Team

FOUNDERS

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C. Devarajan,

Chairman

Mr. C. Devarajan, or CD as he is popularly known as, is a civil and structural engineer with about 30 years of experience in the field of construction and infrastructure development… Read More

 

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Sampath Kasirajan

Managing Director Hydra Consulting Services
Project Implementation

Sampath Kasirajan is the Managing director of Hydra consulting Services Private limited, which is implementing the Five P project on a turn key basis…. Read More

MANAGEMENT

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Shree Bharathi Devarajan

CEO

Ms. Bharathi has recently completed her Masters in International Business from the Grenoble Graduate School for Business (GGSB France) located in Singapore. Bharathi recently completed a research project, which aims to study the model of Skills Development as an effective Corporate Social Responsibility practice in the Indian Construction Industry. Her undergraduate degree is Bachelors of Commerce from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore. As Bharathi has grown up in the URC family she is firmly committed to building a business which gives back to the community and is eager to apply her formal academic training to this new dynamic venture.

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MANAGEMENT

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Carrie Clark-Kenny, PhD

CSO, USA Office

Carrie holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Archetypal Theory and Mythological Studies from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Women’ Studies.

Carrie is a social entrepreneur interested in the transformational space between heritage skills, international commerce and the textile industry. Environmental health, social justice, and responsible business are topics that help her lead the strategic planning for Five P Venture’s vision and implementation in the US market. Carrie facilitates complimentary partnerships and product development for western aesthetics and business practices.

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PRODUCTION

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N.P. Ponnusami

Technical Director

Ponnusami has dedicated his entire professional life to textile production and manufacturing. He constantly strives for perfection in every aspect, right from the selection of yarn, down to the last stitch of a button. He has always confidently and quietly resolved technical issues, carefully and patiently altering and adapting the production as he works alongside designers. Without a doubt, Ponnusami has a wealth of hands-on knowledge and an invaluable insight, which he has gained at academic, vocational and industrial level … Read More

 

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 C. Devarajan,

Chairman


 Mr. C. Devarajan, or CD as he is popularly known as, is a civil and structural engineer with about 30 years of experience in the field of construction and infrastructure development. He joined the family business immediately after graduation and worked with a visionary zeal to turn the 56 year old organization into a highly diversified group with significant interest in Housing, Information Technologies and Project management. URC, with impeccable standards in Social, Environmental and Corporate governance now supports over 10,000 families both through direct and indirect employment.

CD is a philanthropist par excellence and is involved in a number of projects that are aimed at increasing the knowledge standards of the region through quality education. Despite these achievements, Mr. Devarajan continues to remain a down-to-earth person, committed to implementing projects that are socially relevant and beneficial while sharing his dream with people of similar leanings and goals in their lives. Mr. Devarajan believes in the philosophy that, inherent ethics and values would surface to result in a better society’ if given the right support and environment.

 

Sampath Kasirajan

Managing Director Hydra Consulting Services
Project Implementation


Sampath Kasirajan is the Managing director of Hydra consulting Services Private limited, which is implementing the Five P project on a turn key basis.

Sam holds a Masters in Business Administration with expertise in Strategic Management, Supply Chain Management, IT enablement, Business Process Re-engineering and Logistics. He has done substantial research in the area of collaborative business with one of his early efforts in seamless transactions, gaining the recognition of National Science Technology Board, Singapore as one top the 20 innovations of 2000.

Sampath Kasirajan was also one of the first few consultants to be invited by National Australia Bank to study and present a business case on emerging trends and opportunities in the IT space for banking services. He also runs a number of programmes to help students connect with the Industry. One such programme in 2007 was conducted at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia that linked the students with one of the handloom sectors in India. He has delivered key lectures both in India and overseas destinations on collaborative technologies, Global Sourcing Models, Business integration and de-risking strategies. He is currently involved in helping the Small medium Enterprises of the Textile Sector to regain their space and help them fight on an equal footing with their larger counterparts through 3 key ground breaking initiatives, namely, The HYDRA CONFEDERA, THE GREEN VERTICAL and THE FIVE P. His involvement in Five P comes as a natural extension to the vision he has for the MSME sector. He was also on the board of Erode Textile Mall Ltd as Vice President of marketing and Sales playing a key role in spelling out the marketing strategy for TEXVALLEY, India’s Iconic 1.4 million square feet Trade Centre which is all set to support over 400 traders belonging to the daily and weekly markets of Erode.

 

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N.P. Ponnusami

Technical Director


Ponnusami holds a License from the Textile Institute, Manchester, England: a professional textile qualification approved throughout the world. In addition,Ponnusami has a Textile and Ready-Made Garment Technology Diploma. With over three decades of experience in plant operations, production, maintenance, set-up and expansion, process enhancement and sourcing, Ponnusami has become a leading go-to name in the textile manufacturing industry. With extensive experience in the production of apparel and textiles, particularly relating to luxury and high-end products for the home, exported mainly to the USA, Canada and the Middle East,Ponnusami has a vast, hands-on knowledge of the complete manufacturing process. He has also overseen and been an exceptional leader in New Product Development, Planning, Monitoring and Execution, Time Delivery, Quality Control, Sample Management and Development, liaising withcontractors and sub-contractors, implementing cost saving measures, budget planning/ costing products, Vendor Development and Labour Management. Ponnusami also has in-depth knowledge about the retail sectors, textiles for the hospitality industry and private institutions as well as luxury private members clubs and houses. Having travelled to Kuwait, China and Europe and participating in trade textile fairs, Ponnusami is well versed in dealing with the needs of international clients and businesses.