A Vellayan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa group and Chairman-
Coromandal International Ltd., EID Parry (India) and Murugappa Holdings Ltd., has been appointed
the new Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors of IIM Kozhikode. In addition, he is
associated with various organisations including Ambadi Investments Pvt. Ltd., Kanoria Chemicals &
Industries Limited, Foskor Pty. Ltd., South Africa. In the past, Shri Vellayan has held positions of
President in various industry and trade organizations, and has also been Director of EXIM Bank and
Indian Overseas Bank. He is an alumnus of well-known educational institutions such as Doon School,
Sriram College of Commerce, Aston University, UK and University of Warwick Business School, UK.
He has been honoured with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural
University and Aston University, UK.
Prof. Kulbhushan Balooni, Director i/c, IIM Kozhikode said “On behalf of the entire IIM Kozhikode
community, I am delighted to welcome Dr. Vellayan, as the new Chairman of the Institute. I am sure
that under his guidance, IIM Kozhikode shall attain greater heights”.
About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management
Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic
programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Program in Management,
Executive PG Programs, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs.
IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education.