Arunachalam Karthikeyan

Arunachalam Karthikeyan

National Project Coordinator, ACMA SIAM VDA Partnership Project, Head - iMOVE Office India


To lead and facilitate positive transformation in people and processes by creating awareness, equity, peace, sustainability and success.



21 years’ experience in Capacity development of MSME Business Membership Organisations (BMOs), Skill Development (Vocational Education and Training VE & T), Policy Advocacy related to Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, Economic affairs, Government Relations, Marketing Communications, Program Management, Organisation Development for BMOs, Training, Recruitment, Statutory Compliance, Financial Accounting and Audits for Business Membership Organisations (BMOs).  Worked with Consulting, State, National and International Industry and Trade Organisations for MSMEs and Large corporate in India through Effective implementation of Public Relation Strategies and Government relations.

As a sports and fitness enthusiast, commenced SHAKTI a Self-defence coaching project through Taekwon-do – Korean Martial Art for the Poor Girl Children studying in a Government School in New Delhi NCT.  It is a voluntary initiative in partnership with a German NGO – “Business Makes Sense”, Taekwon-do Matrix Academy, Noida and Government of New Delhi, NCT (

Professional acumen in:

  • Public and Government relations
  • Promotion of German dual VET systems in India (Skill Development)
  • Marketing Communications, Capacity Building and Organisation Development of Indian Industry Associations, Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Sector Specific Industry bodies
  • Development cooperation
  • Promotion of Sustainable development – Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Energy efficiency, Environmental protection and Water management
  • Indian and German industry association / foreign economic affairs
  • Promotion of small and medium enterprises in India
  • Trade enhancement
  • Recruitment, Training and Development
  • Taekwon-do coaching (Voluntary and non-commercial initiative)


  • Bachelor of Law – L.L.B. from V V Puram Law College, Karnataka State Law University, Bangalore
  • M A Social Work – MSW,Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, from Dwarakadoss Gowardhandoss Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai
  • Bachelor of Commerce – B.Com., Accounting and Commerce from Dwarakadoss Gowardhandoss Vaishnav College, Arumbakkam, Chennai