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Principal Consultants and Advisors

Mr. Sivaram Swamy
Mr. Sivaram Swamy, is a former General Manager of Indian Overseas Bank. A veteran of the banking sector, he is attributed to several key initiatives at the bank, including drafting the Manual on Organisation and Management covering the systems and procedures for controlling offices of the bank. In his illustrious career, he has handled several departments of the bank and across various locations in India and abroad. Post retirement, he is currently serving as Faculty adviser with IOB Staff college, STEM outsourcing and is a chief consultant and adviser to Chennai Consulting Group.

Prof. S. Bhaskaran
A post graduate in commerce and CAIIB by qualification and having over 40 years of experience in Finance, Project Appraisal, International Trade, Banking, Credits Management, Bad Debt recovery and teaching assignments at Bank’s staff training colleges and at National Institute of Bank Management (N. I. B.M). He retired as DGM from Bank of India and post retirement, he has headed the research division of ICFAI Business School and Amity Business School.

Prof. Bashyakar Matapalli
A Chartered Accountant with over 37 years of experience in the Industry and Academics, Prof.Bashyakar is a practicing chartered accountant and a faculty to leading business schools in and around Chennai. He has designed and conducted corporate training programs in the areas of Finance for Non-Finance Executives, Taxation, Auditing, Finance for software professionals, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets for various leading companies across the world.

Prof. V K Kumar
A Chemical Engineer from IIT-Madras and Post-graduate from IIM Ahmedabad in Business Management, with over 35 years of industrial and academic experience, predominantly in the Chemical industry. Has had experience in Project Appraisal & Financing while working for one of the pioneer Merchant Bankers. Has implemented many projects, co-ordinated R&D and overseen process re-design improvements in a medium-sized fine chemicals plant and has provided consultancy in technology upgradation, process improvements and alternative process routes for fine chemicals. Has been involved with academics for nearly a decade in the areas of Operations and Business Process Re-engineering.

Prof. Anbu Palanikumar
An alumnus of IIT-M and IIM-A with over 35 years of experience in the field of capital markets, management consulting, renewable energy and academics, he was associated with companies like UTI capital markets and Besant Raj Consulting for long years before moving into academics. Presently he is a co founder of REHENA and coordinator at Madras School of Work.

Prof. N. Kannan
A Mechanical engineering graduate from IIT-Madras, a Certificated Associate from the Indian Institute of Bankers and a Chartered Financial Analyst of The Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst of India. He combines both industrial and academic experience, in a career spanning over three decades. He has conducted several techno-economic feasibility studies with specific reference to sick unit rehabilitation of small scale enterprises. He has more than a decade of experience in credit appraisal and project financing, including provision of risk/venture capital assistance. As a faculty member and former Dean of a Business schoool, he has designed and delivered several training programs in the areas of finance, banking, investments etc. for leading companies in India and Middle East

Prof. C.K. Chandrasekhar
A Bachelor of Technology and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Prof.Chandrasekar has over 30 years of experience in Industry and Academia. He has worked in front line Organizations like ASCI, ECIL, Wipro, Royal Flight Oman, GE Capital Japan and iGate and has extensive experience in IT, Project Management, Business Process Design and Reengineering. He is also a certified 6 Sigma Black Belt. For the last 3 years he has been regularly conducting Executive Development Programs on Data Analytics for corporate clients.

Mr. Raghunathan
Raghu is a senior chartered accountant with over 30+ years experienced professional with successful career stints in corporate like Hindustan Unilever, Toyota and the TVS Group in India and abroad. He has successfully created new businesses and put them on the international map. He has also been a successful entrepreneur germinating start-ups and making them profitable. As the CEO of Right Fields, a very progressive ERP consulting company, he has been leading from the front and Right Fields is already exceeding its own expectations.

He has been a successful entrepreneur creating and succeeding in building profitable businesses in the field of IT and consulting. With extensive and successful track record in sales and marketing, he has travelled widely in the world and carries a strong network of professional associates and contacts.

He himself is a very compelling speaker with hundreds of guest lectures at many leading B Schools and his network of friends and associates are too willing to support this initiative from KCIG.

Prof.Harihara Mahadevan
Prof. Harihara Mahadevan is a post graduate in human resource management with over three decades of industrial experience. He has worked in various capacities at SPIC, India. He has been offering HR consulting and training services to leading corporate in IT and Manufacturing sectors both private and public. Presently he is a Principal Consultant in the area of HRM and an Advisor to Chennai Consulting Group.

He is a visiting faculty at ITM Business School, Global School of Business, Anna Institute of Management, a Tamil Nadu Government Undertaking, & Natesan Institute of Cooperative Management, an Indian Government training Institute, VCBS, a Canadian joint venture business school, LIBA, Park Global etc. He is also an active member of JAYCEES, a Worldwide Individual development organization. He was the President of SPIC NAGAR Jaycees and state office bearer of Tamilnadu state Jaycees, winning many State and National level awards. He has contributed articles on management and case studies to "THE HINDU" a leading English daily and "EXCELLENCE IN SUPERVISION", a journal from NATIONAL Productivity. He has given talks thorough All India Radio on Management Topics, the recent one being a Twenty days' talk on soft skills daily for four minutes thru AIR CHENNAI, INDIA. He has been interviewed by Jaya TV, India in their popular Kalaaimalar programme as a chief guest running for 45 minutes which was well received.

Mr.G D Sharma
Mr. Sharma is a Gold Medallist of the 1979 Batch from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and has over 34 years of experience across several industry verticals. His last corporate role was as President-HR at BGR Energy Systems Ltd., and previous to that as VP & Head-HR at L&T-ECC Division. He was Member on the Board of L&T Infrastructure Operating Company during his stint in L&T. He has earlier worked for companies like SPIC, EID Parry (India) Ltd., Sterlite Industries, SRA systems, Vedanta Resources PLC.,

He is currently Member, National Editorial Board, National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM). He is associated as an Advisor on the Academic Council and or Board of Studies of several leading Educational Institutions across Tamil Nadu. He is conferred with many awards by Institutions of excellence across the world. Mr. Sharma is widely travelled across the Globe. He is a Master Trainer with his professional interests range from Consulting, Mentoring to Writing on HR & Management. His other interests are singing, doing Karaoke shows, networking & travelling. Presently he is a Chief Consultant and Advisor in Chennai Consulting Group in addition to his professional commitments

Prof. (Mrs.) Malathi Srinivasan
A post graduate in Economics and a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 20 years of experience in the Industry and Academics, Prof.Malathi has designed and conducted corporate training programs in the areas of Finance for Non-Finance Executives, Finance for software professionals, Corporate Finance, Capital Markets, Brokerage Operations, and Derivatives for companies like BPL Ltd & TVS, Hewlett Packard India (Software Operations), I flex Solutions (Mumbai & Bangalore), Datacons, ZFS Technologies, Pinnacle Info Solutions, HCL Technologies Ltd, Polaris, Wipro, Kotak Securities and Syntel.

Vidya is an alumnus of BITS (Pilani) with over 20 years of experience in the field of advertising, market research, retail and consulting. She has worked for companies like RK Swamy BBDO, Mudra Communications, RMKV and Naidu Hall. She has handled brands like Wrigley, Reynolds, Dalmia, kerlon, Ramaji group, Tata tele services, Abbott industries, India today during her tenure in advertising research. Presently she is a Principal Consultant at CCG and a visiting faculty to few business schools in Chennai.

Prof Anand. J - Co founder & Principal Consultant
A post graduate in management and a Microsoft certified CRM professional has over 18 years of experience in the Industry and Academics. He has been associated with various companies like Indian Oil Corporation, SUN TV, SIFY, Indian Bank before moving onto academics, as a Professor in Marketing at IBS. Later, he had worked for one of the group companies of TVS after which he began practicing as a Management Consultant.

He has conducted several corporate training programs on FMCG, Retail, CRM, BFSI, Finance for Non Finance Executives, Financial Markets for various companies including Capgemini, Symphony, Alchemy, Wipro, Citicorp, SAIL, Madras Cements, M K Electric, LIC, Syntel, Pinnacle Software, Bahwan Cybertek, Muscat and HCL Technologies.

He has authored articles and books in Management and also played the role of a Consulting Editor for "Journal of Consumer Behavior" and represented in various International Conferences to present research papers.

A certified teacher by Ministry of Education, Singapore and has travelled extensively in India, Middle East to teach students in the field of management. He is a visiting faculty to business schools across India such as Amity, BIM, ICFAI, IFMR, IIKM, IMT, ITM, GSB, MybSchool and VIT. He also serves as a member of academic council in a business school and a trustee of Chennai Institute of Business Studies.

Has been instrumental in the concept, design and delivery of various short term management programs at ICFAI and has won awards from Management Associations and Media for his proven expertise.

Has been associated with various NGOs and have conducted workshops in the field of management for government schools. He is also quite active in entrepreneurship forums and a member of various professional bodies promoting entrepreneurship.

Santhosh Kumar, Principal Consultant
An MBA in Finance & Marketing from IBS with 13 years of experience in the areas of Banks, Stock Broking. Insurance and Consulting and has extensive experience of working in the Indian and US Capital markets. He was associated with companies like ICICI Bank, ABN Amro Bank, AVIVA Insurance, Motilal Oswal, etc., He has rich experience in core banking and retail banking operations and was process in charge for asset – liability matrix. He has been involved in providing refinancing ventures for borrowers having intricate proposals. He was the banks key resource for the corporate CAAML implementation project in South India. He is having experience as a product manager for RBI Bonds, ICICI Tax saving Bonds, ICICI bank Gold. He was instrumental in launching, the largest share trading portal in India. He was recognized as a team leader for launching Corporate based insurance investment plans. He had a played pivotal role in handling both sanctions and disbursement for enterprises in ibank. He has working experience in Finacle (Banking software), Portfolio Management and Stock Broking software tools during his tenure in ICICI and ABN Amro Bank. Presently he is a Principal Consultant at CCG.

Mr. Vinay Kumar S
An alumnus of IIM-B and seasoned professional with over 18 years of experience with Asset management, Capital markets and insurance (Life & Non-life), he has worked for Franklin Templeton Investments for a period of over 16 years and being one of the initial team members, he has played a key role in setting up and establishing Franklin Templeton Investments in Andhra Pradesh. Also worked with Pramerica Asset Managers as a head of Southern India. He is associated with Capital Partners of Dhanvanth group to set up financial services company.

He has conducted several training programs for corporate and investment advisors in the field of Asset management, Capital markets and Insurance.

Mrs. Muthulakshmi
She possesses a MBA in marketing from MOP Vaishnav. She has had stints as a research executive in IMRB and supporting her husband in his entrepreneurial venture. She works with CCG in the areas of Market Research and HR Consulting.

Srinivasan. S
Srinivasan is an automobile engineer with a master’s degree in innovation management from Manchester Business School. He has hands on experience in the field of business analysis, market research and business development.

Amrit. H
Amrit is a communication engineering graduate and has hands-on experience in the field of social media analysis and SEO. He is also well versed in iOS and PHP development. He is working towards a long term career in business development.

Head-Accounts & Admin

Durai Srinivasan, Manager
Durai is a post graduate with over 20 years of experience in Administration and Finance and he has worked for companies like Mithun Computer Center, Maxima Boilers, IBS and Everonn before joining CCG..

Mr. N. Jagadeesan has over 37 years of experience in the field of Library Sciences and Humanities at IIT (Madras) and presently manages Finance and Administration at Chennai Consulting Group.

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