After graduating in Economics from University College, London in the seventies, Lal Chellaram had been immersed in the Chellaram group’s business activities. These included trading and retail operations in India, Japan, Europe and West Africa. From this global platform he has been instrumental in reshaping the group’s activities which now include shipping, healthcare, manufacturing, distribution and investment in the Far East, Africa and Europe.
His passion for business remains unabated and is matched only by his passion for philanthropy. He formed Chellaram Foundation in 2000 as the vehicle to drive through his philanthropic vision.
He brings his leadership and business acumen gained from over 40 years’ of entrepreneurial experience to Chellaram Foundation ensuring its resources are deployed with unnerving focus on the causes he is so passionate about.