Professor M S Swaminathan has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th century. He has been described by the United Nations Environment Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology" because of his leadership of the ever-green revolution movement in agriculture. He was Chairman of the UN Science Advisory Committee. He has also served as Independent Chairman of the FAO Council and President of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. He was President of the World Wide Fund for Nature (India). He also served as President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, President of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Chairman, National Commission on Farmers.
Shriram, presently the Senior Vice President at Jananom Private limited, also serve as an Executive Council member at ABLE Bengaluru and Business Advisor to the KIIT Technology Business Incubator Bhubaneshwar. He has two decades of corporate research experience spanning diverse life science segments including conventional areas such as Bio-Pharma, Bioinformatics, Diagnostics, Bio-Industrial areas. He works for startups with disruptive innovation and participates in the management with a vision in nurturing them to success. Prior to Jananom & Evolva, he had been part of FIVE other startups with TWO successes and THREE failures. He has a Masters in biochemical engineering, M.Phil and Ph.D in computational systems biology, MBA in international business with focus on transfer pricing for biotechnology intangibles, and a certified “Key Executive Professional” from Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.
Mr. C V Sankar, I.A.S serves as Principal Secretary of Industries Department for Government of Tamilnadu. Mr. Sankar He has been the Chairman at Titan Company Limited since June 16, 2014. He has been Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Tamilnadu Newsprint and Papers Limited since October 25, 2013. He has been the Chairman of Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd. since October 29, 2013. He has been a Director at Titan Company Limited since November 1, 2013 and Tamilnadu Newsprint and Papers Limited since November 1, 2013. He serves as a Director of Tamilnadu Transport Development Finance Corporation Ltd.; Tamilnadu Tea Plantation Corporation Limited; Tamilnadu Forest Plantation Corporation Limited; Arasu Rubber Corporation Limited; Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited and Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board. Mr. Sankar served as an Additional Director at Seshasayee Paper and Boards Ltd., from November 4, 2011 to February 2013.
Tmt. G Latha, IAS has been a Director at Tamilnadu Telecommunications Limited since December 2014. Ms. Latha serves as Director of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited.
Dr. Swarup, a PhD degree in Genetics and Plant Engineering and completed her Post Doctoral studies at The John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK. Her 3 decade career at DBT started in 1989 when she joined the department as a Science Manager. She was also instrumental in the formation of the first Biotechnology Vision in 2001, the National Biotechnology Development Strategy in 2007, and the second strategy in the year 2015, where she served as the Member Secretary of the Expert Committee. She is credited with initiating the Biotechnology Career Advancement for Women Scientists (BioCARe), a DBT scheme. She was also a member of the task force on Women in Science, constituted by the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister. Over the years, she has been the winner of several awards and honours including, the ‘Bio-Spectrum Person of the Year Award’ in 2012 and National Entrepreneurship Award in 2017.
Dr. Panchapagesa Murali , a Serial entrepreneur for more than two decades with many first of its kind products and innovations in many areas of biotechnology. Was part of a Venture capital organization to evaluate prospective technologies for commercialization.He is the Managing Director and CEO of Evolva India since September 2006. He also serves as acting CEO of Evolva's US operations. He has over 20 years of experience in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare R&D. He received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Microbial technology from Madurai Kamaraj University. Dr. Murali is currently President of the Association of Biotechnology Led enterprises in India.
Dr. M D Nair, has a Ph.D. Degree from the University of Illinois, USA. He has worked extensively on New Drug Development, Patents, Documentation and Information Systems and Planning & Control of Production, Marketing and Clinical Trials.
Dr. Nair, who was later, Vice President of SPIC, was instrumental in setting up for SPIC, one of the largest antibiotic complexes in India, a 'state-of-the-art' Pharmaceutical R&D Centre, a unit for production of Medical Devices for cardiovascular surgery, a multi-purpose plant for Bulk Drugs manufacture, a Drug Formulations Plant and all the other operations of SPIC Pharmaceuticals Division.
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan is a pediatrician by training, having completed her medical education at the Armed Forces Medical College and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (India) followed by a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, USA. She has spent over 24 years at the Tu-berculosis Research Centre in Chennai, (now renamed National In-stitute for Research in Tuberculosis) where she is currently the Director. She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and serves on many national and international committees. Her major research interests are in pediatric and adult TB, their interaction with HIV and nutrition and management of co infections, as well as pharmacokinetics and pharmacogenetics. She is the recipient of several awards for excellence in biomedical sciences. She is currently the Secretary DHR and Director General Of ICMR.
A qualified Cardiothoracic Surgeon with 34 years experience in Medical practice, trained in India and abroad, Project management and R&D coordination and direct research activities in 16 major projects. Cardiothoracic surgery is the core interest and around it revolves the research activities. Proven skills in developing our country's first xenograft conduits and patch in the form of bovine pericardium, porcine pulmonary artery, and bovine jugular vein with valve and without valve which are used in the cardiac surgical operation theatres. Expertise in innovation in stem cell technology. Distinction of initiating National Medical Science Park project in Tamilnadu worth Rs.1000 crores, which is supposed to be a major biotech hub in South East Asia. Expert evaluator for technology development board-DST, Indo - US endowment funding-DST, DBT-BIRAC BIG Scheme, IIGP, DBT Task Force Bioengineering. Conducting clinical trial for cardiac stem cell therapy after registering with CTRI. Adjunct faculty in IIT MADRAS-2015, February, Department of Engineering Design.
Dr Sudha Nair majored in Botany and was awarded a doctorate in Microbial Biotechnology in the year 1990. She served at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation for close to 20 years in various capacities and stepped down in 2011 as a Senior Director. She serves on several National and International Boards, as a trustee in Independent Organizations and NGO's and is a member of the Task Forces of Department of Science and Technology and Department of Biotechnology under the Ministry of Science and Technology Govt. of India. She is a member for the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development and an Executive Board member of the Organization forWomen in Science for the Developing World, Asia Pacific Region.
Dr. Nandini Rangaswamy started as a business woman in the year 1994, and now heads the Chandra Group Companies in Coimbatore. The Group has interests in diverse fields of business including Textiles, Automobiles, and Education. She is a multifaceted personality and an avid social worker. She contributes to the society by active participation in various social organizations such as the Indian Red Cross Society, Women's Voluntary Services, Guild of Service, Coimbatore District Welfare Association, and 'Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park'.Dr. Nandini's contribution to the society has been recognised in her being conferred the "KongunaduSathanaiyallar Award" and the "Pinnacle of Excellence" award by the Rotary Coimbatore Spectrum in 2009.
Mrs. Usha Krishna was born in Bangalore. She graduated in Physics and Mathematics from the Mysore University. She underwent a management programme in 1985-86 at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
She is a Committee Member of Crafts Council of India for nearly 35 years, and had held the post of Vice President for 15 years. Currently, she is the Honorary Treasurer of the organization. As an active member of the Crafts Council of India, she has organized or participated in several workshops and exhibitions, each focusing one specific area of expertise in the crafts field. Mrs. Krishna was elected President of the World Crafts Council at their General Assembly held in Hangzhou, China in November 2008. During the four-year term as President, Mrs. Krishna's main focus was on advocacy - taking the cause of craftsperson to the Governments, policy makers and the business community and get crafts and craftsperson recognized as an integral part of the society and brought into the mainstream of life.As President of WCC, she participated in several international events such as Africa Days, Vienna; UNESCO Forum on Cultural Industry; International Fair of Craft (FIART) in Havana, Cuba; Cairo Forum on Cultural and Economic Development, etc., and effectively advocated for the cause of crafts and craftsperson in these forums.
Mr. Ranganath N K is the Managing Director of Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. from its inception in 1998.
A Mechanical Engineer, from the College of Engineering, Guindy with Management from XLRI Jamshedpur, he has 37 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, Design, Project Management, Finance, HR and General Management.
He has been the past President of the Madras Management Association (MMA), past Chairman of the Tamilnadu Council of CII and the immediate past Chairman and presently Member of the Executive Council of AEEE (Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy)
He, currently, is a part of CII National Committees on Manufacturing, Water, CSR and Skill Development.
He is also on the Board of Indian Terrain Fashions Ltd., Celebrity Fashions, LnT Valves and the Advisory Board of 'The Banyan' - an NGO. He is the Executive Council Member of MCCI (The Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry).
Anuradha brings to the table more than two decades of industry experience in various senior positions of which the last 17 years has been in IT enabled services. She has played a significant role in founding Integra placing Pondicherry in the global map of BPO companies. Today she mentors the Finance and HR functions in Integra, in addition to, getting into key customer engagements.
Her focus is on people development, especially mentoring and grooming young talents into effective and successful managers and leaders. She personally promotes the cause of "Sakthi Oli" - a women's empowerment initiative at Integra. It was her untiring efforts that helped Integra win the NASSCOM Corporate Award for Excellence in Gender Inclusivity in 2006. Integra is one of the Top 100 Best Companies for Women in India as per a 2016 study by Working Mother and AVTAR India.
She is today the Chairwoman, Indian Women Network (IWN), Puducherry, a forum to enable women become better professionals and achievers in their respective fields of expertise. This is an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) facilitating women from all walks of life to discuss debate and collaborate on various issues and ventures.
Shanthi Duraisamy has a M.Phil degree in Social Work with a vast experience working in leadership positions in the area of social development. Her work with the NGOs and international donor organizations for almost three decades have always focussed on the economic empowerment of the women and youth. She has undertaken several evaluation studies relating to gender issues and livelihood enhancement of the women, especially the women farmers and the fisher women. Prior to her joining as the general manager of the Golden Jubilee Women's Biotech Park, she worked as the head of the ABT Society, the CSR wing of the ABT Industries. She also had worked with M S Swaminathan Research Foundation as the Principle Scientist. She has good administrative and communicative skills and always maintains a cordial relationship with the stakeholders.
Dr. Naveen Kumar Venkatesan is a Medical Microbiologist with eight years of research experience, received a doctorate in Medical Microbiology from University of Madras. He received a Visiting Scientist fellowship under Indo-German collaboration at Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Department of Medical Microbiology, Braunschweig, Germany. He also received Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) at Department of Medical Microbiology, University of Madras. His is expertise in Molecular Microbial diagnosis. He received Louis Pasteur Award in International Conference in Oral Microbiology 2013, University 1st rank holder in Master of Science (2011) from University of Madras and best outstanding student award of the year 2007 in UG. He has 12 peer-reviewed publications and had attended more than 27 International and National conferences and workshops related to Microbiology.
Ms.Dhanalakshmi who currently works as a scientist in BIRAC Bioincubation Centre pursued her doctorate from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry and Masters in medical microbiology from PGIBMS, University of Madras, Chennai. She has worked under the guidance of Dr.Parija, one of the eminent parasitologist of India as well as the current director of JIPMER. She also worked in Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Assam to carry out part of her research work. Her major research interests are recombinant DNA technology, diagnostic parasitology and molecular biology. She was working on identification immunodiagnostic targets for E.histolytica and aims at developing rapid diagnostic kits in diagnosing the same.
Dr. D. Sudhakaran is a Ph.D. in "Medico Botany – Bioinformatics ( Interdisciplinary) from Bharathiar University , Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He has professional Industry experience of more than 2 decades working with leading MNCs like” E.Merck (I) Ltd., a German MNC, Becton Dickinson (I) Ltd., a US MNC” & SOMNOmedics GmbH in the field of Clinical Diagnostics . He Has undergone "Sleep Diagnosis" Training at Randersacker – Germany and Participated in the World's largest Medical Exhibition at Dusseldorf - Germany. Dr.Sudhakaran also served as ‘GM – Academics’ in a leading Educational Institute in Chennai. He has conducted several Orientation Programme in Colleges in the field of Life Science
Nisha Mukund obtained her baccalaureate (Biotechnology) from Kerala University and post-graduation (Biotechnology) from Mahatma Gandhi University. Before registering for PhD, she worked in industry related to enzyme production and bioprocess technology which strengthened her technical expertise in industrial biotechnology and also gained insights in plant scale production strategies. The concept of processing different substrates for by-products having socio-economic benefits instigated her into further research studies. During her doctoral studies in SRM University, she was funded by Women Scientist Scheme-A from Department of Science & Technology (Government of India) and was Principal Investigator for the project ‘Bioethanol production from lignocellulosic substrates using Clostridium thermocellum'. Her area of expertise is bioprocess technology and is proficient in molecular biology especially in metabolic engineering of bacteria. Her research works has been published in reputed international journals.
Currently working as Junior Manager of the Park.
Ms R Bhuvaneswari is development manager (projects)
Mr. M S Shanmugam IAS, aged 51 years, TIDCO Nominee Director is a Member of the Indian Administrative Service holding Masters Degree in Economics. He is presently the Additional Secretary to Government of Tamil Nadu, Industries Department. His earlier assignments include the World Bank Funded health project in the State and Collector, Thanjavur District. He has earlier worked in the Textile sector and various wings in Revenue Department also. He is the Chairman of the TICEL Bio Park Limited and also a Director in the following companies: Tamil Nadu Telecommunications Limited, Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited, Tamilnadu Transmission Corporation Limited, TIDEL Park Limited, Tamilnadu Water Investment Company Limited, TIDEL Park Coimbatore Limited, Chennai Environmental Management Company of Tanners. SPIC
Senior Managing Director, NEA India, Mumbai in the board members.
A Trustee and Chairman of the Financial Committee of MSSRF
B.Tech., Project Fellow - Part of the Scientific Team
C. Priyadarshini completed B. Tech Biotechnology from Anna University. After graduation she worked as a QC Associate in a well reputed Medical device manufacturing industry. She has almost two years of research experience from CSIR-CFTRI (Microbiology and Fermentation Technology department). Had undergone Lab animal handling and animal tissue culture training.
Mr. V. Radha Krishnan - D.C.E., Office support executive
Gaurav Yadav completed Masters in Food Chemistry & Food Processing from Loyola College, Chennai. He has worked with Taj Flight Kitchens Madras as an in-house microbiologist and also taken care of the quality & hygiene of the facility. Later a year he worked with Hi Rise Food Tech Lab (NABL accredited) for 2 years as an Executive staff
The Golden Jubilee Biotech Park for Women Society has been registered as a Society under Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 1975. The Governing Body of the Park has members drawn from the promoter Organizations, Research, & Industry, Central & State Government & Women Entrepreneurs.