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The Patrons & Board of Directors invite you to an interactive session with

Hon’ble Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman
Dr Preetha Reddy

8th October, 3.00 PM

Hon'ble Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry graduated from Sitalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli went on to do her Masters in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Indo-European Textile Trade was the focus of her draft Ph.D thesis. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman served as an assistant to Economist in the Agricultural Engineers Association, UK in London. She subsequently worked as Senior Manager (Research and Analysis) with Price Waterhouse, London. During this time she also briefly worked with BBC World Service.

Dr. Preetha Reddy formally joined Apollo Hospitals as Joint Managing Director in 1989. In 2014, she assumed an expanded role and was elevated to the position of Executive Vice Chairperson, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited. Preetha works closely with the organization’s 8000 clinicians in reviewing global medical advancements and in introducing contemporary protocols to further enhance clinical outcomes.

Madras School of Economics Campus

(Behind Government Data Centre)
Gandhi Mandapam Road,
Kotturpuram, Chennai

Refreshments : 5.00 PM

Venue: Madras School of Economics, Gandhi Mandapam, Kotturpuram, Chennai


Mr T.S. Gopal   |   9840092850    |

About US

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CIC has been promoted by a group of Chennaivasis with interests as diverse as the rainbow of colours in the logo, who have yet, come together with a singular focus, to create a platform for the city to express itself.

CIC aspires to:

• Be a spa for the mind and the soul, a place where achievers of today, yesterday and tomorrow will meet, interact, debate and discuss transformative ideas
• Foster cross-cultural conversation and collaboration
• Showcase role models for the youth and unleash their power to create positive socio-economic change

THE Charter

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• Promoting a healthy exchange of information and ideas in the disciplines of political science, education, business, culture, art, science and social sciences
• Applying these ideas and improving the quality of life for the benefit of humanity at large
Promoting collaboration amongst the persons engaged or interested in the above mentioned disciplines and also encouraging interaction between the public and experts in these fields
Encouraging debate in these fields among experts and providing avenues for new lines of thinking and research
• Helping bright Indian minds infuence global thinking and bringing global thought leaders to address Chennai
Engaging with the next generation by holding interactions with schools, colleges and educational institutions
• Sharing Chennai’s rich history, culture and showcasing the achievements of our truly world-class talent


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Patrons Photo

Dr V Shanta
K Parasaran
Dr C Rangarajan
Dr P C Reddy
R Thyagarajan
Dr S S Badrinath
M K Narayanan
N Vaghul
Suresh Krishna
AVM Saravanan
R K Raghavan
T S Krishnamurthy
Padma Subramaniam
N Gopalaswami
Sudharani Raghupathy
N Ram

CIC Trust

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Gopal Srinivasan
M S Srinivasan
N Lakshmi Narayanan
Prakash Challa
Venugopal Kasturi
V Ravichandar
R Anand
P H Arvindh Pandian
Rajeev Mecheri
Kiran Reddy
Rahul Mammen Mappillai
Vellayan Subbiah

CIC Trust is the sponsor and promoter of CIC which is a Section 8 company

The board

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M S Srinivasan
N Lakshmi Narayanan
Prakash Challa
V Ravichandar
K Venugopal
Gopal Srinivasan
R Anand
Rajeev Mecheri
Kiran Reddy
Rahul Mammen