About Me

I grew up in a life of middle class privilege in the city of Bombay, knowing little of the inequities that existed outside my small bubble.  My father worked his way up from near poverty to run manufacturing facilities as General Manager, and instilled the value of hard work in his children.  I arrived in Cincinnati in 1983 to pursue a doctorate. I hold a Ph. D in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.
I have been a proud resident of Plymouth and the Wayzata School District for 26 years where I have raised my family.  My wife Amita, and I have been married for 34 years.  We have two grown up children, working in the education field, dedicated to supporting education for all.  I strongly believe in fiscal responsibility, which I have followed in both my business and personal life.

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Education & Professional

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati

  • MBA from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota

  • Research and Development management

  • Business Development for Fortune 500 companies

  • Small business owner (owned a UPS Store for 15 years)

Leadership

  • Former Chairman and Senate Member, University of Bombay, representing about 130 colleges and about 200,000 students

  • Former President, Indian Students' Association at the University of Cincinnati

  • Former President of a community organization in Detroit, Michigan

  • Former Board member of Wayzata Girls Basketball Association

  • Former Board member of the UPS Store Co-op of the Twin Cities

  • Current at large Board member of the Wayzata Education Fund

Community Engagement

  • Member of the West Metro Community and Police Collaborative

  • On the Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Advisory Committee (CITAC) to the Wayzata School Board as a member of the school district community

  • On the Wayzata Public School's Legislative Action Committee as a community representative

  • Made masks for the Maple Grove Rotary Club during the pandemic

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