Jairam Varadaraj, Past Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu & Managing Director, Elgi Equipments Ltd.
Dr. Jairam Varadaraj is the Managing Director of Elgi Equipments Ltd. and is also on the Board of Elgi Ultra Industries Ltd., Elgi Rubber Co., Magna Electro Castings, Precot Meridian Ltd. and Thermax Ltd.
He has varied experience of nearly 20 years in India covering textiles, polymers, mechanical machines and consumer appliances and had spent about 4 years in teaching and research in the US. He is a past Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Committee of CII and also a past member of the Southern Region Council of CII.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, USA and a PhD in International Business from the University of Michigan, USA.
He holds four patents in the field of compressors, drive belts, consumer appliances and food manufacturing.