Ms. Sheela Balaji’s mission is to drive societal transformation at the grassroots through education. An ardent student of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Ms. Balaji has worked to create opportunities in education, employment and sustainable living for rural communities. She was awarded the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar (2017)’ by the Ministry of Women & Child Development, India, for her contribution to education, community development and sustainable living. Ms. Balaji has been with SDET since 2003.
Mr. Arvind Balaji is the Managing Director of Lucas-TVS and Managing Director of India Nippon Electricals. He is also Director of Lucas Indian Service, Delphi-TVS Technologies Limited, TVS Training & Services Limited and Schaeffler India Limited. Mr. Balaji has an MBA in finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Balaji is Member of Board of Trustees, AIM for Seva (sister organisation of SDET), and has been with SDET since 2007.
Ms. Priyamvada Balaji is a full-time Director at Lucas Indian Service (LIS) Ltd, Chennai. She is also on the board of Lucas TVS Ltd. She is a member of Tamil Nadu State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry. She has experience in international bond ratings as well. During her eight years of experience in credit ratings, she covered a wide range of sectors including autos, metals and mining and manufacturing. Prior to this, she had around three years of experience in commercial and investment banking. Ms. Balaji has a post-graduate diploma in management from IIM Ahmedabad (2000), and has a Bachelors. degree in economics from Stella Maris, Chennai, where she was an academic silver medallist.
Mr. Natarajan, a native of Manjakkudi, was a student of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and attended Pujya Swamiji’s courses at the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam in Anaikkatti, Tamil Nadu. Mr. Natarajan managed ancestral agricultural lands and ran an engineering fabrication industry in Kumbakonam for more than four decades. Mr. Natarajan has been with SDET since 2003.
Mr. Dharamarajan, a native of Manjakkudi, has had over 20 years of experience in operations with well-known organisations, including Travencor Rayons Ltd. and National Petroleum Company. Mr. Dharmarajan was instrumental in establishing Swami Dayananda Krupa Care (a unit of AIM for Seva), a residential support facility for adult men with developmental disabilities in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
Mr. Ramamurthy, a native of Manjakkudi, served as the Secondary Grade Teaching Assistant at the Swami Dayananda Higher Secondary School (1951 to 1992). He attended the Madras English Language Teaching Campaign – Special Training and a special training in New maths conducted by Education Department, Chennai. Mr. Ramamurthy has been with SDET since 2010.