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Know more about our speakers at our launch event
on 16th November 2013.

Samuel Eddy,
Founder/Curator of SAM Global.

Samuel Eddy started his career in A,V,Thomas and Co specializing in Tea and then onto Cardamom growing and Processing. He went onto growing and processing Jasmine Concretes for the perfume Industry in France. He then set up the Retailing business for retailing spices for the Middle East market . Worked for Mac Industries Ltd setting up a modern Pappad processing plant for the UK Market. He pioneered the export of organic fruits for the German market.

In 1995 he set up Chennai’s first event management Company and came up with the concept of Corporate Recreation services for the IT industry. He also set up India’s first Petting Zoo .In 2008 he set up a Finishing School for engineering graduates helping over 1500 students get placement in IT companies. He then was Marine Coordinator for a shipping company handling the quantity and quality analysis of all crude oil coming into the country, Eddy is also the Chief Coordinator for TEDxChennai.

In 2011 he was the Curator and Sole licensee for BIL conferences in India and organaised the first ever BIL Conference in Chennai.He is now involved in bringing in several TED like concepts like Chic Meets Geek ,Do lectures etc to India. He is also the Founder of F4( Face to Face Facebook Friends) an unique meetup which has no agenda nor timing, which is rapidly spreading all over the country and the world.

In May 2011 Samuel relocated to the United States where he lives with his wife and daughter .After going to the US he is involved in helping US companies launch in India as also bringing in successful US concepts into India. This takes him back and forth between the US and India.

In July of 2012 he founded and curates SAM (Science Art Management) a TED like organization .Samuel travels extensively mentoring and organizing SAM across the

Priya Ramesh
Counselling Psychologist

Priya Ramesh is a Counseling Psychologist practising in the city of Chennai for over 8 yrs. Her experience as facilitator of human relationships has led her to foray into new horizons and wear many hats that includes being

- Facilitator of Intervention Programmes
- Mentor School Development Board leading Learning Programmes for Personal   Developmenrt and Employee Wellness
- Consultant Counselor for Corporate houses, Individuals

Priya began her career as Manager, General Trade Centre, Muscat, where Priya was actively involved in Training and Customer Support.

Relocated to India, she found herself drawn towards human behavior, relationship dynamics and hence psychology.She has a Mastersin Applied Psychology and Economics and aPG Diploma in Psychological Counseling .Passing out as the outstanding student of her batch of trainee counselors, she went on to add more skills that included skills of family and couple therapy ; and Applications and principles of cognitive behavior techniques.

As a resource person for Corporate houses in their EAP initiatives Priya discovered her passion for transformation. She designed and facilitated intervention programmes that specifically met the needs of the assigned group.

Her eclectic approach for empowerment helped in enhancing employee effectiveness both in their personal and work life. Every intervention programme is designed to allow for experiential self learning.

She has conducted over 50 sessions for varied groups of people.

She is an accomplished classical dancer with many performances and choreographies to her credit.

T Chendil Kumar
Corporate Trainer

T Chendil Kumar or CK for short, is a Civil Engineer by training and a trainer by choice. With over 18 years of experience in sales and marketing of industrial consumables, he is now a full fledged corporate trainer based out of Dubai.

Trained at the Harvard Law School on ' teaching negotiation in organisations'.

Trained under Dr Robert Cialdini on the 'Principles of Persuasion' in Phoenix AZ.

Guest Faculty at IIM Bangalore since 2005 focusing on Influencing Skills, Negotiation Skills and Managerial Communication.

Guest Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad Entrepreneurship Cell

Visiting Faculty at IIM Indore Dubai/RAK campus teaching a course on Managerial Communication.

He was  a Program Director of a highly successful workshop for entrepreneurs on 'Strategic Persuasion and Negotiation Skills' offered by NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore.

Some of his major clients are TCS, Nokia, Samsung, ARM Technologies, Toyota,Volvo,Titan, Tata Motors, Ingersoll Rand, Atkins Global, among others.

He runs customised programs for his clients across USA, Europe, Singapore, Latin America and the Middle East.

CK consults extensively in the Middle East with ETA, Al Batha Group, Henkel Polybit, Zurich Insurance, KPMG among his major clients spread over Dubai, Bahrain,Muscat,Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

CK is an acclaimed public speaker and has spoken at many TEDx forums in Chennai, Dubai, Salem, Guwahati and Tirupur.

He recently spoke at the Wharton Sales Club on Wharton Business School campus in Philadelphia on 'PERSUADE without POWER' to the Wharton MBA Class of 2013.

He regularly speaks at international forums like Rotary International Conference and corporate leadership summits of Cognizant, Robert Bosch,Deloitte,KPMG, RBS as a keynote speaker on topics ranging from 'Unleash your Humor Quotient', 'Communicate to Connect' to 'Persuade without Power'.

He is an avid Toastmaster and has sponsored more than 12 Toastmasters clubs in India.

CK Kumaravel
Co founder, Naturals

CK Kumaravel, co founder of the most admirable salon brand.

Naturas is visioneer in his own right.

Credited with eradicating the word 'house wife'. The starting point was his encouraging his wife, Veena to start something new. Naturals grew from a small see of an idea and is today a 250 + Strong salon chain webbing across the country.

The success story of Naturals dates a decade back when the seeds for the salon were own by Founder, Mrs. K. Veena. Started off with a humble amount of with the aim of earning 60,000 bucks, now Naturals has grown into huge entiry. The main focus of Naturals at present is widening its reach further through the franchise mode in order to span operations quicker across the country.

CKK's belief in the fact that women are as equally if not more efficient than men are. Naturals strength he says is the easy & simple formula of helping ordinary an ordinary woman who is passionate about becoming a business woman engage in franchising options. Giving her adequate guidance and support to start and establish the business.

His faith in the following success mantra for all upcoming women entrepreneurs which is LSD descriptive of Goddess Laxmi Devi, Goddess Saraswathi Devi and Saraswathi Devi symbolic of wisdom and knowledge and Goddess Durga Devi representing Pride, determination and strength.

Achsah Rathan Kumar
Sports Nutrionist

Achsah has completed her masters in the field of food service management and Dietetics from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She has been certified by the Sports Dieticians of Australia as an accredited Sports Nutritionist. She is a lifetime member of the Indian Dietetic Association.

She has worked as consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Orissa Cricket Academy, IPL Cricket players in Chennai and also worked for a Fitness Center. She has done presentations on ‘Importance of nutrition’ in Harrington Primary School and for Radio Mirchi, Chennai (a radio programme). Out of her own interest, she has spoken on weight loss and lifestyle changes in small women groups.

She believes that there are choices to be made to bring about a change. Currently a Sports Nutritionist at QUA NUTRITION.

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