Chairman & Managing Director,
CavinKare Pvt Ltd.
Mr. CK Ranganathan was born in Cuddalore to parents with primary interest in education. He took up his Bachelors in Chemistry and after a short stint in the family business, he set up “Chik India”. The Company began its journey as Chik India and was renamed CavinKare Pvt. Ltd (CKPL) in 1998 with a starting investment of Rs. 15, 000/- The Company manufactures and markets many products under the brand of Chik, Spinz, Fairever, Meera, Nyle, Raaga Professional, Karthika, Indica, Cavin’s Ruchi, Chinnis, Maa, Bacto V, Saafoo and Garden etc both in domestic and international markets.
The Company has pioneered the concept of 'Unisex Salons' in India with country’s most popular organized beauty salon brands – Green Trends and Limelite under its salon division, which has a clear-cut focus on providing personal styling and beauty solutions to everyone in the family.
Mr. Ranganathan is the Chairman of CII Southern Region for the year 2021/22. He is the President of TiE – Chennai Chapter for the years 2019-21
He was the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry, Tamil Nadu State Council for the year 2009/10. He was also the past President of Madras Management Association. He was Vice President and Senior Vice President, All India Management Association for the year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
CK Ranganathan is one of the founder-members of the Ability Foundation – an NGO working towards the rehabilitation of the disabled. He instituted CAVINKARE ABILITY AWARDS to celebrate annually the exemplary spirit of rare breed of individuals who have risen above their physical limitations to display that attitude is everything.
He also instituted an annual CHINNIKRISHNAN INNOVATION AWARDS to encourage small entrepreneurs in memory of his father Shri. R Chinnikrishnan, the man who pioneered the sachet revolution.