Rtn. Madhav Chandran
(Rotary Club of Cochin Downtown)
Designation: Founder & Director of Cyberland & LinkNet group of companies
Born as the only son of M. Ramachandran and Leela of Koikal Meda, Chettikulangara, Madhav had his schooling at Mavelikara. An Engineering graduate in Computer Science & Technology and specialised in Business Management, he worked with HCL Ltd. Mumbai & then with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mumbai for 8 years and was the Marketing Manager at TCS for software products while resigning in 1998 to start Cyberland group of companies in Cochin.
Cyberland launched the first ever Internet Cafe of Kerala, and only the second of its kind in the country, when it started functioning way back in 1998. Over the years, keeping abreast with the trends in the technology, the company concentrated its focus to turn-key Networking projects. Now with 3 offices, Cyberland and Linknet are leading IT organisations in Kerala engaged in providing computer networking products and solutions to corporate clients and computer resellers. Cyberland, has won several awards including ‘Best Value Added Reseller Award’ at the national level instituted by CRN Magazine for 3 consecutive years. Cyberland has been included as one of the best run 100 IT companies in India by Channel World magazine in 2013, 2015 and 2016.
He is an elected Managing Committee Member and current Honorary Secretary of Kerala Management Association (KMA), one of the Founders and current Honorary Secretary of Cancure Foundation - now a leading NGO in the domain of Cancer Care, and also an active member of Kerala Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Regional Sports Centre, Kerala Fine Arts Society, Cochin Gymkhana Club and also a Free Mason.
Wife – Sujata Madhav Chandran hailing from Kolkata and daughter of R. N. Das & Jolly Das is a senior IT professional with over 26 years of corporate experience and has worked with IT Majors like Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Oracle India Ltd. Currently she is Global Head - Asset Leverage Solutions, Data Services & Analytics and is based at the Cochin office of TCS.
Sons - Rishi Madhav Chandran (20 years) and 3rd year B Tech student at College of Engineering, Trivandrum & Mihir Madhav Chandran (17 years) studying 12th Standard at The Choice School, Ernakulam
Singing & acting - for which he has won prizes at the school, college & university levels
An ardent shuttle badminton enthusiast, he spends 90 mts every morning at RSC Indoor Stadium.
As a Rotarian:
Joined Rotary International as a member of Rotary Club of Cochin Downtown in 2001 and thereafter had an omnipresent status occupying almost all positions, and winning many awards for his leadership skills and service activities. He made his Club a 100% PHF Club during his Presidentship in 2007 and also bagged the Best Club of the District Award. A much sought after organizer, trainer and leader in Rotary, he has addressed many Rotary events in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. On 15th January 2017, when he was selected unopposed to become the Rotary District Governor, for the year 2019-20, for the revenue districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, that became the first time in the history of the Rotary District that a Governor was elected without an opponent candidate.
A true Ambassador for Rotary and one of the most liked faces of Rotary in our District...