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Ravi Purushothaman

VP, Danfoss

Ravi Purushothaman

VP, Danfoss

Business Leader with over 25 years of experience in various roles ranging from Sales & Marketing, Strategy, General management, M&A, and globalizing businesses across the Asia Pacific, Europe & India. Member of Global management team, Board member, and Global Mentor.

  • An active member of CII FACE center of Excellence in food processing Chairs the task force on Cold Supply chain logistics.
  • Currently Chairs CII GBC Energy efficiency Council and works in promoting Energy efficiency, Industry 4.0 technologies, and Net Zero Buildings extensively.
  • Currently Senior VP of Madras Management Association.
  • Actively engaged in the Startup ecosystem across Agri, manufacturing, Digital, Climate change, and working closely with RMI Colorado on cooling prize and Industry -University engagement.

Ravi is President Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd a 100% subsidiary of the Leading family-owned Danish MNC Danfoss A/s HQ in Denmark since 2013.

Danfoss is a world leader in Mobile Hydraulics, Electrification, Cooling and Refrigeration, Drives, and District Heating technologies.

Prior to this role, Ravi was heading Danfoss Motion controls business Asia Pacific covering businesses that include South Asia, Korea, Japan, Australia, and NZ. He has been with Danfoss since 2002 and prior to that with Siemens in India, Germany in various roles ranging from Sales & Marketing, Strategy, General management, and M&A.

Ravi is also a Member of the Global management team, Board member, and Global Mentor since 2013. Has been active in Energy and Water, Food and Agri, Technology space supporting and mentoring several early-stage startups in India in various roles.

Ravi works extensively in the area of Cooling, Energy efficiency. Decarbonization and food loss areas and represents several thought leadership initiatives

He is an active member in Industry bodies, was Chairman of CII Chennai in 2014-15 and Chairman CII Tamilnadu 2017-18. 

He currently chairs the CII Food and agriculture center of Excellence task force on Cold Supply chain logistics and chairs the CII Green building center Energy efficiency council.

Ravi is currently elected President Madras Management Association MMA Chennai for the year 2020-21.

Ravindra Sannareddy

Founder & Managing Director, Sri City Private Ltd

Ravindra Sannareddy

Founder & Managing Director, Sri City Private Ltd

Mr. Ravindra Sannareddy is the Founder and Managing Director of Sri City, a vibrant Integrated Business City in India. Sri City is equipped with world class infrastructure that offers holistic solutions for multiple investment options & lifestyle. 

Over the course of time, the Business City has attracted several big multinationals which include Alstom, Panasonic, Isuzu, Colgate-Palmolive, Toray, Lavazza, Kellogg’s, Foxconn besides Pepsico and Mondelez to name a few.

Today, Sri City is home to 190 companies from 28 countries thereby providing employment to over 50,000 people.

As a ‘Son of Soil’, Mr. Sannareddy decided to contribute towards the enrichment of this  economically backward region where he was born and thereby positively contribute to society.

His significant contributions towards the socio-economic development of the region by providing employment opportunities, a health and education facility is conspicuous. 

Nearly 50% of those employed in Sri City are women. Robust vocational training and skill enhancement institutes develop youngsters of the region with the required skill sets. Sri City today, shines out as a synonym of our Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s Make in India and Skill India campaigns.

Mr. Sannareddy is a pioneer who leveraged his international academic background and experience to create successful trans-continental business organizations across multiple sectors while challenging conventional wisdom and spotting opportunities quickly. 

He is also a member of the national SEZ Policy Committee, a fifteen member committee whose objective is to make SEZ policies compatible with WTO rules. He is the founding Chairman of the ASSOCHAM Southern Regional Council. 

In addition, he is on several committees of CII and is an active national-level member of FICCI. 

A leader that has significantly contributed to the country’s industrial development, Mr. Sannareddy is well recognized and respected among industrialists, numerous trade bodies and the government. He is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his achievements and contributions, with the latest being the WCRC International’s “Inspirational Leader 2018” award.

Mr. Sannareddy’s academic credentials include a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India, a Master degree in Water Resource Management from Utah State University, Logan, USA and a M.S.E Degree in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA.

The decades of entrepreneurship have taken Mr. Sannareddy across the globe. He has travelled to many countries in Asia, Europe, USA and Pacific Rim. Presently, Mr. Sannareddy resides in Chennai, India with his family.

 Reddy GRK 

Chairman & Managing Director, Marg Ltd

 Reddy GRK 

Chairman & Managing Director, Marg Ltd

A first-generation entrepreneur & the man behind one of India’s fastest growing

infrastructure organizations.

GRK Reddy is a visionary & the man behind the success of MARG Group. A first-generation entrepreneur (fondly referred to as GRK by friends and peers), he began his career in the merchant banking industry and gained valuable experience in advising and structuring financial closures. 

In 1994, he promoted the MARG Group. GRK has gone beyond the conventional stereotype models of growth and has steered MARG from an EPC company to a diversified infrastructure major.

A post graduate in commerce and alumni of Kellogg School of Management, GRK recognizes the untapped potential in infrastructure space. He envisages that ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’� will be critical to the Indian economy, driving the second generation of reforms.

Today, MARG Group has over two decades of reassuring presence in infrastructure development and is pioneering the development of economic growth centers. MARG’s portfolio spans across the infrastructure value chain, EPC, Marine Infrastructure, Logistics, Urban & Industrial infrastructure, and Real Estate (residential and commercial).

GRK’s business philosophy revolves around inclusive growth, sustainable development, and redefining the fundamentals of urbanization with a desire to give back to society through ‘holistic region development’ for a better quality of life in neighborhood communities. All MARG projects are standing testimony to this philosophy.

Being a thought leader in the Infrastructure segment, GRK has championed green technologies and innovative city & urban space planning with modernized construction techniques.

GRK is actively involved with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), is a member of a number of prestigious committees, and is currently the President of the Indo-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

Reji Joseph

Reji Joseph is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai.

Reji Joseph

Reji Joseph is a Chartered Accountant with a degree in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai.

He has leadership-based expertise evaluating key business drivers and developing strategies to achieve sustained profitable growth for stakeholders. He possesses on-site international experience and has served on the boards of prominent companies. 

He has exhibited his business acumen in providing insights to realize the vision of corporates and capture regional opportunities via expansion, repositioning, M&A, turnarounds, and business culture transformations. He has successfully built a solid track record of success.

Reji served as the CEO at Al Anwar Holdings, a listed private equity company where he was able to turn the group around to register record growth and performance. 

He assumed charge when the company reported record losses and orchestrated a rebuilding that saw a record turnaround in profits in their corporate history. In 2016, the Oman Economic Review ranked him among the top 100 CEOs. 

He was previously associated with KPMG as their Director of Corporate Finance. A major chunk of his work experience has revolved around management/private equity/corporate finance over the past 2 decades.

Presently residing in Chennai, he is now a respected investor, advisor, social worker, and artist in his free time. He is the trustee and treasurer of Prathysaha ‘A Home of Hope’ which is an NGO for children with HIV/AIDS.  

Being a gifted artist he has held solo and group exhibitions. His works can be viewed on the website www.reji7000.com. His paintings were showcased in a month-long solo exhibition held in March 2018 which was sponsored by DakshinaChitra. 

His artworks have also been selected for the Affordable Art Fair in New York in 2018. 

In his free time, Reji enjoys a round of golf, indulges in scuba diving, practices martial arts, and relaxes with cycling.

He is an active member of The Chennai Angels and is also associated with The Madras Management Association and the TiE – Chennai Chapter.

Rohini Manian

Global Adjustments Private Ltd

Rohini Manian

Global Adjustments Private Ltd

Rohini Manian is the CEO of Global Adjustments, a premier relocation, cross-cultural, and real estate services company. She uses her western education and intrinsic Indian business acumen to serve both the FDI and Indian clients ably.

Rohini serves as the CEO of Global Adjustments Services Private Limited (GA). GA is a relocation and realty services company that provides support for expatriate families and Indians with real estate needs. They ease the path for individuals and corporates relocating to India for work.

They have successfully relocated, trained numerous Fortune 500 companies and diplomatic missions. Global Adjustments is based in India with six offices, besides having a few representatives working overseas in the US.

The top product is their monthly magazine, Culturama, which is the first and the only Indian culture and lifestyle magazine for expatriates and Indians alike.

Ranjeeth Rathod

An entrepreneur

Ranjeeth Rathod

An entrepreneur

An entrepreneur with deep skills and rich experience across various industries for last 20 years. He oversees diverse business verticals with interests in Property Development, Investments, Precious metals, Angel investing in start-ups and not the least crypto tech developments.

Starting his career back in 2001 after a graduation in M.B.A (Finance) from University of Wales, Cardiff, he then had started the precious metals imports business and quickly took the topline of the company to over 150 million $ annually.

In 2006, he forayed into Real estate and was blessed to have started this vertical with the largest township of Chennai with over 4500 homes in partnership with a listed conglomerate ‘Larsen and Toubro Ltd.’

He served as Alternate Director on the Board of this SPV until 2012, until he sold his stake to ‘Aditya Birla Real estate Fund.’ Thereon, started his own property development brand “DRA Homes” and since then he has delivered over 1200 homes and over 1 million sq. ft of commercial development in the city of Chennai. With over 100 employees and annual turnover of USD 30 million, DRA Homes is now amongst the top 10 developers of Chennai.

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Mr. Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian

distinguished professional background blending international experience and leadership in India.

Mr. Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian

distinguished professional background blending international experience and leadership in India.

After serving as a Systems Analyst in the US and obtaining a Green Card, he decided to return to India. In India, he took on leadership roles within the R&D and automation teams at Indchem Electronics, where he dedicated 19 years to his work.

His notable achievements include pioneering automation projects for major Indian media
and extensive SCADA projects for Indian Railways. Sai later served as President at the
Sanmar Group before shifting to support his wife’s startup and currently manages
Synergistix (India) Pvt. Ltd., which markets specialty chemicals across six verticals.


Educated with a B.Tech from REC Trichy and MS degrees from the University of Tulsa,
Sai is a Chennai resident with a strong community engagement, including roles in
various clubs and social organizations.

A music aficionado, technology enthusiast, avid reader, and dog lover, Sai is driven by a
desire to mentor and invest in the next generation of tech entrepreneurs.

Sameer Mehta

Chief Investment Director, Atlas Family

Sameer Mehta

Chief Investment Director, Atlas Family

Mr. Sameer Mehta (Sam) is the Chief Investment Director of the Atlas Family Office and the Vice Chairman of Dr. Mehta’s Hospitals (amongst India’s oldest and most respected private hospitals).  

Sam is the co-founder of a number of entities, including India Home Health Care, Arya Play Games, and Atlas Intelligence, and participates in various national healthcare and

investment advisory committees.  He serves on the boards of the Arya Fund, Proklean Technologies, IIT Madras Rural & Technology Incubator.   

Mr. Mehta brings over 2 decades of enterprise leadership, multinational operating, project management, governance, strategic consulting, investment management, and entrepreneurial experience within leading organizations like McKinsey & Company, Shell, and Fortune 10 and Family Business companies across multiple sectors (healthcare, education, energy, chemicals, food, technology, and retail) across Asia, Europe, Latin, and North America.  

He was a former venture advisor with TVS Capital and an election observer with the OSCE/UN. Mr. Mehta is a regular speaker and governing advisor at international conferences and symposiums on healthcare, family business succession, human behavior, clean-tech, wealth, and investment management across multiple continents. 

Mr. Mehta is the co-creator of the Values Game and the Fears Game.  He is a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD), The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and Entrepreneurs Organization (EO).   

Mr. Mehta has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, a Masters in Manufacturing Engineering Management, and Masters in Chemical Engineering.  Mr. Mehta is a Chartered Chemical Engineer (CEng) and Fellow (FEng) with the Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Professional European Engineer (EUR ING) with FEANI, a Chartered Scientist (CSci) with the Science Council, a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with the Society for the Environment and a Sainsbury Management Fellow (SMF) with the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. 

Mr. Mehta is married and is outnumbered with twin daughters and a cat.

Sanjay A Wadhwa

Owner & Managing Partner, Ap International

Sanjay A Wadhwa

Owner & Managing Partner, Ap International

Sanjay is the Managing Partner of AP International. He started his career with the family business of film and commercial finance which has been in existence since 1956. He has diversified the business and grown the media business, becoming one of the largest exporters of Tamil films from India.

In the course of his career, he has been involved with setting up Pyramid audio (a leading audio label in South India) and also has set up AnAk Exports Private Limited, a 100 percent EOU for the export of films in various digital formats.

AP International is present in all verticals of the entertainment industry except the production of films. They have cinemas in Sharjah, London, and Birmingham. AP International has a back catalogue of 450 Tamil and Malayalam films and has catered to home entertainment.

He completed his education at Don Bosco, Loyola College, Chennai, and his MBA in finance from the University of Scranton, the USA in 1987.

Sanjay is married to Vrinda, and have 2 children, his son Anish has graduated from the University of Warwick UK in Sept 2013 with his MS in business (finance and accounting) and his daughter is in Nottingham Trent University pursuing her MSc in Digital Marketing and Social Media.

Sanjay Lulla

Founder, S.M. Lulla Industries Worldwide Private Ltd

Sanjay Lulla

Founder, S.M. Lulla Industries Worldwide Private Ltd

Sanjay Lulla is the founder of S.M.LULLA INDUSTRIES WORLDWIDE, established in 1987, engaged in the manufacturing of high fashion leather garments & exporting to leading brands around the world. 

The company has a workforce of 1500 employees over seven factories. He is a first generation entrepreneur & has received multiple awards at the national level for his excellence in the industry. 

His passion to maintain high standards with zero compromise on quality combined with a flair to understand the market and it’s ever changing needs has been the force behind the success of his company.

He also runs a real estate business mainly involved in the construction & leasing of industrial warehouses in Chennai. 

He is the financial director of S4Carlisle publishing services, a Knowledge process outsourcing company.

Sanjay is an alumnus from Loyola College chennai.

Santhanakrishnan TR

Owner, Kalpataru Ventures Private Ltd

Santhanakrishnan TR

Owner, Kalpataru Ventures Private Ltd

TRS is the Founder/Chairman of:

(a) Kalpataru Ventures Private Limited (www.ktaru.com) of Mauritius, an early-stage investor in sunrise industries in the US and India.
(b) DataTracks Services Limited (www.datatracks.com) of India, the worldwide leader in providing a cloud-based platform for automated preparation of compliance reports with operations in the US, EU, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Singapore, and India regulatory regimes.
(c) TaurusQuest Global Services Private Limited (www.taurusquest.com) of India, managers of business processes.

TRS is a member of the Harvard Alumni Angels Association.

Earlier, TRS was a member of the Board and CFO of Sutherland Global Services Inc in Rochester, NY. Prior to that TRS was CFO of Sify Limited in Chennai.

TRS was part of the management team that took Sify public in the US; raised funds in a successful public offering and several follow on offerings. Earlier, TRS held various positions in Shell International Petroleum Corporation in Finance and Technology areas.

TRS is a Chartered Accountant, a Cost Accountant (with J N Bose Gold medal for best performance in India), and holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from the University of Madras (with the first rank in University).

TRS completed the three years Owner/President Management Program of Harvard Business School.

TRS and his wife Radhika live in Singapore.

Santoash Rajaram

Co-Founder – Spraoi.ai

Santoash Rajaram

Co-Founder - Spraoi.ai

Santoash completed his Masters in Information Systems Management at Carnegie Mellon University and his Bachelors Of Information Technology at Madras University.

He is a seasoned technologist and has spent over a decade leading advanced technology development teams. Recently, Santoash co-founded a company called spraoi.ai which develops ML/AI solutions for insurance companies in the US. Prior to that he spent about a decade working for Apple, leading their Digital Supply Chain team.

He has invested in and advised several startups.

These are some of the organizations he works with today: Afthonia Labs (Fintech Incubator), BlockSurvey, Monech, GoAskJay.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family (wife and two kids). He enjoys travelling, hiking and reading.

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