Chairman & Independent Director
V. Ravichandar is the Chairman and Non-Executive, Independent Director of our
Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and a post graduate diploma in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with the Company since 2007 and has 42+ years of experience in the consulting industry. He is currently the Chairman and Managing director of Feedback Business Consulting Services Private Limited which he joined in 1988.
Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Robert Bosch (India) Limited, Bengaluru as head, market research and pricing from 1981 - 1988 and with Shriram Refrigeration Industries, Hyderabad, as a R&D engineer from 1978-1979.
He holds the position of Honorary Consul, Republic of Slovenia for Karnataka, and is associated with the Bengaluru City Corporation Restructuring Committee and the Bengaluru Vision Group set up by Government of Karnataka.
Sukumar Srinivas is the Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Loyola College, Chennai, University of Madras, and a post graduate diploma in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.He has been associated with our Company since its incorporation and has 39+ years of experience in the building products industry. He was the immediate past President of The Karnataka Pipe Dealer’s Association and continues to be an office bearer.
B. Jayaraman is the Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He is a Chartered Accountant,
All India rank holder, with 40+ years of experience in various aspects of Finance and Business. He started his career in 1976 in Sundaram-Clayton, a TVS group Company, in Chennai. Transferred on promotion to TVS Motors, Hosur in 1985.
In Dec 1986 was promoted as Finance Controller in TVS Electronics which was being set up for manufacture of Computer Peripherals in Tumkur, Karnataka. Played a key role in IPO of the Company which included a NRI component of Rs. 2 crores.
In 1995 quit TVS and joined as Finance Controller and CFO of Saginaw Steering Systems in Delphi Automotive Systems (a GM company) in Bangalore. After 1 year of travelling quit in year 2000. In year 2000, joined Ingersoll-Rand India Ltd, a public company listed on Bombay Stock Exchange, as CFO of India region. He was a key member of India leadership team. Retired in Dec 2013. In Feb 2014, joined TVS Capital Funds a Private Equity Fund as Sr. Advisor. He was a member of Karnataka State Council of CII for 7 years during which time headed the Tax and Economic Affairs panel and for last 2 years the Environment panel.
Chandu Nair is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Madras University and a post graduate diploma in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with our Company since 2015 and has over 39+ years of experience in business consultancy, information and media. He was the co-founder and director of Scope e-Knowledge Centre between 1989 – 2011 and the co-founder and director of e-Chem.com Limited between 1999 – 2002. Previously, he was associated with Business World magazine between 1987-1989 and with Asian Paints between 1983-1987. He is currently a committee member of and an advisor to Fulcrum Venture Fund, a principal at Chesapeake, an independent financial advisory company, with offices in New York and Bengaluru, and is on the board of directors of Menterra Venture Advisors Private Limited. He is also a member of TiE, Chennai and the Chennai Angels.
Jayashri Murali is a Non-Executive, Independent Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor degree in arts in English literature and a bachelor’s degree in law, from Madras University. She is currently enrolled with the Karnataka State Bar Council as an advocate. She has been associated with our company since 2015 and has over 36+ years of experience. She was associated with N Jayaraman, advocate for more than 15 years and held the post of a partner of M/s. N Jayaraman advocates from 1995 till 2003. Thereafter, she was associated with AZB and Partners, Bengaluru for two years. She is currently undertaking independent practice under the name and style of ‘Chambers of Jayashri Murali’.
C Ravikumar is an Executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor degree in science from Bangalore University. He has been associated with our Company since 1995, having joined as a senior manager. He was appointed as a director of the Company in 2001. He has 35+ years of experience in the steel pipes and building products industry. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Shankara Steel and Tubes, and Gemini Steel Tubes Limited. He is currently a member of the Karnataka Pipe Dealers Association.
RSV. Siva Prasad
Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
RSV Siva Prasad is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of our Company. He is a Science Graduate from Andhra University and a Masters’ Degree in science in Zoology from the Bhopal University. He also holds a Diploma in Business Management from the Rajendran Prasad Institute of Communication Studies, Bombay. He has been associated with the Company since 1995, having joined as a senior manager, and has total 39 years of experience in the field of sales. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Shivmoni Steel Tubes Limited.