Board of Advisiory
Members of CITEP Board of Advisory
Padma Shri M. Rafeeque Ahmed
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
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. H. Purushotham, M.Tech., MBA, Ph.D
Dr. H. Purushotham, M.Tech., MBA, Ph.D– Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) an Enterprise of Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR). He also holds additional charge of Director General of Consultancy Development Centre (CDC) an Autonomous Institution under DSIR; both the institutions are under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. He was trained at Venture Capital Institute Washington on Venture Funding and National Business Incubation Association USA on Incubators Design and Development. He was member of Investment Committees of many VC firms (UTI, ASSCENT INDIA FUND, GVFL, APIDC VENTUREAST, SCICOM) and Government bodies (DST, DSIR, MoMSME, MHRD, TIFAC, TDB, CSIR, IITs etc.) promoting Innovations and held several top level Engineering / Management / Leadership positions in the Industry, Research and Consultancy.
Dr. Vinod Surana
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.
Dr. Jacob Crasta
Dr. Jacob Crasta, Founder Chairman – CME Group, Co-Chairman – ASSOCHAM (Southern Council), Former President – FKCCI, KASSIA, PIA and Member – Prime Minister’s SME Council.
Mr. Hariesh Manaadiar
Mr. Hariesh Manaadiar – Founder of Shipping and Freight Resource, South Africa is in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over a quarter of a century and worked in several sectors of the industry like clearing & forwarding, vessel operations, stowage planning, equipment control, sales and marketing and management, in various countries. A world-renowned professional in shipping, freight, and logistic industry providing shipping education and training and hosting the latest developments in the industry through his block being followed by millions of people around the world. Have authored ‘Beginners Guide to Importing’, ‘The Essential Guide to Cargo Damage’ and several articles related to shipping and logistics management.
Dr. A.S. Elavarasan F.C.A (Prince)
Dr. A.S. Elavarasan F.C.A (Prince), FASPA Management Consultancy is founded and led by Dr. A.S. Elavarasan F.C.A (Prince) who brings over 20 years of diverse International experience. He brings hands-on and directional experience in Business development, Financial and Accounting management, Auditing and a broad-spectrum of business consulting and International Taxation including Excise Tax and VAT. He has conducted various corporate training sessions and is a senior management consultant for companies in UAE and abroad. He has advised companies across various sectors such as Manufacturing, IT & Telecom, Infrastructure, Energy, Hospitality, Real Estate, Construction and Insurance. Besides UAE, ASPA is having their international presence through their offices in Bahrain, United Kingdom, Singapore, India, Hong Kong. Dr. A.S. Elavarasan is also the founder and Partner of M/s. ASP Auditing, Dubai, UAE; Partner of M/s. Elavarasan Chandrasekar & Co, (Chennai and Coimbatore, India), Founder of M/s. ASP Sons and Enterprises Pvt Ltd., Tamilnadu, India, and founder of M/s. Soundaryam General Trading LLC, Dubai, UAE.
Dr. C. Manohar
Dr. C. Manohar – Dean, ISBR and former Secretary General, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangalore
Mr. Rakesh K. Dadhich
Mr. Rakesh K. Dadhich, CEO and Founder of Indglobal Consultancy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. India’s Top and Bangalore’s Best and highest award-winning E-commerce, Mobile apps development, premium Web applications and Digital Marketing company with top global brands as its clientele. Rakesh Dadhich, who established Indglobal in 2010, with a mission to deliver astonishing performance and excellent digital marketing solutions for their treasured clients. Their prolific eight years of vast experience helps them in serving better solutions to their customers in a cost-effective way. Indglobal is a decade old, award winning, full service – digital transformation agency with cutting-edge capabilities and comprehensive expertise to deliver business transformations with immense success worldwide. They leverage their knowledge base to deliver solutions that meet customers’ needs, business and budget expectations.
Dr. M.G. Chandrakanth
Dr. M.G. Chandrakanth – Former Dean, College of Agriculture, Leader of Team of Excellence in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Professor and University Head of Agricultural Economics, Ciriacy-Wantrup Fellow, DAAD visiting professor, Erasmus Mundus visiting scholar, Member of Academic Council, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore.
Prof. K. R. Nath. [K.Raveendra Nath]
Prof. K. R. Nath. [K.Raveendra Nath], Director & Registrar of IIMS [Institute of Industrial Management Studies] which is an offshoot of IIMS Foundation® a group of educational Institutions under Fr. Mathew’s group of Institutions. He is a professional in the field of International Business with focus on International trade, Supply Chain Management with almost 37 years of working experience. Mr. Nath has conducted many Management Development Programmes and in-company training programmes for the benefit of Industries. He is Guest/Visiting faculty for many Business schools like Indus Business Academy, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Wellingkar Institute of Management Development & Research, Bangalore, IFIM B School, Bangalore.
Mr. T.V. Rao
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
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
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. Also Managing Director of B-Accuracy Infotech. Having more than 27 years rich trade experience and guest faculty handling international trade related topics.
Dr. S.K. Mathur
Dr. S.K. Mathur, B.E., Ph.D (IIM, Bangalore) – Dr. S.K. Mathur 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.
Dr. Shrikar Dole
Dr. Shrikar Dole, 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
Prof. Dr. K.N.Selvaraj, Ph.D. PDF – 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.
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. N.R. Mamale Desai, Professor of Agricultural Economics & Head, Agri Business & Export Knowledge Centre, University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad-580005, Karnataka (India).
Mr. S. Ganapathee, Managing Director, Royal Vision Investment Limited, Ljala Estate, Agbado / Ljoko Road, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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.