S Gopal

Mr. S Gopal (President, IIT Alumni Center, Leadership Coach and Start Up Mentor) recently retired as the Managing Director of Chemplast Sanmar Ltd. and head of all Chemical Businesses of Sanmar Group in India. Mr. Gopal holds an Engineering Degree in Electronics from IIT Madras and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has held leadership positions in Marketing, Projects and General Management and has set up Green Field Projects in various Industry Segments in India and abroad.


Prior to the leadership role in Chemicals, Mr. Gopal was responsible for 5 Joint Ventures for sophisticated light engineering products catering to Oil & Gas, Power, Refinery, Fertiliser, and Nuclear industry segments. Mr. Gopal was Regional Chairman - South of Indian Chemical Council and Past President of Madras Management Association and he has also served on many State and National Committees.

Mr. Gopal is active in TiE Chennai and in IIT Madras Alumni activities including the IIT Madras Incubation Centre and the student entrepreneurship initiatives. He is passionate about supporting startups and mentors a few startups in IIT Madras Incubation Centre.