Cheshire Academy has announced that at its recent Board of Trustees meeting, Murali Venkatraman P ’18 was elected to serve a four-year term on the school’s board.
Venkatraman, who is from India, is The Academy’s first past parent from Asia to serve as a trustee.
“As the parent of a Cheshire Academy alumnus, I have witnessed firsthand the remarkable difference which a year at the school has brought about,” Venkatraman said. “From its inception, Cheshire Academy has always been committed to developing students with a global mindset. It is this unique differentiator which motivates me to join the distinguished group of Trustees and educators to ensure that we prepare students for global citizenship.”
Venkatraman added he hopes to encourage more families from emerging economies to obtain the incredible value of a Cheshire Academy education.
Venkatraman is the CEO of Vensunar Private Limited, an investment holding company. He earned a master’s degree in engineering management from Stanford University. His son, Shriram Murali ’18, attended Cheshire Academy for a postgraduate year and is now a freshman at Drexel University. Murali played tennis and soccer for the Cats.
Venkatraman joins a board of 16 trustees. As a trustee, Venkatraman will make himself available to the Head of School for encouragement, support, management perspective, and advice on financial and governance issues.
“We are pleased to have Murali join the board,” Board Chair Rich Cerrone ’67 said. “It’s important that we continue to diversify our board with trustees that represent other regions of the globe. We welcome his leadership and perspectives as the board supports the mission of the school.”