K. Vijayaraghavan (Vijay), the chairman of Sathguru Management Consultants established the firm to integrate proficiencies in science and management to help create and nurture innovative enterprises, by adopting next generation technologies for product development and providing strategic ideas in reaching markets and delivery systems for different segments.
He takes special interest in exploring the potential of applying technological innovations in life sciences, to address the problems of resource-constrained communities. His able guidance has helped constitute, some path breaking global consortiums in public health, agriculture, food and environment.
He is a Chartered Accountant and a certified Management Consultant. His multiple majors in graduate programs and fellowship in finance, strategic and technology management, helps nurture enterprises that can effectively complement in-house research with external research capacity to sustain competitiveness. For over 30 years, he has advised several national governments of both advanced and emerging economies to shape their science and technology commercialization policies; technology development and dissemination strategies; enterprise nurturing policies and intellectual assets protection policies. He has helped structure governance and leadership models for global consortiums, corporate enterprises and non-profit organizations. For over two decades, he has led several collaborative partnerships in research, technology transfer and regional capacity building with Cornell University for the Asian region. He is a visiting faculty at world renowned institutions and believes in sharing his experiences with practicing managers and academicians.
He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of AUTM and Honorary President of the Society for Technology Management (STEM), the Indian association of technology management professionals. He is also a fellow member of Institute of Management Consultants of India and he is on the advisory board of Cornell Center for Hospitality Research.