Dr. Jairam Varadaraj is the Managing Director of Elgi Equipments Ltd. and Board Member of Elgi Ultra Industries Ltd., Elgi Rubber Co., Magna Electro Castings, Precot Meridian Ltd. and Thermax Ltd. Dr. Varadaraj is a third-generation entrepreneur from the illustrious business family of LRG Naidu. For nearly 30 years, Dr. Varadaraj has led and guided the organisation’s business interests in textiles, polymers, mechanical machines and consumer appliances. Prior to this, he was engaged in teaching and research in the United States.
Dr. Varadaraj is the former Chairman of the Tamil Nadu State Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a former member of the Southern Region Council of CII. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, USA, and a PhD in International Business from the University of Michigan, USA. He also enjoys the distinction of holding four patents in the fields of compressors, drive belts, consumer appliances and food manufacturing.