Chairman & Executive Director, Indian Terrain Fashions Limited
Venky Rajagopal born in a family of Civil Servants, is a first-generation entrepreneur. He did his post-graduation in Economics and joined the civil services as an IPS Officer in the year 1979. He served for 10 years and resigned in 1988. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 1989, with Celebrity Fashions, and in the year 2000 started Indian Terrain. He took both companies public, Celebrity in 2006 and Indian Terrain in 2011. Between them, the two companies have a turnover of 1,250 crores.
Venky Rajagopal has been associated with the MMA for the last 4 years. He held office as the President in the year 2012-13. He held office in CII- Tamil Nadu, as Chair of the Taskforce on Nurturing Entrepreneurship, in the year 2011-12. He was the Captain of the Kodaikanal Golf Club, in the year 2011-12. He was the Co-Chairman of CII National MSME council in the year 2010-11. He joined the YPO-WPO Chennai Chapter in 2005 and is currently a member of WPO Chennai Chapter.
He is also a keen cyclist, and in 2016 he participated in the Tour of Nilgiris, cycling endurance event, covering 1,000 km over 8 days. Also, a passionate golfer, he has played the game for 20 years now.