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Board of Directors


 

gayathri

Chairperson
Ms. Gayathri Sriram

Email: boardchairperson@aischennai.org


Gayathri returned to Chennai in 2003 and is the Managing Director of UCAL, an auto component tier one major in India.

Gayathri has received two masters degrees in education and English from Carnegie Mellon University, PA and Rider University, NJ. She commenced her professional journey as a teacher of English at the highly prestigious Lawrenceville Preparatory School, NJ  and has consequently earned her laurels as a reputed educator as  head of department in the US public school systems in New Jersey and Texas.

Gayathri has a daughter Nivedita who graduated from AISC in 2016.
 
     
Sunder-Ramaswamy

Vice Chairperson
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy


Sunder returned to India in July 2015. He presently is the Vice Chancellor of IFMR in Sri City, India and is on leave as the Distinguished College Professor of International Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, USA where he has been a faculty member and administrator since 1990. Before returning to Chennai he was the president of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Monterey, CA. Sunder received his bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, master’s degree from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D in Economics from the Purdue University, USA. He is also the vice chair and Executive Committee member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Foundation.

His wife Varna and he have one child Srivatsan (Grade 9) at AISC.

 
     
josh 

Treasurer
Mr. Josh Foulger


Josh Foulger is the Country Head and Managing Director of Foxconn International Holding, India. He has around 25 years of hands-on International experience in managing mega operations and global supply chains. Prior to Foxconn, he spent 17 years with the Nokia Corporation, where he was the President of the Nokia SEZ and started the manufacturing operations for Nokia in India, and a few countries. He has conducted business in many countries, and has lived and worked in the US, India, and Vietnam. He has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas.

His wife Anita and he have two children Kaitlyn (Grade 11) at AISC and Gracelyn.

 
     
Rich

Secretary
Mr. Rich Roesing


Rich arrived in Chennai in late summer 2015 to be the Management Officer (Administrative Director) at the U.S. Consulate. In an overseas career spanning over two decades, he has worked in Guinea, Moldova, Canada, Nigeria, Lebanon, Croatia, Kosovo, and Bulgaria. He has been in the U.S. Foreign Service since 2004. He was previously on the Board of Directors of the American International School of Conakry. He has an MBA from the University of Maine and a BA from the University of Scranton.

A native Pennsylvanian, Rich is here with his wife Ksenia, who is originally from the Republic of Moldova and is the guardian of Artiom (Grade 9) at AISC.
 
     
Julie Tikekar  

Elected
Ms. Julie Tikekar


Julie-Lynn Tikekar, has lead a global career in product and strategy in the areas of e-commerce, channel distribution, payments, regulatory compliance, and most recently, risk management. Having relocated to Chennai, India in 2011, she spent 3 years developing onshore commerce solutions in emerging markets. Most recently, she joined PayPal’s risk management team in Chennai, and manages global resolutions and protections strategy. Julie holds two Bachelors of Arts and Science degrees in German, French, and Russian from Louisiana State University, USA, as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Her husband Maneesh and she have two children Ava (Grade 7) and Eshaan (Grade 3) at AISC.

 
     
shanthi 

Appointed
Ms. Shanthi Giridhar


Shanti returned to Chennai in January 2013. She has a BA in Commerce from Madras University and Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Shanthi has worked with Ernst & Young (Middle East practice, Zimbabwe and Ghana) as Manager and Senior Manager from 1994 to 2001.  Prior to that she was the Deputy Manager with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited in India for six years.  Currently she is self-employed and handles investments for a small portfolio including two trusts.

Her husband Srinivasaraghava and she have two children Prahalad (Grade 10) and Amrita (Grade 6) at AISC.

 
     
Sridhar-Venkatesh

Elected
Mr. Sridhar Venkatesh


Sridhar moved to India in 2007. He is the co-founder and vice president of Indix Corp situated in Chennai and Seattle. He was the CEO of CDOT Alcatel Research Center and co-founder and vice president of Caymas Systems before Indix. Sridhar earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in Cambridge, MA.

His wife Deepa and he have three children Manav (Grade 10), Arjan (Grade 7) and Karan (Grade 5) at AISC.
 
     

Appointed
Ms. Susan Tuller


Susan arrived in India in Fall 2016. She joined the Deportment of State Foreign Service in 1999 and has served in Haiti, Honduras, Guayana, Ecuador, Benin and Swaziland. Before this she was a peace corps volunteer in Micronesia and was the associate peace corps director in Eritrea. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Richmond, Virginia and a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

Her husband William Bridgeland and she have two children Trevor (Grade 10) and Chloe (Grade 8) at AISC.
 
     
Yoojin Lee3

Elected
Ms. Yoojin Lee


Yoojin arrived in India in February 2015. She worked Molax Logistics in the import marketing department. She has translated movies, documentaries and series from English or Spanish to Korean, for over 15 years, including translation for Busan International Film Festival and is an instructor and tea curator for 10 years. Yoojin holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and is pursuing a master’s degree in Tea and Courtesy from the Wonkong University. 

Her husband Chulhee Hong and she have one child Giyeon (Grade 4) at AISC.