limited and Navia Markets Limited.  He has served as independent director on the board of one of India’s largest companies, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, and on several of its sub-committees, including its audit committee and policy and planning committee.  Besides this, he has been a director on the boards of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC) and Sical Logistics Limited.

Jawahar Vadivelu is a past President of the International Chamber of Commerce – India, and is currently a member of the Paris based ICC Global Commission on Trade and Investment Policy.

He serves on the National Executive Committee of FICCI, Indian Council of Arbitration (ICA) and is a past president of one of India’s oldest chambers of commerce, the Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI). 

He is deeply interested in academia and currently serves on the board of trustees of the Chennai Mathematical Institute, the governing council of Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering & the International Advisory Board of the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Education Qualification:
MBA degrees from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.

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