I belong to the 1991-94 batch of SIGA, It’s been 25 years since I completed my Diploma in Printing Technology. As a fresher, I had always wondered how my career will shape-up? I did get an opportunity from Emirates Printing Press, Dubai to join as a “Graphic Designer” within a year of my diploma completion. Thanks to GM of EPP, Mr. Samuel Natarajan (alumni of SIGA). I spent 5+ years with lot many new things to learn in Prepress domain. Even though many would think I have settled in my career, I wanted to achieve more and moved on to Singapore and joined Singapore Press Holdings (One and only newspaper publishers of Singapore) as a Prepress Technician. Close to 10 years of experience working at operations level, I always wanted to move up the ladder. This confidence pushed me to resign my job in Singapore and move back to Chennai. I joined RR Donnelley, the largest US Printer as a Team lead and moved on to become Operations Manager in a span of 6 years. With all this success, I felt little stagnant with print domain and wanted to move to digital media space and got the right opportunity to join Technicolor (Los Angeles-based media production house) catering Hollywood. This was completely a new experience and unexplored domain for me, the confidence and zeal to succeed encouraged me to take the plunge, I worked there for 5 years ans promoted as Director of Operations managing, DVD/Blu Ray, Digital Media and Subtitling teams. Currently, I am heading the Indian unit of Visual Data Media Services specializing in Subtitle creation for online media platforms.
The journey from SIGA to the present VDMS has been quite exciting, the moral values that we learnt in SIGA has always helped me to be straight forward in all my decision making. Even though, I am not part of the print domain anymore, I am still in touch with my Alma Mater-“SIGA,” by visiting during the annual past pupil gatherings on 15th of August. Every year I eagerly await for the month of August to be in SIGA – my perfect Alma Mater and Don Bosco, our Patron.