Chairman & Managing Director of Gokulam Engineers India Private Limited
Mr. Gokulam S. Venugopal was born in a renowned family “Sarkara Kovilakom” in the year 1951.
He did his schooling in Ernakulam and his Mechanical Engineering degree from Government Engineering College Thrissur.
Venugopal did his Marine Engineering studies from Lal Bahadur Shastri College of Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering, Mumbai, leading to Combined Chief Engineers Certificate of Competency from Ministry of Transport, Government of India.
He joined Merchant Navy in 1972 as a Junior Engineer and attained the position of a Chief Engineer by the age of 26. He also served as a Technical Manager in charge of a fleet of ships in Singapore.
Venugopal is a Chartered Engineer and has four decades of global experience in the engineering and management front.
Venugopal relocated to India to set up his own business in 1992. He is the Chairman & Managing. Director of Gokulam Engineers India Private Limited, the first builder in India to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification.
He was the Director and Promoter of Pearl Spot Resorts Limited, that owns and operates The Tall Trees Resort in Munnar, Kerala.
He is also the Managing Director of Atma Reality Management Services Private Limited.
He is founder member and Past Chairman of Kerala Builders Forum, presently CREDAI, Kerala. Venugopal was a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India. He has served as a Member of the Governing Council of the Institute of Marine Engineers, India.
He is a Rotarian and a Free Mason.
Venugopal is married to Padmini Venugopal and has two daughters Rajalakshmi, who is running her own business in Cochin and Geethanjali Kiron Varma working in Australia.