About Khalai Chelvan
Co-Founder and Board member
As one of the four founding partners, Khalai Chelvan has been part of Sandhata since its formation in 2005.
Khalai holds an Master of Engineering from Annamalai University in Production Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering from PSG College of Technology in Mechanical Engineering . Khalai has had a varied career having worked in different fields during his career including Mechanical Engineering, lecturing before moving to IT over 15 years ago. In IT he worked across multiple domain like Telecom, Banking and Finance specialising in design development and software infrastructure Architecture. He has delivered many global middleware infrastructure solutions for prestigious clients using his engineering experience to achieve excellence. Khalai is one of the rare individuals that has a proven track record in delivery and academia and applies this together to run the Sandhata Academy in India. This is one of Sandhata’s main differentiators that we train from a position of experience rather than using our clients as a sandbox.
Aside from work, Khalai is an executive member of Manavata, a charitable organisation to which Sandhata is a partner, supporter and fundraiser for. Manavata runs social initiatives in health, education, environment and humanitarian aid worldwide and were directly on the ground in Chennai during the floods in November 2015 providing aid to the outlying suburbs that were hit the hardest. Khalai is also a keen cycling and does charity cycling every year.