AISC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Sriram Sivaram
Sriram returned to Chennai in 2006 and is the President of Madras Engineering Industries Pvt. Ltd (MEI), a tier one auto component manufacturer. Prior to this, Sriram had worked with US based multinational companies in the power quality and energy sector where he has held various key management positions. Sriram holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and an MS and MBA from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Sriram has been an AISC parent and community member since 2006, and is a former Board member and Board Chair.
His wife, Priya, and he have two children Vishnu (AISC Class of 2018) and Vinay (Grade 12).
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy
Sunder returned to India in July 2015. He presently is the Vice Chancellor of Krea University in Sri City, near Chennai, 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 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Foundation.
His wife, Varna, and he have one child Srivatsan (Grade 11) at AISC.
Mr. Josh Foulger
Josh 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 (AISC Class of 2019) at AISC and Gracelyn.
Mr. Edward Burleson
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 a BS from the University of Houston and an MA from the University of New Mexico.
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.
Mr. Michael Roberson
Michael relocated to India in May 2010 as the Vice President Sales and Marketing for AVT McCormick. He co-founded Provision Value Gard where he is currently the Managing Director. He also established Aspera Logistics, overseeing the business as the CEO. Michael earned his Master’s degree from Trinity Western University in Administrative Leadership, in Vancouver, Canada.
His wife, Shabri, and he have three children, Rohan (Grade 10), Adesh (Grade 8), and Kairav (Grade 4) at AISC.
Mr. Namhee Park
Namhee arrived at Chennai in fall 2017. He is the vice president of Samsung Electronics in India in southern area. He has around 25 years of Consumer Electronics experience in Sales and Marketing. He has had a lot of global business with many countries like US, Canada, Mexico, Greece and countries in Africa. He has a bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul City University.
His wife, Miyoung, and he have two children Byeongchan (Grade 11) at AISC and Byeongwoo.
Ms. Shanthi Giridhar
Shanthi returned to Chennai in January 2013. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Madras. Shanthi has worked with Ernst & Young for 7 years at various countries. Prior to that she was the Deputy Manager with one of the biggest oil corporations in India for six years. Currently as an independent financial advisor, she manages a USD 5 million portfolio and is the trustee of three non-profit/charitable institutions in India.
Her husband, Giri, and she have two children Prahalad (Grade 12) and Amrita (Grade 8) at AISC.
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 12), Arjan (Grade 10) and Karan (Grade 8) at AISC.
Ms. Susan Tuller
Susan arrived in India in the Fall 2016. She joined the Department 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 12) and Chloe (Grade 10) at AISC.