Board of Trustees
Chairman - ALERT
At present, he is the Chief Operating Officer at the Bahwan CyberTek Group. Mike is also an EC Member at SICCI, Panel Member, TN Education Panel at FICCI, Charter Member at TiE Chennai and a Member of The Chennai Angels.
Mike has received various recognitions including the prestigious ‘Edupreneur of the Year’ award in 2015, presented by His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu, in recognition of his commitment & contribution to the cause of Women’s Education in India, recipient of the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from the Lions International and a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy.
Ms. Kala Balasundaram
Founder Trustee - ALERT
Apart from all this, her passion towards serving the society in every way possibly makes her unique. She is a firm believer in the Corporate Social Responsibility of organizations and has demonstrated it through a number of initiatives that have grown to become mainstream CSR projects for large organizations. While at Xansa (Steria), a multi-national organization, she had been instrumental in initiating the adoption of Kilpauk medical hospital burns ward unit, which has grown to a full-sized project, managed and executed by Xansa. Apart from being a successful professional what sets her apart is her sensitivity and commitment towards the society around.
Co-Founder & Managing Trustee - ALERT
Rajesh has been a recipient of awards for delivery excellence and Global corporate diversity inclusion summit awards from Ford Motor Company, USA. Known for his analytical thinking and public speaking, he is an opinion leader par excellence.
The cause of “saving lives” being the calling, he quit his corporate career to spearhead ALERT, after leading it voluntarily from its founding days. Also, in an entrepreneurial drive, he has currently also taken to ideating and building sustainable solutions in healthcare.
Independent Trustee - ALERT
Having an extraordinary passion for service for the society, Veerappan has been bestowed with the CEO Award for Community Service by Motorola. A firm believer in reinstatement of human values, he has made immense contribution to the youth, through his lectures in various universities.
Mr. Kandaswamy Bharathan
Independent Trustee - ALERT
In view of the innovation and creative marketing approach, Mr Kandaswamy earned the name of ‘Cultural Ambassador’ by the Japanese media. He has been a Brand Ambassador for Indian entertainment industry in U.S., U.K and the Far East, through participation at Film festivals, international conferences and events. He was a member of Confederation of Indian Industry Delegation to the American Film Market 2003 (AFMA) which was held at Santa Monica, California.
Dr. J.S. Rajkumar
He was also a key member of India’s first liver transplant. He has a large number of national and international publications to his credit apart from co-authoring a recommended book called “Scientific Basis of Surgery Practice”. A born visionary with a social bent of mind makes him unique. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Dr. K.S. Sanjivi Award to young Doctor’s with Social Commitment (for outstanding Health and Medicare Services to Poor and Needy).
Mr. Venkat Changavalli
Venkat was the CEO of Emergency Management and Research Institute (EMRI), and under his leadership, 108 services has reached out to 11 states in less than 6 years, with 3,000 ambulances and has responded to 12 Million emergencies and saved over 350,000 lives. He is on the Boards of State Bank of Hyderabad, Butterfly Edu Fields and Senate Member of IIT, Hyderabad and Member on the Global Innovation Board, Sanofi Aventis. Mr. Changavalli has received awards for his yeoman services including Pranadata Award, HEAL Leadership Award, AAEMI Leadership award for the Moral Courage, to name a few.
Mr. M. Balachandran
Having served the country as a Joint Commissioner and Additional Commissioner of Police he retired in the year 2005 as the Additional Director General of Police. After 36 years of clean, impeccable service in the Indian Police Service, he was awarded the prestigious President Medal for his Meritorious Service.
Ms. Usha Seshasayee
Usha has lead several campaigns in Chennai, Bangalore and Hosur to bring awareness on Road Safety; enabled reorganisation of traffic around School Zones to prevent safety hazards and prompted safety consciousness amongst Two wheeler drivers, Auto drivers. During the course of her campaigns Suraksha has reached out to 35000 school children covering over 60 schools.
Usha is a recipient of Women of Excellence Award for the Year 2005 presented by MADRAS JAYCEES (Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs). Usha is married with two sons.
Anand also is the co-founder of India Semiconductor association, an executive committee member of Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) Bangalore, an active industry connector to the GOI department of Biotechnology and UKTI. Dr. Anand, holds patents in Satellite communication and Bio-pharma domains. He is also a musician with great passion for singing and performing arts. He is a patron of various social causes and gives expression to his humanitarian leanings through many social initiatives he is a part of.
Mr. N.T. Arunkumar
He also plays the role of visiting faculty at Sri Sathya Sai University where he guest lectures on management and systems. He has created and runs the ‘Financial Technology’ program at the Institute of Financial Management & Research (IFMR), Chennai. A selfless leader, and a role model to many, he has been instrumental in the establishment of the iDo Trust.
Mr. A.S. Kumar
A passionate and highly energized leader, ASK has inspired hundreds of individuals from varied walks of life into contributing to service to humanity. Apart from guiding Team ALERT on Financial planning, governance and audits, his spiritual and network strength has added a great momentum to the mission of ALERT.
Mr. Sujith Kumar
He has over 20+ years’ experience as a practising HR professional and currently works for Infosys Ltd. He is a prominent speaker in student & industry forums and has featured in several TedX, TV and Radio Talk shows. He has delivered over 2400 lectures and spends his weekends mostly visiting colleges and inspiring young minds. Very passionate about writing, Sujith has penned his thoughts for several magazines and newspapers.
Sujith has won several awards – Winner of the Young Achiever Award & ICON of Rotaract awarded by Rotary International. Recipient of The Change Maker Award in 2014 & Distinguished Alumni of Loyola in 2015. He also won the Pride of Tamilnadu award in 2017 for his work with Maatram Foundation. Sujith is currently part of several Academic councils of Colleges and a steering committee member of the NASSCOM HR Forum and former President of NHRD Chapter in Chennai.