An engineer by academic qualification. He started career with BPL limited, Chennai as a front line sales and handled several product categories that included testing and measuring instruments, office automation and telecom products.
He then moved to the head office after four years of sales into marketing of all instrumentation products including the cardiac care equipment marketing.
He then joined TTK as product manager and moved up quickly to general manager marketing in two and a half years. He was the youngest General Manager in the history of the group.
Currently Chandru is the Managing Director of the company and has played a key role in moving the company from a south based, south focused company in just pressure cookers to becoming India’s largest and most profitable kitchen appliance company. The journey of the company has been from a turnover of 113 crores in 2003 to 2100 crores today.
Chandru has won several awards like being the Pride of Karnataka in marketing, India’s top 50 most talented CMOs, Thought leadership in Marketing, Corporate leadership award, Great leader award by WCRC international, India’s best trusted CEO in kitchen appliances to name a few.
Personally, his primary hobby is cooking and trying out new recipes and new appliances in the kitchen. This has actually made his kitchen into a virtual lab. His dream is to leave behind a legacy of sustainable success in a peaceful and progressive society.