“you plant a tree and groom it for posterity…”

The first visionaries – our founders

Alamelu Subramanian (Athachi)

N. V. Subramanian

Visalakshi Subramanian

C. V. Subramanian


Raju N Subramanian

With an expansive career in aviation and financing, Raju Subramanian’s professional career coincides with the phenomenal growth story of Emirates Airlines – one of the greatest aviation success stories globally. Raju was associated with Emirates Airlines for 23 years. As Manager responsible for financing at Emirates, Raju was part of a team that garnered global accolades and awards. His contributions were recognized at multiple levels, and he built a worldwide network among leaders in aviation financing. His career shift as an entrepreneur began through Athachi Consulting, dedicated to financing the aviation sector. This business has since diversified to include various other interests including healthcare, alternative medicine, organic farming, and other sustainable growth models.

Deepa Subramanian
Vice Chairperson

A gold medalist, and an MBA in Human Resource Management, Deepa is inspired by the unbeatable human spirit with the ability to achieve, excel, and striving against all odds. A strong inclination for academics propelled her towards teaching and training people who’re in pursuit of excellence.  Deepa began her career in media, bringing her face-to-face with people from different walks of life. Backed by this perspective, Deepa leads the Athachi Group with her people expertise and her Joie de Vivre. Epitomizing what Confucius espoused – ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’, Deepa lives this vision at Athachi to deliver transformational change.

Dr. Vishwanath N Subramanian
Managing Director

A trained physician with specialty in Public Health, Dr Vishwanath has been actively involved in the areas of Chest Medicine, Psychiatry and Emergency Care over the years. A recognized mentor for the Public Health students at the University of California, Berkeley, his Research has been on women’s health and lifestyle disorders. Dr Vishwanath has been recognized as an International Leader in Health by the Department of State, US. The city of Dallas, Texas has honored Dr Vishwanath with Honorary citizenship in recognition of his efforts in Public Health. His scientific standing among peers and expertise in varied aspects of project management is currently guiding the Athachi Group in its endeavors.

Sunder N Subramanian
Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years’ experience in steering all aspects of financial analysis and management, Sunder has carved a niche in the financial domain, across sectors. Sunder’s role as an accounting manager and controller at Jotun Paints successfully redefined the meaning of financial functions and responsibilities. While advising on strategic transactions, Sunder pioneered the global expansions of finance functions in a manufacturing unit. At Athachi Group, Sunder heads the finance operations and is also closely involved in the functioning of various entities within the growing portfolio.

Kalyanakrishnan N Hariharan
Chief Executive Officer

With more than 33 years of leadership experience with Pharma majors like Aurobindo Pharma, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories and Torrent Pharmaceuticals, Kalyanakrishnan oversees the day-to-day activities of Athachi Group. His global engagements in the pharmaceutical industry comprises a two-year assignment in Moscow as the Head of Supply Chain for Dr Reddy’s Russia operations. He has been associated with various projects like ToC, SAP and SCM process of re-engineering.  Kalyanakrishnan’s forte is Statistics and Management, and he has worked with almost all the top consulting firms like Accenture, McKinsey, IBM, PWC, Boston Consulting, and Goldratt Consulting etc., on projects relating to Supply Chain Operations and Systems.

Shanker N Choodamani
Chief Investment Officer

Overseeing approx. Rs 1 billion Assets Under Management, Shanker is responsible for portfolio management, strategy setting, trading, and planning functions within the Athachi Group. A management graduate with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Shanker was a key player at the erstwhile State Head of Geojit Financial Services Ltd., driving the company’s business and spearheading sales, service, and distribution of financial products. He has handled various roles in Geojit Finance and has expertise in managing end-to-end operations in the industry. In addition, Shanker has exemplary experience in matters relating to regulatory requirements, risk management, and Information technology. He is a professional Financial Planner and a member of FPSB India.