Board of Advisiory

Members of CITEP Board of Advisory





Padma Shri M. Rafeeque Ahmed –  President, FICCI, Tamil Nadu; President, All India Skins & Hides Tanners & Merchants Association, Chennai; Chairman, Ambur Economic Development Organization Ltd, Ambur; Director, Indian Institute of Leather Products, Chennai; Director, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai; Vice president, Anjuman e himayat e islam, Chennai; Chairman, Council of Leather Exports, India, Past President and Member, Managing Committee, FIEO; Chairman, Ambur Trade Centre,Ambur.  Currently also President of Southern India Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice President, FIEO.


Er. K. Mariappan B.E., C.Eg(I), M.I.E.,  F.I.V.  – A widely-travelled technocrat, industrialist and a leading spokesperson for the cause of MSME industrial development.  Managing Director-Steel Cluster Services Salem (P) Ltd. Industrialist, Exporter and Importer. President: The Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Salem; Salem District Small Scale & Tiny Industries Association(SADISSTIA); National Council Member; SME Forum India, Mumbai and Immediate Past President of Salem Productivity Council and serving as a member in various Advisory Committees formed by the Central and State Governments and other organisations for entrepreneurship and MSME Development.


Dr. Vinod Surana Partner and CEO of Surana & Surana International Attorneys, Chennai – a reputed international law firm ranked among the top 10 law firms in India for the past 12 consecutive years and among the top law firms in South East Asia; Has qualified from three prestigious international Universities of UK and USA apart from India’s top management institutions; Conferred with the prestigious “Viswa Yuva Ratna” title in 2010; Conferred with the prestigious “Yuva Pratibha Shodh Sadhana Seva Samman” award in 2011; Conferred with the prestigious “Rajasthan Yuva Ratna” title in 2012; First non-American to be elected as President of the International Law Students Association, USA – an association of professors, judges, lawyers and students as members from over 85 countries.


Mr. M.S.S. Ravi, B.E.Chem, Dip. in Astro. – Retired as Additional Director, in the Department of Industries & Commerce. 31 years’ experience. 5 years’ experience as Additional Director in Tamil Nadu Industrial Guidance & Export Promotion Bureau, Chennai. Accredited Entrepreneurial Motivation Trainer from NIESBUD, New Delhi.


Dr. Jacob Crasta, Founder Chairman – CME Group, Co-Chairman – ASSOCHAM (Southern Council), Former President – FKCCI, KASSIA, PIA and Member Prime Minister’s SME Council.


Dr. M.G. Chandrakanth, Professor of Agricultural Economics and Principal Investigator, TOE-NRE and Ford Foundation Project, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore – 560 065


Dr. N.R. Mamale Desai, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Head, Agri Business & Export Knowledge Centre, University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka (India).


Dr. C. Manohar, Dean, ISBR and former Secretary General, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangalore.


Mr. S. Ganapathee, Managing Director, Royal Vision Investment Limited, Ljala Estate, Agbado / Ljoko Road, Ogun State, Nigeria.


Mr. Rakesh K. Dadhich, Founder & CEO, Ind global Digital Pvt Ltd, 2nd Floor, UMA Admiralty, Bannerghatta road, BTM Layout,  Landmark – above hdfc bank, opposite  Sagar Hospital road,Bangalore – 560029


Mr. T.V. Rao, Ex-Director, EXIM Bank of India.


Hasnain Mohamedali – CEO – Wig-O-Mania UK :  An eminent Branding expert having 25+ years of rich Branding, Business, Banking, Foreign Exchange & Finance Experience.  Extensively travelled and worked in Dubai, Hong Kong, India and United Kingdom since 1988 with reputed corporates.


Dr. E. Murali Darshan – Managing Director, EMD Export Import Solutions Pvt. Ltd – a noted academic, policy advisor and foreign trade analyst, did his PhD on Impact of WTO on India’s International Trade special reference to Services Exports.   Served as a faculty in IIFT and a faculty member at University of Memphis and Ashland University.


Rtn. K.S. KAMALUDEEN – Managing Director, Blue Bharath Exim Private Limited & B-Accuracy Infotech – Founder and Managing Director of Blue Bharath Exim Private Limited, a Government of India recognized Export House and doing international trade business for more than two decades. Seasoned businessman having given interview and written articles related to international trade in leading magazines; Managing Director of B-Accuracy Infotech having more than 27 years rich and guest faculty handling international trade related topics with reputed Government, Educational and other agencies.


Dr. Shrikar Dole, an expert in International Trade and in formulation of sustainability policies. An M.B.A. in International Business and Ph.D. in International Trade Relations with further specialization in international trade from CBI, Netherlands and Euro Academy, Belgium. Dr. Dole is an eminent speaker on international trade, clean technologies and sustainability in various forums like Asia Society, Kellogg’s Institute, US India Business Council, Euro chambers, Press and TV.  He is an Associate with Environment Management Centre, and Member of the Board of Advisers of IFAT India, Wastech Exhibitions as well as a member of Board of Studies of NMIMS Global Access School for continuing studies.  Dr.  Dole is an ex-Air Force Fighter Pilot.


Prof. Dr. K.N.Selvaraj, Ph.D. PDF (IIFT, New Delhi & Virginia Tech, USA), Professor of Agricultural Economics (Trade &IP), Department of Market Extension, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641003 and Adjunct Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand; Involved in preparation of Agricultural Policy for Tamil Nadu; Involved in patent drafting of agricultural inventions either products or processes for patent; Registration of TNAU crop varieties under Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act; Identification of Geographical Indications (GI) products for registration under GI; Expert Member of Consultative Group of Geographical Indications Registry for two products (aromatic rice from Kerala, India); External expert – UNCTAD; Suggesting trade policies to State Planning Commission and State Government.


Dr. S.K. Mathur, B.E., Ph.D (IIM, Bangalore) is endowed with not only a rich managerial experience of about 30 years including at top management levels, but also with formal management training abroad and global exposure through participation and presenting of papers at international conferences in UK,USA, Italy, Singapore and Malaysia. Chief Engineer (MIS &IT), Regional Manager and Executive Director (MIS & IT) AP State Road Transport Corporation. Dr. Mathur has also had 15 years academic experience which includes his tenure as Director of Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade (BIFT), Hyderabad for four years and as Programme Director and Advisor for the two-year full time PGDM –International Business Programme at the Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad, one of India’s leading premier Business Schools. Dr. Mathur has also been the Chairman of IPE’s Curriculum Redesign Committee for all the Post Graduate programmes in management of IPE.