PROFILE

I have a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the Madras Christian College, and am a proud member of the alumni association. In 2000, I received a Bachelors Degree in Law from the Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College, Chennai. Between 2002 and 2004, I lived in Europe. I studied for a Masters in Law in International Law with International Relations at the Brussels School of International Studies. After Completing my degree, I was invited by the Kent Law School of the University of Kent at Canterbury as a Teaching Assistant in British Constitutional Law, while undertaking the research for a Ph.D. After doing M.Phil. level work, I demitted to return to India. 

My work experience includes legal and strategy work in a number of areas related to business and innovation. I co-founded and headed IP DOME Strategy Advisors for 10 years to explore a new model of IPR related legal services. My colleagues in the company were engineers and scientists. The company is today being run by my former colleague, Mr. Hariprasad Karnam as CEO. 

I am the Chairperson of the Apollo Biomedical Research Ethics Committee, and am member of several ethics committees in the city, including the NIE-ICMR committee, and the committees of Fortis-Malar and SIMS hospital. Until last year, I was member of the IIT-Madras Ethics Committee, and the ethics committee of the National Institute of Siddha. I write on contemporary and technical subjects, and enjoy reading. I lead an active lifestyle with dancing, running, fitness and, when possible, trekking and hiking.