Dr. Bharath Krishna Sankar
Chairman, Managing Director; Aparajitha Corporate Services
Dr. Bharath Krishna Sankar is the Chairman of Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Ltd, headquartered in Madurai, India. He is a postgraduate in Commerce, a national gold medalist (topper in both Inter and Final) in Chartered Accountancy and an Associate of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India. His doctoral thesis is on “Determinants of entrepreneurship and its impact on MSME sector sustainability in Madurai district”. He is a two term Director of Indian Bank, India’s seventh largest bank. He is also the chairman of Indian Banks Audit Committee and is part of nine other committees of the bank.
Bharath started Aparajitha about twenty years ago and the group has grown from just 10 people and a turnover of about 20 lakhs to a group of 1400 core staff and over 8000 deputed staff with a turnover of over 350 crores for year ending March 2020. The operations are spread all over India with about 1500 locations and 27 branch offices. He is the Past Chairman of the Madurai Zone of CII and was the recipient of TiE Chennai’s “Entrepreneur of the year” award for 2015. Aparajitha Foundations, a trust promoted by the group, has started ‘‘Tim Tim Tara” with a vision of creating a transformational change through awareness at the school level by giving school students an exposure to skills which are extremely important in life, but not covered by the regular curriculum. This started in Tamil Nadu and the Hindi version has now spread to 11 states and 2 union territories, reaching over 6 crores students in 4 languages (Hindi, Tamil, Gujrati and English) through live relay facility as part of the States’ life skills curriculum. (aparajitha.org)Bharath is an exceptional coach and highly sought-after mentor.
He is the chief mentor at Poornatha, a business and leadership education company that trains MSMEs. He started this journey by mentoring a group of entrepreneurs, through a programme called Journey in Joy, that covered 27 entrepreneurs across Tamil Nadu state. Under his guidance Poornatha has reached out to 1000+ entrepreneurs across India (10 states), with programs available in 10 major Indian languages and two international languages (English and French).
He is a Founding Board Member of the Michigan Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs, USA. He is on the Governing Board of Thiagarajar School of Management. He penned a column ‘Smilingly yours’ in The Hindu –Metroplus, which was a series of management insights for young entrepreneurs and established businessmen alike.