AISC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

gayathri

Ms. Gayathri Sriram

Chairperson

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.

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Mr. Edward Burleson

Appointed

Ed arrived in Chennai in the summer of 2018 to be the Management Officer (Administrative Director) at the U.S. Consulate General. During this 10 years working for the U.S. Department of State, he has been posted to Manila, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Kabul, and The Hague. Previously, Ed taught English in Japanese public middle schools, taught mathematics in a public middle school in Houston, Texas, and also worked as an instructional designer to create online compliance training courses.He has an MA from the University of New Mexico and a BS from the University of Houston.

A native of Houston, Texas, Ed is here with his wife Namiko, who is originally from Japan. Their two daughters currently attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Mr. Josh Foulger

Appointed

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 12) at AISC and Gracelyn.

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Ms. Julie Tikekar

Elected

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 8) and Eshaan (Grade 4) at AISC.

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Ms. Shanthi Giridhar

Appointed

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 11) and Amrita (Grade 7) at AISC.

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Mr. Sridhar Venkatesh

Elected

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 11), Arjan (Grade 9) and Karan (Grade 7) at AISC.

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Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy

Elected

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 10) at AISC.

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Ms. Susan Tuller

Appointed

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 11) and Chloe (Grade 9) at AISC.

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Ms. Yoojin Lee

Elected

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 5) at AISC.