Board of Directors

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Pradeep Sukhani is self-employed and runs a financial advisory practice. He is also a partner at Mathnasiums of Plymouth, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. In his past, Pradeep has worked as a financial planning & analysis manager at Carlson Wagonlit Travel as well as a finance manager for Ecolab. Prior to that, Pradeep has also worked as an engineer at Motorola.

Currently as a local business owner, Pradeep enjoys working at various business forums, Chamber of Commerce and is very passionate to showcase India Association of Minnesota as the entity small businesses should be associated to keep growing. Pradeep also loves to take brand IAMN out in the local community and do charitable activities.

Pradeep hold a MS degree in computer engineering from Wright State University and an MBA from the Carslon School of Management (U of M). Pradeep also serves on the Executive Committee of the Hindu Society of Minnesota as the outreach committee chair. Pradeep lives with his wife Geeta as well as 7 year old son Atharv and 3 and 1/2 year old daughter Aarna. Both Geeta and Pradeep love to travel around the world to experience different cultures, languages, food and make friends.

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Siddhartha Saladi is an automotive embedded software engineer at Robert Bosch and an budding entrepreneur.

He is the Cofounder of startup called nexsta systems and also owns a job search website called Koffeemug.

His enthusiasm towards the rich Indian culture and tradition made him be a part of the board of India Association of Minnesota.




Prinesh Patel  Prinesh's enthusiasm to meet and work with people to build community of future keep him finding new way to get involve. As Ex-President and Trustee of one of the regional non-profit organization, GSMN (Gujarati Samaj of Minnesota) and member of current IAM Board gives him an opportunity to share ideas, enhance leadership skill to help organization to connect, educate and celebrate cultural heritage for better tomorrow.

Prinesh works for LeverX as SAP Solution Architect with 3M. He has completed Post Graduation in Computer Application from Department of Electronics, Delhi India. He lives in Woodbury with his wife Vishwa and son Dhruv.



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Surya Kumar Choppakatla (Surya) is an experienced IT ERP Manager with Big 4 Consulting. He strongly believes in Community Service.

He has extensive interest in Media and Public relations. He is volunteering IAM since 2013 and joined the board in 2015. He is an all-rounder in the board, joins his hands with Cultural, Sponsors, Community Outreach, Govt Affairs and Media.

Surya holds a Master's Degree in Computer Applications and PG Diploma in Business Management. Likes to listen to music and watch movies in his free time. Surya loves to volunteer for Non-Profits. He spends his summer volunteering at several events across twin cities.



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Tejas Chothani  works as an Experimental Mechanics engineer at Cummins Power Generation responsible for product research and development. He holds a Master's of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

He was part of India's highest ranked student motorsport team. It gives him a great sense of fulfillment to get involved as a small part of a team which gives back to Indian community as a consequence of which, he has been involved with the Indian Association of Minnesota activities for a year.

Tejas in his free time enjoys outdoor activities like skiing and badminton and loves travelling. He lives with his wife in Plymouth.

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Ranjani Krishnamurthy has been involved in IAM and its activities , actively for the past year. As a member of the board of IAM , she is looking forward to contributing back to the community in a positive ways. She wants to help build a strong sense of community and belonging amongst the thousands of Indians that continue to move to Minnesota every year.

She has a passion for music, dance and performing arts and actively engages in using these as a tool to bring a taste of Indian culture , and language to children. She is an active volunteer in the community over the past several years.

Born and brought up in Chennai, India, Ranjani has lived in Minnesota for 10 years. Her other interests are travel and food. You can mostly find her traveling to a fresh destination with her 6-year old son and husband , when she is not in Minneapolis.

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Nikhil Nagaraj was the President of Indian Student Association at Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ. Volunteered at many college level events. Was the Chief Coordinator for two years for the annual college fest. Was the Event Manager at various academic events and cultural events at my University in NJ including events like Prospective Graduate students open hours, Guest lectures, Graduate Student activities and so on.



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Kiran Bandi 





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Suyash Jain 





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Shivangi Patnaik 





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Vamsi Krishna Segu is a Software Engineer at 3M Compnay in St. Paul. Vamsi graduated with a Master's degree at New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ and Bachelors degree at SRM University, Chennai. He has had an experience of leading technical and cultural events for three years during his Bachelors. He has been active volunteer in IAM activities since the past year. He uses his creativity and passion to bring ideas to life. He believes in giving back to the community by volunteering in non profit organizations.



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Suniket Fulzele works as Senior Manager, Research, and Development at Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc. in the twin-cities area. He holds Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Suniket lives in Eden Prairie and has called Minnesota his home for the last seven years. Prior to that Suniket has lived in the Bay area and Florida after moving to the United States from India over a decade ago. In his spare time, Suniket loves to travel, watch movies, spend time with family and friends, read books, and hike around Minnesota lakes. Suniket is passionate about volunteering, specifically focused on community organization, children, environment, and wildlife. Through his association with IAM, Suniket hopes to make positive contribution to his community and make friends along with way.




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