Mr S. Vaitheeswaran

Chairperson, Manipal University Jaipur
Vice Chairman and Managing Director,
Manipal Education & Medical Group

S. Vaitheeswaran has over 35 years of experience in the corporate world and has made key contributions in the education management industry, health care and health Insurance space, corporate restructuring/ M&A, project management, leadership talent development, He has been deeply involved in supporting/ mentoring startups in the Edtech/ Fintech space.

He has worked in different capacities in companies like Lucas TVS, Eicher Ltd, Infosys. He started his career with Lucas TVS and was associated with the company for 5 years. Post this, he joined Eicher Ltd. and worked for more than a decade. In his tenure, he held various positions like Director & Business Head at Eicher International Ltd. and Director - Sales & Marketing at Eicher Ltd.

After his successful career at Eicher Ltd, he joined Infosys as VP & Unit Head, Hi Tech Manufacturing & India Business (BPO) and was associated with the company for around 5 years. He led the Hi-Tech and Manufacturing Vertical, the largest unit in BPO and headed Infosys BPO's India Business. He was also responsible for driving global service delivery excellence across all businesses and providing leadership to drive Excellence in the firm through resource optimization, deployment of Business Transitions, Quality, and Risk Management functions. He successfully established high delivery predictability to operations and a rigor on domain certifications and was involved in strategy formulation and implementation.

Post his successful stint with Infosys, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in Manipal Global Education Services. In his tenure of around 11.5 years in the Manipal Group, he has held various positions - MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education Services, Group CEO-Manipal Education & Medical Group and is currently working as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director - Manipal Education & Medical Group.

His experience in creating large enterprises has helped Manipal Group to scale & grow the multi-disciplinary university campuses in Antigua, Dubai, Nepal & Malaysia, alongside building one of the most successful professional skilling academies for the IT & BFSI sector in Bangalore, India.

He has been a part of several investee company Boards providing strategic business insights and mentoring the young Founders' / CEO's and also serves on the board of the 'not for profit' universities' - Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal University Jaipur and Sikkim Manipal University. Has worked closely with Universities and Colleges through Banking and Financial services clients to increase domain knowledge and career.

His experience and expertise lie in building industry academia partnerships and attract talent to these institutions in his capacity as a board member.

He is also a member of CII / CEO Forum and Bangalore Chamber of Industry & Commerce (BCIC). He is also involved in evangelizing the cause of improving and enhancing the higher education ecosystem in India through participation in various panels and forums.

Vaitheeswaran holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Materials Management from the Institute of Materials Management and an Engineering degree from NIT, Tiruchirappalli.

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