Suresh Govindarajan is presently Senior Vice President & Head of Special Audits in a Chennai based Global Conglomerate. Known as a veteran in the field of Vigilance, he was recruited in Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 1987 and grew up the ladder to occupy the position of Chief Vigilance Officer (in-charge) & Dy. Chief Vigilance Officer in Kandla Port, Government of India(GoI) before taking up the present assignment in 2015. Other positions occupied by him include, Vigilance Officer in Indian Oil Corporation, ONGC, BEML, all public sector enterprises of GoI.
A Chemistry Graduate from University of Madras and an MBA with specialization in HRM, he published various articles and papers in different journals / forums and came out with his own law called Suresh's Law of Corruption Dynamics and its Axiom called SIV-G : Self Imposed Vigilance for Good Governance. On invitation from the University of Passau, Germany presented the same in October 2006.
Suresh is the Founder of SIV-G : Self Imposed Vigilance for good Governance which is now recognized as a movement. He launched a website www.siv-g.org and uses it to organize online essay contests for students (both college and higher secondary school) on themes such as ‘Good Governance’ and ‘Integrity and good governance’ and remains in touch with youngsters. A regular faculty in training programmes and workshops on good governance, vigilance and anti-corruption, Suresh was also a featured speaker in the India Integrity Campaign of CII-Young Indians. He has been associated with academic and training institutions / universities and NGOs and has been addressing student community, in particular.
Suresh represented India in the 10th Commonwealth Study Conference held in March 2007 in India and Malaysia and was selected as a Group Leader of 13 delegates from 9 different countries, which included a Parliamentarian, a Director of a Company, an Environmentalists, Union leaders, Journalists, Educationalists etc. He had the opportunity to interact with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (when he was President of India), His Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent Admiral Edward George Nicholas Patrick Paul, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, the then Chief Minister of Delhi and many other dignitaries and shared his vision and mission of SIV-G.
Invited by the University of Tenanga International (UNITEN), Malaysia, he presented a paper on SIV-G and his Law during the UNITEN International Business Management Conference (UNBMC 2007) in December 2007 and had an opportunity to share the idea of SIV-G with Mr. Mohd Ali Rustam, Chief Minister of Melaka, Malaysia.
He was also Peer Reviewer for India for the Global Integrity Index 2007, published by the Washington based organization, Global Integrity.
Suresh was gifted the Mahatma Gandhi Sahayogi Puraskar (of Gandhi Integrated Forum Trust) by His Excellency Governor of Tamil Nadu on 15th August 2007 and was nominated for the Lakshmibai Singhania – Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow National Leadership Award – 2007 and for the Yale World Fellow in 2008.
Happily married, Suresh is backed by police officer (retd.) wife (holding doctorate on Vigilance) and two daughters.