Chief Suresh Murli Chellaram, has succeeded in growing the Nigeria Group into a conglomerate whose activities span a wide spectrum of categories. He headed the Chellarams Group in the USA until 1984 when he joined Chellarams Plc (Nigeria) as the Group Investment Manager. He was appointed Managing Director in 1989.
A dedicated philanthropist, he has been involved in the Nigeria Economic Summit Group, Young Presidents Organisation, the Indian Cultural Association and various charitable groups in Nigeria, both directly and through the Murli T. Chellaram Foundation. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of California, San Diego in 1976.