Mr T Kannan, is a graduate in Business Administration from Madurai University and has a wide range of experience in the textile industry. He held the position of the Chairman of Textiles Committee, Mumbai, The Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council, Mumbai and also as the Chairman of The South India Mills’ Association during 1990-92. He is connected with a number of organisations related to industry, education and charity.
He was also the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern Region, Chennai, and a member of the Southern Regional Board of Industrial Development Bank of India.
Mr Kannan is a leading Educationalist, President of Thiagarajar College, Madurai and Chairman & Correspondent of Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai. He is a member of Syndicate Anna University, Chennai, Board of Governors of IIM, Indore and Board of Governors of National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
He was a member of Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission, Senate of Madurai Kamaraj University and Academic Council of Anna University.
He is the recipient of Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Award 2014 by the Government of Tamil Nadu for promotion of Education and Social Service.
He is also on the board of several Indian companies.