Mr. V. NEETHIMOHAN – CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Neethimohan is a dynamic visionary whose dreams fire the group’s imagination and fuel its growth. A civil engineer from Anna University, Chennai, he foresees change and constantly plans for expansion and diversification. His drive to excel in all activities inspires the company and he embodies the Company’s motto. Ex-president of the Tamil Nadu Chamber of Commerce & Industry, he is currently the Chairman of the Young Entrepreneur School, India and the Senior President of the Temple City Badminton Club, Madurai..
Mr. P. DHANASEKARAN – VICE CHAIRMAN
Dhanasekaran, who served as Chairman of Vaighai is an experienced professional who guides the group with his wide expertise and varied skills. Having seen this company grow through thick and thin, he has been through it all and is the group ‘go-to’ guy during times of crisis.
Mr. D. GUNASEKAR – DIRECTOR
Gunasekar spearheads the entire gamut of commercial and branding activities of Vaighai Agro. A mechanical engineer from the famed PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, he also underwent a rigorous Executive Management Program in the venerated precincts of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
He now fronts Vaighai Agro's new business development – from product conception to consummation – across the company’s core areas viz., foods, feeds, fertilizers and farms. Gunasekar is also an active member of various industry associations such as Young Entrepreneurs School (a unit of TN Chamber of Commerce), CII, INTACH, Young Indians (Yi).
Mr. K. POUNRAJ – DIRECTOR
Mr. Pounraj’s was instrumental in conceiving Vaighai Worldwide which is Vaighai’s global foray and he has been constantly caressing it and conjuring up its many conquests across global markets.
An IT savvy Electronics and Communications Engineer, he finished his Management Development Program at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He heads Vaighai Worldwide and the group's Information Communication Technology. His passion for automation helped him successfully implement an ERP system across Vaighai’s five manufacturing facilities and its offices in India and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Pounraj brings to the Vaighai table, years of his experience in sourcing, marketing, and his extensive knowledge of agro-commodity trading – something he has painstakingly built over the last 15 years.
Pounraj, is the Executive Committee member of Young Entrepreneurs School (Young Entrepreneur Development Forum of TN Chamber Foundation, India) and member of the Rotary International
Mr. V. NEETHIRAJ – DIRECTOR
Neethiraj is a Mechanical Engineer with a PGDGM from NMIMS Mumbai. He joined Vaighai in 2003 and heads the group’s Finance & Projects. He also heads the chemical division of the group. Prior to joining Vaighai, he held key positions in prominent companies viz., ILAF National Air Conditioning (Dubai), Allied Investments & Housing Pvt. Ltd and Blue Star Ltd.
Mrs. VARSHINI – DIRECTOR
Varshini Neethi Mohan has been on the Vaighai board since 2013. She has worked both in the manufacturing and service sectors in a number of industries such as industrial tools, construction, apparel, entertainment, education and healthcare. Varshini has an engineering degree from the College of Engineering, Guindy and an MBA in finance from MDI, Gurgaon. She specialises in process development and new business incubation.
Mr. SRINIVASAGAM – DIRECTOR
Srinivasagam is Vaighai’s advisor and mentor. A retired professor of botany and a keen researcher in the field, he counsels the company on agro-related matters of importance. He is an agriculturist as well and an active cardamom planter. A treasure trove of knowledge related to agro, everyone at Vaighai constantly seeks his advice. He is also the Vice-Chairman of the South Indian Green Cardamom Company Ltd.
Mr. SARAM KANAKARAJ – ADVISOR
Saran Kanakaraj is the group’s advisor, mentor and non-executive director. A BE of the University of Madras and a holder of the Master’s Certificate in Board Development and Non-Executive Directorship from Pearson, London, he is an entrepreneur with over 27 years of rich and result-oriented experience in leading change in the global financial services markets. He served HSBC for 20 years in Hong Kong, India, Saudi Arabia, UK and USA in a number of leadership roles in the technology and operations arenas.
In 2005 Saran founded Variman, a technology-based financial services firm providing end-to-end post-trade processing services to hedge funds. Currently he leads Capital Markets Consultants, a boutique-consulting firm and serves on the boards of several privately held companies.