Dr. M. Manickam, Chairman of the Company, holds a Masters Degree in Statistics from Madras University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Michigan, USA. He is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Sakthi Sugars Limited. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Sakthi Auto Component Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Governing Council of Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, and Nachimuthu Polytechnic College, Pollachi and Vice Chairman of the Governing council of Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore and Correspondent for 5 other Educational Institutions.
In recognition of his contribution in the management of agro-processing industries and agricultural development, he was awarded the “Doctor of Science” (Honoris Causa) by Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in July 2010. He was the President of Indian Sugar Mills Association during 1996-97.