V.N. Gangadhara Panicker
The V .N. Gangadhara Panicker Memorial Trust was formed as a respectful tribute to Sri. V.N. Gangadhara Panicker, eminent educationalist, philanthropist, businessman and social figure. He was renowned for his noble objectives and clarity of vision aimed at developing the economically underprivileged sections in society. With his foresight and unstinting application, he established his school over five decades ago at Anad, a Rural village near Nedumangad in Thiruvananthapuram District.Though located in an underdeveloped area, the well – conceived school with its quality education was deemed model institute of learning,even in those early days.considered a trend setter with its own well stocked library and auditorium that accommodated well over 1000 students, the school continues to function today in a commendable manner ,as an eloquent testimony to Sri.V N. Gangadhara Panicker’s vision in the field of education.
Chairman, VNGP Trust
Sri. G Mohandas, Executive Trustee and son of Sri.V N Gangadhara Panicker is an eminent industrialist, educationalist, hotelier and prominent social personality. His extensive business interests include auto-mobiles, hotels, resorts, pharmaceuticals and plantations in the states of Kerala, Tamilnadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Karanataka and The Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Thiruvananthapuram‘s prestigious five star hotel, ‘The South Park’, the best property managed by the Welcome Group is, owned by Sri. G Mohandas. Quality is a hallmark that runs through all his institutions where standards are constantly monitored and bettered. Mohandas College of Engineering and Technology is also infused with high quality professionalism and aims to be the best in the field of technical education in the country.
Smt. Rani Mohandas
Secretary, VNGP Trust
Smt. Rani Mohandas, an astute businesswoman, is on the Board of a number of companies involved in the areas of hoteliering, plantations and leisure/entertainment industry. She is responsible for the diversification of the group in to areas such as Pharmaceuticals and Education. Her managerial and leadership capabilities have proven to be of immense value to the running of various educational institutions under the trust.
Treasurer, VNGP Trust
Mr.Krishna Mohan is a third generation industrialist and businessman from the Panicker family. Young and dynamic, he is professionally trained to be a lawyer. With excellent administration skills and entrepreneurship, he plays a crucial role in the varied and vast interests of the Mohandas Group.
Mr.J Alexander IAS (Retd.),Trustee-Former Chief Secretary of Govt. of Karnataka, Mr. Alexander has also held several other esteemed positions such as Registrar (Evaluation) – Mysore university, CEO-Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation etc.