Arunachalam Vellayan is a businessperson who has been at the head of 17 different companies. Presently, Mr. Vellayan is Chairman for Foskor (Pty) Ltd., Chairman for Coromandel International Ltd., Chairman for Roca Bathroom Products Pvt Ltd., Chairman of Parry Infrastructure Co. Pvt Ltd. and Chairman at Murugappa Holdings Ltd.
He is also Chairman for Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, Member-Executive Committee at Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Member of Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Vice President for Tamil Nadu Cricket Association and Vice President-Southern India at The Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and on the board of 6 other companies.
He previously was Managing Director at Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Ltd. and Managing Director at TI Diamond Chain Ltd (a subsidiary of Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Ltd.), Non-Executive Chairman of E.I.D.-Parry (India) Ltd. and Non-Executive Chairman of Coromandel International Ltd. (a subsidiary of E.I.D.-Parry (India) Ltd.), Chairman at Fertiliser Association of India, President of Indian Chemical Council, President of Indian Sugar Mills Association, President for All India Cycle Manufacturers Association, Vice President of All India Shippers Council, Executive Chairman of Murugappa Group, President at International Chamber of Commerce India and Vice President of Federation of Indian Export Organizations.
Arunachalam Vellayan received a graduate degree from Warwick Business School and an undergraduate degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce.