Dr. Arokiaswamy Velumani

Indian Scientist and Entrepreneur, Former Founder at Thyrocare Technologies, Thyrocare Technologies Ltd.

Entrepreneurship, Healthcare
Motivation, Leadership

Dr. Arokiaswamy Velumani


An Indian Scientist and entrepreneur, Dr. Velumani inculcated his 38 years of experience in the field of diagnostics research and business to build Thyrocare out of nothing. His story is a story of creating an empire out of sheer grit and determination. A bonafide scientist and entrepreneur, he used his excellent understanding of thyroid biochemistry to build Thyrocare, a company valued above 3400 crores today. His prudence can be seen in the transition he made from mathematics to microbiology testing; now, COVID testing makes up for about two-fifths of Thyrocare turnover. After graduating in 1978, Velumani began with a job at Gemini Capsules, a small pharmaceutical company in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as a shift chemist. He then worked at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) first as a laboratory assistant, staying for 14 years. During this time he pursued his Master's and Doctor's degree and rose to the rank of scientist.

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