The Key People behind the SoundBasics Initiative

Kannan K N, Founder

Kannan is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary, with over 25 years of work experience spread across several Tata Companies (Voltas, Titan & Concorde Motors) and multi-nationals (Adidas, the Jardine group & Price Waterhouse).

Kannan held CEO and CFO positions in some of these companies.

A ‘Start-Up’ enthusiast, Kannan combines Controllership and Business Management skills.Kannan has also functioned as a Virtual-CFO for start-up companies.

Chitra P K

An ACMA, Chitra has over 15 years of work experience in senior executive positions with leading Indian companies and multinationals.

Chitra’s in-depth experience of the Accounting and Controllership function in both the FMCG and the services sector, has been invaluable in making the SoundBasics offering ‘job-oriented’ and perfectly aligned to the real needs of the industry.

Chitra is also a qualified special educator and is passionate about teaching differently abled children.

Dr. SekharAnantaraman

Dr. SekharAnantharaman is a Professor of Accounting at a leading university in USA.

In the past, he served as the Chair of the Department of Accounting, Alabama A&M University (AAMU), USA.

Dr. Anantharaman holds an MBA from Indiana State University, and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Central Florida (UCF).

His teaching interests are primarily in the Financial Accounting area with Managerial Accounting serving as a secondary interest.

Dr. Anantharaman has over 20 years of combined teaching experience.

Sanjeev Ramachandran

Sanjeev, an IT professional, is a specialist in systems and product development with over 12 years of working in hi-tech start-ups and established companies like CISCO, Motorola and L&T.

Sanjeev combines technology skills with commercial acumen, and directs all the IT initiatives of SoundBasics, including its E-Learning initiatives.

Ramesh N

Ramesh is a management graduate from IIT Bombay, and an engineer from NIT Calicut, with over 8 years of (Tatas& multi-national) industry experience.

He is currently working as a Project Manager and IT leader in a Fortune Top 10 company. He has led large global IT projects and has a passion for business and technology.

Dr. Malavika Desai

A Doctorate in Psychology, an HR Professional, a Coach and a Facilitator – Dr. Desai is a consultant for many large organizations, on the issues of human resource strategy, structure, processes and culture.

Dr. Desai served as a full time faculty for Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management in the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong (IIMS) where she was the Chairperson for Students’ Affairs and Placement.

Dr. Desai has also been a visiting faculty with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and the Chartered Financial Institute (ICFAI).

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Description: Kannan K N, Founder Kannan is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary, with over 25 years of work experience spread across several Tata Companies (Voltas, Titan & Concorde Motors) and multi-nationals (Adidas, the Jardine group & Price Waterhouse). Kannan held CEO and CFO positions in some of these companies. A ‘Start-Up’ enthusiast, Kannan combines Controllership and Business Management skills.Kannan has also functioned as a Virtual-CFO for start-up companies.