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After graduating from Shri Ram College of Commerce in 1989, he completed his articles from Price Waterhouse and got an all-India rank in the Intermediate as well as Final chartered accountancy examinations.
After qualifying in 1992, he spent five years working in his family business, OCL India Limited. After familiarizing himself with several businesses in the Group, he assumed responsibility for the overall management of the cement operations, which he ran till 1998.
In 1999, he separated out of the OCL India Group and started the investment advisory business. He was the chief architect of the takeover bid made by Renaissance Estates Limited on GESCO Corporation Limited. This attracted wide coverage in the media for unlocking shareholder value.
He moved into private equity in 2003. Revathi Equipment and Semac Consultants were amongst the investments made by him. He provides strategic direction to the investee companies. He also guides the senior management teams of these companies on various aspects of the business.
She has been helping the company with setting some key priorities as well as running the giving back program.
1984-85 – Project Manager, Chemfab Group:
He was instrumental in setting up the first Membrane Cell Caustic Soda manufacturing plant in India at Pondicherry. Also set up a Potassium and Sodium Chlorate plant in Pondicherry.
As part of Chemfab Group, he was involved with the Government of India in preparing the preliminary work for building a facility to produce Cryogenic Fuel for Rockets and Military applications.
Chairman & Managing Director of Livia Polymer Bottles Pvt. Ltd., Mandaiyur Salai, Mandaiyur, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu.
Having been one of the pioneers in manufacturing and technology of PET bottles and containers in India, Livia Polymer today is one of the largest PET bottles manufacturing companies in the country. Capability to manufacture PP bottles has been added in recent years. The products of Livia Polymer go under the brand names LivPET and LivPOP. The Company celebrated its Silver Jubilee recently.
In recognition of his outstanding professional contributions, the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli conferred on him “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Venture.
His earnest involvement on the social side brought him “Leadership Trophy” as the Best National President of Round Table India at the World Council of Service Clubs Conference in Adelaide, Australia and, “Distinguished Service Award” and “Southern Star Award” for his outstanding contribution to the Round Table Movement, beyond the call of duty.
The above apart, he held positions as Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, Trichy Zone and Member of Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
He is a finance professional, held several senior positions in multiple group of organizations like L&T Group, Sanmar Group, American Express Bank both in India and abroad and specifically, have been responsible for some or all of these functions – Finance & Treasury, Direct & Indirect Taxation, Secretarial, M&A, Investor Relations, Information Technology, Commercial, Operations, Marketting.
He has 38 years experience in the Construction and Mining Industry.
He served as General Manager and Country Head with Atlas Copco India Ltd for Construction and Mining Equipment Business Area in India for a period of 15 years. During this period he grew the business manifolds, introduced new high technology products and successfully integrated the Ingersol Rand Drilling business.
For a period of 3 years, as Vice President Global for Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment, a company within Atlas Copco Group, he was responsible for the business operations globally for the business unit. Strong business development with focus on building the brand and an effective distribution network in key markets.
His core expertise is in International Operations, Acquisition Integration, Business Strategy and Brand Development.