The Honorary Consul

Mr. Ar Rm Arun has been appointed the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in this important part of India, Chennai. The authorities appreciated his extensive background, industry expertise & society interests, bringing to the table, a long-term approach to efforts undertaken by Mr. Arun.

While supporting the required consular responsibilities, towards growing the Indo-Czech bilateral relationship, Mr. Arun looks forward to fostering business & cultural activities in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry through bilateral trade, commerce, cultural and people exchanges.

Mr. Arun is the Chairman of Valingro Group of Companies that he founded in 1998. The Group’s business verticals span Semiconductor Packaging, IC Test Engineering & Automation, Engineering & Consultancy, Enterprise IT, Trading & Farming and Skills Training. Valingro has its Offices in Chennai, Singapore, California & Kuwait.

Mr. Arun is the President of SICCI (Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry), Chennai. Having been on SICCI’s Executive Committee since 2002, Mr. Arun has been VP since Sep 2016, Sr.VP since Sep 2018 and President since Aug 2020. Mr. Arun has been on the National Executive Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry) since Dec 2005 and has been FICCI Tamil Nadu State Council (TNSC) Chairman from Dec 2016 till Dec 2018.

Mr. Arun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Trichy, India. Mr. Arun has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA, having specialized in VLSI Design. Having initially been with Polaroid Corp, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mr. Arun later worked for Intel Corp, Santa Clara, California.

Towards promoting a Values’ based society, Mr. Arun has been driving Socio Economic Contribution (S-E-C) within the Valingro Group. S-E-C is about social service starting within our own 4 walls by inculcating right thinking. This is promoted by the philosophy that every human having to be a catalyst for positive change & every human having to make a difference to at least one other.

Mr. Arun is Trustee of the Madurai Tamil Isai Sangam. Established in 1974, the Sangam’s objectives are to preserve & promote Tamil Literature, Music & Arts.

Mr. Arun is Managing Trustee of The Arun Public Charitable Trusts (TAPCT). With the objective of society upliftment, TAPCT enables free Primary Healthcare (Doctors & Medication) and Water facilities to under-privileged Villages in India. TAPCT also renders basic amenities to low-resourced Schools and extends financial assistance to the needy.