Thulasiraj Ravilla

MBA, Director-Operations, Aravind Eye Care System Executive Director-LAICO, Aravind Eye Hospital, LAICO.

Thulasiraj Ravilla began his career as Systems Manager in Berger Paints (India) Ltd., Calcutta in 1973.  One of the founding members of Aravind Eye Care System, he became the Administrator of Aravind Eye Hospital in 1981.  He is currently the Executive Director of Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) as well as the Director – Operations for Aravind Eye Care System.

He is the Founder President of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-India and now, one of the honorary members of the Management Board.  He is also the Board Member of Seva Foundation, USA; Aravind Eye Foundation, USA; Acumen Fund, USA, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkatta; Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Bangalore and member of several National and International Advisory Committees on Eye Care.  He is the President of Aurolab Trust and Trustee & Treasurer for DHAN Foundation.

He holds his Bachelors from Madras Christian College and PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management.  He is visiting scholar at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA.