Chief Mentor – Poornatha
Chairman – Aparajitha Group
Dr. Bharath Krishna Sankar is the Chairman of Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Ltd, headquartered at Madurai: which is into HR and Compliances related KPO services. Bharath is a postgraduate in Commerce, a national gold medalist (topper in both Inter and Final) in Chartered Accountancy and an Associate of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. His doctoral thesis is on “Determinants of entrepreneurship and its impact on MSME sector sustainability in Madurai district”. He is a two term Director of Indian Bank, India’s seventh largest bank. He is also the chairman of Indian Banks Audit Committee and is part of 9 other committees of the bank. Bharath started Aparajitha about twenty years back, the group has grown from just 10 people and a turnover of about 20 lakhs to a group of 1400 core staff and over 8000 deputed staff with a turnover of over 350 crores for year ending March 2020. The operations are spread all over India with operations covering about 1500 locations, with 27 branch offices across India. He is the Past Chairman of the Madurai Zone of CII and was the recipient of TiE Chennai’s “Entrepreneur of the year” award for 2015. Aparajitha Foundations, a trust promoted by the group, has started ‘‘Tim Tim Tara” with a vision of creating a transformational change through awareness at the school level by giving school students an exposure to skills which are extremely important in life, but not covered by the regular curriculum. This started in Tamil Nadu and the Hindi version has now spread to 11 states and 2 union territories, reaching over 6 crores students in 4 languages (Hindi, Tamil, Gujrati and English) through live relay facility as part of the States’ life skills curriculum. (aparajitha.org)Bharath is an exceptional coach and highly sought-after mentor. He is the chief mentor at Poornatha, a business and leadership education company that trains MSMEs. He started this journey by mentoring a group of entrepreneurs, through a programme called Journey in Joy, that covered 27 entrepreneurs across Tamil Nadu state. Under his guidance Poornatha has reached out to 1000+ entrepreneurs across India (10 states), with programs available in 10 major Indian languages and 2 International languages (English and French). He is a Founding Board Member of Michigan Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs, USA. He is on the Governing Board of Thiagarajar School of Management. He penned a column ‘Smilingly yours’ in The Hindu –Metroplus, which was a series of management insights for young entrepreneurs and established businessmen alike.
Member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council and Co-author of ‘Economics of Derivatives’, and ‘Derivatives’
Anantha-Nageswaran graduated with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1985. He obtained a doctoral degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts in 1994 for his work on the empirical behavior of exchange rates. Between 1994 and 2004, he worked for Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS) and Credit Suisse in Switzerland and in Singapore. In July 2006, he joined Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. in Singapore as the Head of Research for Asia. In March 2009, he was appointed as the Chief Investment Officer for the bank. Since July 2011, he has been a writer, consultant and teacher. He is an adjunct faculty with the Singapore Management University and with the Wealth Management Institute at the Nanyang Technological University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of several companies in India and Singapore. His co-authored book, ‘Economics of Derivatives’ and ‘Derivatives’ were published by the Cambridge University Press in March 2015 and October 2017 respectively. Another co-authored work, ‘Can India grow?’ has been published by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in November 2016. He writes a weekly column for MINT, an Indian financial daily, on Tuesdays www.livemint.com ) and is an active blogger at www.thegoldstandardsite.wordpress.com.He has been appointed as a member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council from October 2019.
MD of TVS Supply Chain Solutions Limited
Mr. R Dinesh, 53, is the fourth generation TVS Family member, has worked his way up the organization ladder – as is the tradition in the family. A Commerce Graduate and an Associate Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He is the Managing Director of TVS Logistics Services Limited and Joint Managing Director of T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Private Limited. Apart from the above, he is also Director for various joint ventures and subsidiaries of these companies. He has been elected as the Chairman for CII Southern Region for the year 2018-2019. Mr. Dinesh is also the Chairman – Logistics Sector Skill Council & CII Institute of Logistics Advisory Council (2018-19). Mr. Dinesh has won many awards including, ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award for ‘Services’ category by Ernst & Young in February 2017. He is also the recipient of TiECON’s ‘Next Gen Entrepreneur of the year 2014’ award and ‘Emerging Entrepreneur’ award by CII in 2010. Mr. Dinesh, often referred as ‘game changer’ within the fraternity, has started TVS Logistics (TVS LSL) in 2004. Since then under his able leadership the company has grown multifold to become a billion-dollar company in 2017. TVS LSL is the first company to get private equity funding within the group. TVS Logistics has presence across the globe, making it a truly global company and serving customers in over 50 countries. TVS LSL employs around 19,000 strong work force in India. It’s UK arm also provides over 2500 jobs in the UK. Currently, the companies under his management have a turnover of around USD 2 Billion and employ more than 25,000 people. Mr. Dinesh has been instrumental in expanding his companies’ operations globally and has set up subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Thailand, Bangladesh, United States of America, South Africa, Singapore, China and Australia.
Chief Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital and Founder of Livewell Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. Aravind Srinivasan holds a Graduates degree in Medicine from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore and MS (Ophthalmology) from Aravind Eye Institute and Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai. Having worked in the medical field, he also has a passion for management. He holds an MBA with specialization in strategy from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. After his MBA, he took over as the Administrator of Aravind Eye Care System and was instrumental in bringing changes to the various facets of the organization. From 2011, he is serving the organization in the role of Director-Projects of Aravind Eye Care System. He sits on Board of ‘Govel Trust’ that runs the Aravind Eye Hospitals. From 2017, he is leading the Aravind Eye Hospital Chennai as Chief Medical Officer. On the clinical front, Dr. Aravind is a high-volume cataract surgeon. And in Non-Clinical aspects, he is innovating, executing and working with all stake holders in the respective branches to ensure harmony in work, mentoring staff to invent and implement innovations in areas of need to ensure better patient-centred care. He is involved in teaching eye health management courses. He is also a resource person for Indian Institute of Management IIM and Mentor for the MBA students of Wharton School of Business and University of Michigan. Besides administration of the hospitals and grooming managers, Dr.Aravind also evaluates new projects and ensures replication of the “ARAVIND Way” – As a Trainer and Mentor at Management courses, he contributes in extending the Aravind Model of high volume, high quality, affordable cost eye care to developing nation. He is the recipient of QIMPRO GOLD STANDARD 2017 Award in the category - Role Model Leader for World-Class Quality in the field of health care. He has also received the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2013 by the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research. He is the founder of LiveWell, an Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine which strives hard to improve the lives of people affected with stroke.Dr. Aravind has published several research papers in Peer Reviewed International and State Journals.<https://aravind.org/doctors/dr-s-aravind/#1549962585170-20ef3273-ae18026a-561b