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Shri. A. Sivakumar ( BT- ME, ’68 ) – Entrepreneur (Sigeda Global)

Mr. A. Sivakumar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1968. He had a professional career of thirty seven years in industrial units located in India and, Africa. He worked in technology stream almost throughout his career, gaining experience in manufacturing engineering and product technology in different sectors of industry.

His major assignment was in Murugappa Group based in Chennai, India, where as Associate Director of Technology, he was instrumental in taking various innovative initiatives in technology area across the units in the Group.  His technical papers on Renewable Energy such as Small Hydro, Wind and Biomass power were presented in International conferences in Europe and USA.

During his professional career, Mr.Sivakumar had been elected as member of Institution of Manufacturing Engineers, UK, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers, USA and Fellow of Institution of Production Engineers, India.

In 2006, he wrote a book titled “In Search of Technology” bringing out his own perception of the role played by technology in the industrial world. The broad scenario of Indian Industry in the last three decades of twentieth century as viewed by a typical IITian has been captured in depth, in his own style. The book has been widely appreciated by industrialists and technologists.

Over the last decade, Mr. Sivakumar with his start up unit “Sigeda Global” has been working on developing and promoting Moringa leaf powder as the wholesome dietary nutrient supplement, beneficial to all segments of population