Shri. Nikhil Sen belongs to that rare breed of professional leaders in today’s business world… a one-organization man, who has then moved on to becoming a successful business entrepreneur with Unibic Biscuits India. He has risen from the role of a Management Trainee in Britannia through the sales team culminating in his appointment as Head of domestic as well as exports sales in 1990. He also managed the marketing function of one of India’s most visible and vibrant companies. In early 2000, after business leadership stints in the SBUs he has risen to lead one of India’s most trusted brands and most sought after Food companies….. with a sales turnover of around Rs.15 billion and profits of around Rs.2 billion as Chief Operating Officer. He then moved on to become a founder share holder for Unibic Biscuits in India. Under his stewardship the company has been able to carve a niche for itself at the premium end of the cookie market. Shri. Nikhil Sen is a strategist of repute. When Britannia was, despite its highly visible state, becoming a niche player in the premium segment Mr. Sen is credited to have co-authored the strategy of re inventing brand Britannia and launch of Tiger brand in the mass market. Tiger is India’s very own creation and contribution to the Biscuit world and its mercuric rise and mammoth success is believed to have led Britannia’s Global associate to invite Mr. Sen and his team to the South East Asian countries to replicate Tiger in those countries. His strategic initiatives include “Britannia for a life time” which made the brand relevant to various age groups through a detailed cohort analysis. This resulted in Britannia successfully straddling both ends of the spectrum i.e. health and staples on the one hand fulfilling hunger appeasement and snacking and indulgence fulfilling oral gratification on the other.
Commander Suresh graduated from the National Defence Academy, Pune and is the recipient of the President’s Sword of Honour for being the All Round Best Naval Officer in 1961. He has fought three major wars, i.e. 1961 Goa Liberation, 1965 and in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War, was awarded the Vishishta Seva Medal by the President of India. He is a qualified Master Mariner (India) and Master Mariner (U.K.). He is an Art of Living Teacher since 2000 and an Advance course teacher since 2008.. During Guruji’s visit in 2006, as the Chief Convener, he was responsible for co-ordinating and staging 1200 ‘Mohiniyattom Dancers’ in a single stage which won the entry into the Guinness World Record Book. He is also the Chairman of the Apex Body of Kerala since June 2007 and looks after all the SSRVM Schools in Kerala.
Dr. A. Lakshman Rao (President of Sri Sri University) is the former Chief Operating Officer of Wipro Technologies. Dr. Rao joined Wipro’s Information Technology business as a founder member in 1980 and contributed significantly towards building a R&D team. From 1993 to 1996, he worked as Vice President (Technical) at Wipro Systems and played an important role in building competence in Client/Server and Object technologies. During this period, he was instrumental in building a number of business practices from scratch. Testing services, business intelligence, data warehousing and e-Enabling are some of them. As group Vice President and Chief Technology officer of Wipro from 1996–1999, he implemented ISO 9000 compliant quality processes across the Software Divisions of Infotech Group. He has also driven the SEI CMM initiative enabling Wipro to become the first SEI CMM Level 5 Software Services Company in the world. In Oct 2000, Dr. Rao took over the leadership of Telecom and Internetworking Solutions Division and steered the business through multifold growth to its present prominent position.In June 2005, the then CEO of Wipro Technologies, Vivek Paul quit, and Dr. Rao was appointed the COO. From June 2005 to September 2008 he worked as the Chief Operating Officer, with the responsibility for Product Engineering business (about one billion dollar revenues), CIO & CTO functions, Admin & Facilities and Japan & China Geographies sales & Operations. Dr. Rao also worked as an Advisor to Wipro Technologies from October 2008 to September 2009. In September 2009, Dr. Rao retired from Wipro after 29 years of service. He is currently an independent advisor to a few IT services companies. On 9th June, 2011, Dr. Rao joined Trianz board of directors. Prior to Wipro, he worked in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. from 1973–1980 and was associated with the development of Operating Systems and Compilers for ECIL computers. Dr. Rao has delivered the keynote speech at the 2nd World Congress on Software Quality in Japan in 2000. He was also a guest speaker at the Project Management Conferences held in Japan & USA. He has been elected a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering for distinguished contribution to Computer Science & Engineering. Dr. Rao did his M.Sc. and PhD (in Nuclear Physics) from Andhra University, India
Smt. J Mohanasundari started her teaching career in Selam Sri Sarada College and moved on to teach in Coimbatore Institute of Technology for 14yrs. In 1992, she moved from teaching to develop her entrepreneurial skills plunging into business with her husband Rotarian PHF K Jaganathan for manufacturing of brand little Master Mini Monobloc Pump and Brand Welding Electrodes by KAYJAY SHARP TRENDYS & SHARP ELECTRODES PVT LTD respectively. Her husband persuaded her to pursue a post graduation degree in Management. While being in business she did her MBA empowering her to hone her business acumen. Today Smt. J Mohanasundari admirably manages both the businesses in exemplary fashion. Both companies are in growth mode. Being a lady she encourages a number of women employees from the nearby villages for operating CNC machines, Automated Coil Winding Machines and Manufacturing Brand Monobolc Pumps. She is Board member in Avinashilingam JSS, Trustee in Sharp I.T.C, Member in FICCI ladies Organisation (FLO) & Member in Inner Wheel Club of Coimbatore West.
Shri Mahesh Poddar enjoys respect in the Wire Industry in our country. He shared his vision & knowledge as Chairman in organization like Steel Wire Manufacturer’s Association of India, Kolkata for three consecutive years. Shri Poddar is active in Social and Political Organizations also. Shri Poddar is Treasurer of Jharkhand Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party for last 5 years. Professionally he has been nominated as Director at WAI (Wire Association International, Inc.), USA, an international body of wire industry professionals. He has traveled widely in India and abroad to the countries like USA, Japan, Germany, Spain, China, Singapore, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and represented India at National Convention of Japanese YMCA in Kyoto, Japan.
Shri. Basant Kumar Periwal completed his graduation in B.Com (Hons) from St Xavier’s college Kolkata. He has a Textile Trading Agency since 1973, and was an Apex Body Member in West Bengal from 2007 to 2010.He is a recipient of many awards in sports. He is also a member of 2 renowned Clubs in Kolkata.
Gautam Chellaram is an industrialist of repute in the shipping industry and currently directs the commercial operations of KC Maritime from Hong Kong. With a strong background in commerce and people management, Gautam brings to the SSRVM Trust international experience, scalable growth and professional management. He joined KC Maritime in 2001 and was appointed Commercial Director in 2005.