Mr. Bhuthalingam Hariharan holds a bachelors’ degree in science from Madurai University. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He started his career in 1983 as an accounts trainee with Sundaram Clayton Limited. He joined the Avantha Group in 1985 and has since held various senior executive positions in the group. Mr. Hariharan was inducted as a member of the board of directors of Ballarpur Industries Limited in June 2001 and Crompton Greaves Limited in November, 2012. Mr. Hariharan has over 31 years of work experience with specialization in finance matters.