The Honorary Consul

Mr. Arun has been the Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Chennai since Sep 2018. His Consular Jurisdiction is over the State of Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory of Puducherry. This appointment was especially considering Mr. Arun’s personal integrity, extensive background, industry experience and continued commitment to strengthening and deepening bilateral relations between the Czech Republic and India.

Mr. Ar Rm Arun is an Entrepreneur with a vision of building businesses that transcend time. This vision is made possible by perfecting & growing global deliveries while promoting a Values’ based society.

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

Mr. Arun heads the Valingro Group of Companies that he established over 25 years ago. The Group has well-established presence in Semiconductor Packaging, IC Test Engineering & Automation, Engineering & Consultancy, Enterprise IT, Trading & Farming and Skills Training. With a focus on niche businesses that highlight India’s strengths, the Valingro Family spans 665.

Parameters Mr. Arun feels are essential include Long-term Partnerships, Mutual Trust, Compliances, Continuing Innovation, Profitable Growth, Envisioning the Future and importantly, Concern for Others. Mr. Arun believes success is recognizable only if repeatedly sustained.

Mr. Arun is Former President of the Southern India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI), Chennai. Having been on SICCI’s Executive Committee since Apr 2002, Mr. Arun has been VP since Sep 2016, Sr.VP since Sep 2018 and President from Aug 2020 to Sep 2023.

Mr. Arun is also on the National Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)since Dec 2005. Mr. Arun has been FICCI’s Tamil Nadu State Council (TNSC) Chairman from Dec 2016 till Dec 2018.

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 supports basic amenities to low-resourced Schools and extends financial assistance to the needy.