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Ramakrishnan Ramamurthy

Mr. Ramakrishnan Ramamurthy serves as the Principal Associate of GMR Group – Chairman’s Office for the last four years and is responsible for driving business strategy, policies, systems, and processes and integration of various businesses in the group. A well-known management professional with 48 years of rich experience with decisive leadership skills and quantifiable achievements in the area of Strategic Planning, Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestment. Having worked in the manufacturing sector in Engineering, Agri and Infrastructure verticals, Mr. Ramamurthy developed processes from wing-to-wing both in India and abroad.

Mr. Ramamurthy earned his graduate degree in Commerce, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. He is also a certified Mentor and Coach for various leaders and Family Business advisors. A large part of his career – about 20 years, has been with Murugappa group. He has served as a Managing Director for GMR Industries, Chief Executive in Sanmar Engineering, President of Mytrah Energy Ltd and was responsible for business building between 2011 to 2014.


Mr. Vikram brings more than 16 years of rich experience across business verticals. A Chartered Accountant, holding a Masters degree in Commerce, Vikram’s career started at GE Capital (A General Electric subsidiary), in their US and Bangalore office, with their financial planning and analysis team. He then moved on to MAPE Advisory Group, a leading Investment Bank, where he spent over 9 years, heading their Chennai Office. He has evaluated various businesses across sectors and closed M&A and Fund-Raising deals worth over $1.5bn.


Mr. G. K. Pillai is credited as one of the acclaimed management leaders who is a well-known name in both the public and private sector industries. In his current role, Mr. Pillai serves as a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Walchandnagar Industries Limited, Pune. Graduating from BITS Pilani in 1973, Mr. Pillai started his career in the field of Control Valves with Instrumentation Limited, Palakkad, Kerala as a Graduate Engineer Trainee and continued till 1994 and became a Dy. General Manager. Post that, he joined Fisher Sanmar Limited at Chennai – a U.S. Joint Venture and rose to become the Chief Executive. He also served as the Chief Executive of Tyco Sanmar at Chennai. Thereafter he was selected as the Chairman & MD of one of the large central PSU- Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd. at Ranchi and during his 5 -year tenure, Mr. Pillai turned around the company which was a perennially sick company. He was also given the additional charge as the Chairman & Managing Director of HMT Machine Tools Ltd. Bangalore.

Mr. Pillai has been bestowed upon with several national and international awards, including the “SCOPE Excellence Award” in October 2009, which was presented by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

Vidhya Chandrasekaran

Ms. Vidhya holds a PG degree in Computer Applications and master’s degree in Business Analytics (Great Lakes Institute of Management). She is working as the Engineering Manager with Global Data Science in Paypal, India. She has earlier worked with Lister Technologies, Bank of America, etc and gained rich experience. Vidhya has extensive experience in Database Architecture, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics. She is also mentoring Machine learning projects for Great Lakes Institute of Management.

Having served various roles as a Database Developer, Database Architect, Performance Lead, Machine Learning Consultant and Project Manager. She has led the Data and Analytics practice since inception helping the business transform their Marketing strategies with Big Data and Machine learning solutions. An continuous and curious learner has several certifications specializing in Machine learning and Blockchain and Cloud Technologies.