Mr. John Alex

John Alex

After graduating in Agriculture & Rural development, Mr John Alex started his career as a Group II Gazetted Officer in Tamil Nadu State Government and served as Extension Officer (Agri) & Block Development Officer in the State Government from 1979 to 1983.

Joined Indian Overseas Bank, a Public Sector Bank as a Probationary Officer and served as Agricultural Field Officer, Branch Manager, Regional Assistant Chief Officer, Senior Manager & Chief Manager in various Branches in Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh from 1983 to 2008.

Joined the Management Team of Equitas in 2008 and conceptualized and set up the team for Social Initiatives with a clear focus to address a larger spectrum of requirements of small clients in the field of Health, Education, Skill Development, Food Security, and Placement for unemployed Youth, Inclusive model for persons with disability & trans genders.

He was appointed ED & CEO of the promoter company Equitas holdings ltd in Nov 2019

Mr. Gurunath N


With over 35 years of experience in the banking and financial services space, Gurunath has also worked at Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank and ICICI Bank. He is responsible for all operational aspects of Samunnati as well as some of the key support functions like Business Performance of Samunnati Financial (Lending). He is also an Executive Director on the Board of Samunnati

Mr. Sridhar Ganesh

Sridhar Ganesh

Mr. Sridhar Ganesh is a seasoned HR professional and a thought leader with vast experience in various facets of HR management, at both operational and strategic levels. His interests are in the areas of Business Strategy, Leadership, and Coaching for Performance.

He is a graduate in Physics and has done his post-graduation in Management from IIM Kolkata.

Sridhar was instrumental in initiating transformational changes while working with organizations namely Murugappa Group, Cadbury Schweppes Plc-EMEA and Cadbury India, Berger Paints, Metal Box and GKW. At the Murugappa Group, he was a member of the Corporate Board and in addition to being the Director HR of the Group, he was also the Lead Director for the Diversified Businesses. Sridhar was Professor and Chairperson of the Management Development Centre at Loyola Institute of Business Administration(LIBA) prior to joining Adrenalin e Systems as their MD & CEO.

In addition to his professional career, he is deeply passionate about social causes and is actively involved in social initiatives.

Mr. Manjit Singh Nayar

Manjit Singh Nayar

Mr. Manjit Singh Nayar is the General Secretary and Correspondent of Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Chennai and Guru Nanak Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Chennai and also the General Secretary of Guru Nanak Educational Society. Mr. Manjit Singh is well known in Chennai as a philanthropist and educationist who has always been in the forefront when it comes to creating impactful and meaningful work in the field of education and social work.

He is also the Asst. Commandant General (Home Guards) of the Tamil Nadu Police and a member of Tamil Nadu State Minorities Commission from 2012.