Advisors

The SICCI Panel of Advisors comprises eminent members of the Indian community in Singapore. Their advice, guidance and support play a vital role in enabling the Board of Directors to ensure the continued growth and success of the Chamber.

Ms Indranee Rajah

Minister, Prime Minister's Office

Mr J Y Pillay

Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers

Mr Sat Pal Khattar

Chairman, Khattar Holdings Pte Ltd

Mr. K V Rao

Resident Director ASEAN, Tata Sons Ltd

Mr. Karan Singh Thakral

Executive Director of Thakral Group

Mr Lawrence Leow

Group Chairman and CEO of Crescendas Group

Currently, SICCI has six distinguished persons serving as Advisors, with terms of office that are the same as that of the Board which appointed them.

Directors

SICCI’s Board of Directors (2018-20) comprises the Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen, Honorary-Treasurer and 13 Directors

DR T. CHANDROO

Chairman, SICCI

Modern Montessori International Group (MMI) is the largest Montessori franchise in the world, with its network spans across and beyond the APAC region today, operating over 100 pre-schools and training colleges in 16 countries worldwide. Dr Chandroo has received several awards including the prestigious Singapore’s Leading Indian Entrepreneurs for the Year by SICCI-DBS, Outstanding Entrepreneur Award for the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA), “Asia Most Promising Business Leader” Award and so on. Apart from his entrepreneurial strives, Dr Chandroo is also an avid philanthropist, often contributing generously to the community to aid the less fortunate. He also holds key appointments in various government, and community-based organisations as part of giving back to the community.

MR MAHESH SIVASWAMY

Vice Chairman, SICCI

With an early start in entrepreneurship, Mr Mahesh commands extensive hands-on and leadership experience in various fields including ship owning and ship management, Logistics & International Trading. Together with his Vision & Able leadership, Transworld Group has 500 employees till date, and is an eclectic empire of diverse companies in various scope of shipping that run independently yet share the same synergy. He was also honoured with the ‘Logistics Personality of the Year’ award at the 5th South East Cargo & Logistics Awards 2013.

MR PRASOON MUKHERJEE

Vice Chairman, SICCI

Mr Mukherjee is a business man of repute, holding the franchise of Outback Steakhouse restaurants from the USA for Southeast Asia. He currently runs the world’s largest steakhouse chain of restaurants. Mr Mukherjee is the Vice Chairman, South Asian Business Group, Singapore Business Federation. He was awarded “Bengali of the Year”, 2008 by the North America Bengali Association and was also the President of India Club, Jakarta, Indonesia.

MR MANOKARAN CHAKRAPANI

Honorary Treasurer, SICCI

Mr Mano founded his business in 1994 which specialises in all Equine disciplines such as small animals, livestock and poultry products. He adds value to his customers by advising them on their equine and animal-care needs. Using Singapore as a distribution hub, Mano Equestrian serves clients all over the world. Mr Mano has won various awards such as DBS Singapore Indian Entrepreneur, Singapore Prestige Brand Award, SME One Asia Awards, and so on. Apart from his business and sitting in various trade committees, Mr Mano is actively involved in social work for the welfare and betterment of the society.

MR NALINKANT AMRATLAL RATHOD

Chair – International Relations, (Indonesia)

Mr Rathod has been associated with the Bakrie Group in Indonesia in various capacities for over the last 30 years holding various senior positions. He joined the Bakrie Group in 1987 and has played a critical and transformational role within the group at all times. Mr. Rathod is a successful Entrepreneur in his own capacity and a seasoned cross-cultural negotiator and deal maker. Currently, he is the Chairman of India-Indonesia Bilateral Committee of the Indonesian Chambers of Commerce.

MR KISHORE JETHANAND DARYANANI

Chair – Integration

Founded in 1986 with a Paid up Capital of $2.4 million, Ganga Jamuna Electronics is one of the leading import/export business for branded consumer products. Within a span of 22 years and under the leadership of Mr Kishore, the Company has secured a strong foothold in new and emerging markets and CIS countries. Born in a family of businessmen, Mr Kishore has an eye for entrepreneurship and decades of hands-on experience. He has held key appointments in several companies which tells of his vast experience.

MR SRIDEV MOOKERJEA

Co-Chair – Corporate Social Responsibilities

Mr Sridev is a dynamic person with over 25 years of experience in various well reputed and large multi-national Shipping Companies involved in both technical and commercial management of various sized of vessels. He has good track records including holding positions of high responsibilities and his expertise and experiences are in Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Venture, and mentoring & turning around sick shipping and maritime industries.

MR RAJAN BAGARIA

Co-Chair – Integration, Entrepreneurs Network

MR V S KUMAR

Chair – Membership Management

Mr V S Kumar an experienced entrepreneur with strong foresight. With his vast experience, revolutionary methods and strong skills in business management, he founded 4 different companies. Mr Kumar is always seeking new business opportunities to expand his business model so that he could serve his clients even better. He is also a keen believer in life-long learning and graduated from Atlantic International University with a MBA.

MR MANDEEP SINGH NALWA

Chair – Internal Audit, SICCI

MS PURNIMA KAMATH

Chair – Events, SICCI

Ms Purnima started her own company to utilize her past experiences in marketing communications by setting her foot in the education, events, cultural and arts ecology. She graduated from the Nanyang Technological University with an MBA degree in International Business and brings with her more than 25 years of varied experience in Business Development, Marketing, PR and IT. Today, De Ideaz is one of the leading event managementcompanies In Singapore and Asia Pacific handling Indian diaspora events.

MS SHOBHA TSERING BHALLA

Chair – PR & MEDIA, SICCI

Ms Shobha is a well-known Singaporean-Indian journalist who has extensive experience as a senior print and online journalist and media entrepreneur. She made a name as a serious journalist with her incisive cutting-edge opinion columns and well-researched ground-breaking stories. Ms Shobha has a Master Degree in English Literature and she founded India Se Media in 2007, dedicated to serving the Indian diaspora in Singapore & Southeast Asia. It has a readership of over 250,000 spanning across many countries today.

MR ANIL CHANGAROTH

Chair – PR & MEDIA, SICCI

Mr Anil is a Mediator, Adjudicator, Arbitrator, Advocate & Solicitor of Singapore and Solicitor of England and Wales. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of Buckingham; followed by an MSc in Construction & Arbitration from King’s College. During his time in practice, Anil has been an in-house counsel, head of Contracts Advisory & Dispute Management services, and also part of the international arbitration practice group of Lovell Lee & Lee.

MR MURALIKRISHNAN RANGAN

Chair – Branding, BD & Digital Technology

Print Lab is the first, largest and only print agency in Singapore- with over 50 machines, occupying over 50,000sqft and employing over 130 staff. Print Lab has grown at an astonishing pace to become the youngest and largest Print Agency in Singapore offering a large variety of services. Mr Murali is a highly spiritual man who is growing his company for reasons beyond himself; he actively partakes in charitable and social causes and intends to serve more people as he builds more resources.

MR M. Subramaniam

Co-Chair – Corporate Social Responsibilities

Mr Maniamis the Founder and CEO of Seagull Pte Ltd, a Singapore registered ISO 9001 certified company that specialises in marine, offshore and subsea engineering. With his sheer passion and zest for turning a vision into reality, he catapulted the SME into a leading company with over 400 clients worldwide. Mr Maniam is a true engineer at heart who personifies the three P’s of success – Planning, Professionalism and Precision.

DR KOMATHY RAJARATNAM

Chair Women – Entrepreneurs Network

Dr Rajaratnam is one of Singapore’s leading doctors in aesthetic medicine. She has been practising aesthetic medicine since 1993, and is considered a pioneer in the field in Singapore. She graduated from the National University of Singapore and developed a special interest in dermatology. Dr Rajaratnam went on to get a Diploma in Dermatology from the University of Wales and is recognised as an expert at treating tanned complexions and melasma, as well as providing Botox and Fillers.

MR PARTIBAN MURUGAIYAN

Chair – Entrepreneurs Network

Mr Partiban took over his family’s gold jewellery business at the age of 22 and transformed it into one of the leading jewellery merchants in the industry. With extensive experience gained over the years along with good foresight, Mr Parthiban set up Luvenus Jewellery to meet his global vision. In 2012, its first outlet opened in Changi Airport. It made its impression on the global scene with the opening of its first international outlet in Hong Kong Airport. He also became the first local Indian entrepreneur from the retail industry to be bestowed the winner of the Rotary Singapore ASME New Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

DR ZAHABAR ALI

Secretariat

Mr K Barathan,
CEO SICCI

Kumaran Barathan was reappointed Chief Executive Officer of SICCI in July 2018, having served before as its CEO from July 2013 to June 2014. During his previous stint with SICCI, he was also appointed Vice-President of the South Asia Business Group, member of the Community Engagement Programme (CEP), the Taxpayer Feedback Panel and SG50 Partnership Committee. Currently, he is also the Centre Director for SME Centre@SICCI, a subsidiary of SICCI in collaboration with Enterprise Singapore that offers business advisory services for free.

Prior to his reappointment as CEO, Barathan served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) from July 2014 to June 2018.