Mr. Swaminathan is a management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has over 3.5 decades of business and market development experience both in Industry and government. He brings with him over 2 decades of experience with U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) facilitating business partnerships between the U.S. and Indian companies in 5 south Indian states. He was involved in opening USCS offices in Bangalore and Hyderabad.
During his stint at the U.S. Commercial Service, Chennai, he has assisted both Indian and American companies in forging business relationships. Among others, he monitored IT, Telecom, healthcare, higher education, automotive, and aerospace industry sectors across the south Indian states. He was one of the 6 Task Force members from Africa, Near East, South Asia region who worked on the development of the BuyUSA website – a one-stop-shop for sourcing products from the U.S. During this tenure, he managed several high-profile trade delegations/missions, led buyer groups to the U.S., and organized several trade fairs, facilitated business collaborations ranging from agency/distributor to joint ventures.
Swaminathan is the Founder Director of Spark Business Consultants (SBC). Co-Founder Director of SBC is a PhD with over 3.5 decades of project management and business management experience.