Mr. Gokulam Gopalan, an eminent business magnet is Chairman & Managing Director of Sree Gokulam Group of Companies. He began his business venture in Chennai almost four decades ago and has established his kingdom throughout the length and breadth of India. He is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards like ‘Parishudha Mother Teresa Award’ for Social Work, ‘Mother India Gold Medal Award’ – presented by Economic & Human Resource Development Association, New Delhi and ‘K 3 Top Ten Achievers Award’ etc. Hailing from Vadakara in Kerala, he is born as the eldest son of Mr. A.M. Chathu and late Mrs. Mathu in the Ambalathummeethal family. Gokulam Gopalan started his career as a Medical Representative and rose to the present stature through determination. He ventured into chit business in a humble way and worked with dedication, divinity, honesty and sincerity which helped him achieve his goal. Sree Gokulam Chit & Finance Co. Pvt. Ltd. was started in 1968 at Mylapore in Chennai. From a mere chit company, today it has grown as a big family of over 7000 members catering to the needs of its 12 lakh customers through 198 computerised branches spread across eight states in India. Now the company has a turnover of Rs. 2,200 crores per annum.. He is Chairman – India region of the ‘World Malayalee Council’. The Sree Gokulam Public School & MGM Gokulam Public School (CBSE) the two ultra-modern English medium schools in Vadakara and Attingal in Trivandrum, run by the Sree Gokulam Educational & Medical Trust is providing education to students at a reasonable fee up to the 12th standard. Another Trust, the ‘Foundation of Non-resident Indians’ under his leadership has established a Medical College and Super Speciality Hospital with 500 beds at Venjaramood in Trivandrum, known as ‘Sree Gokulam Medical College and Research Foundation’. He is also recipient of awards like the Faima Award, Gem of India, Rashtriya Udyogarathan, Bharathiya Udyogarathan, Gem of Vadakara Jayacees, For The Sake of Honour – Rotary Club District 3002, Millennium Award – Vyapari Vyavasai Ekopana Samithi, Red Cross Award 2002, Excellency Award – Karnataka Chit Association-2003, Sath Seva Puraskaram 2003 – Minerva Education Trust, Dhana Sree Award-2004, Sree Sankara College Golden Jubilee Celebration Campus Award [Business Award], Pravasi Udyog Pathra Award, P.N. Paniker Sevana Samskriti Award, T.V.A. Marar Award, I.G. International Award, Akshya Award, C. Kesavan Award and Gurudeva Puraskaram. Gokulam Gopalan holds very responsible positions in various institutions such as Member – Guruvayur Devaswom Managing Committee, Member – Sivagiri Administrative Control Committee, President – Sidhanthapuram Temple, Managing Trustee – Puthupanam Bhajana Madam Temple, Trustee – Kottiyoor Devaswom, Chairman – Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Associations and President – SNDP Union, Chennai. He is the Chairman of institutions like Sree Gokulam Chits & Finance Co. Pvt. Ltd. Chennai, Sree Gokulam Medical College & Research Foundation, Venjaramood, Trivandrum, Sree Gokulam Public School, Vadakara, Kerala, M.G.M.Model School, Attingal, Trivandrum, Gokulam Park, Cochin, Sree Gokulam Convention Centre, Cochin, Hotel Sree Gokulam Vanamala, Guruvayur, Hotel Gokulam Park, Chennai, Gokulam Nalanda Resorts, Nileswaram, Kasargodu, Gokulam Residency, Amballur, Trichur, Gokulam Malabar Fort, Thalasserry, Kerala, Sree Gokulam Food Products Pvt. Ltd. [Nandini Sweets], Chennai, Sree Gokulam Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd., T.Nagar, Chennai, Sree Gokulam Movies, Chennai, Gokulam Sree Magazine, Kozhikode, Kerala, Sree Gokulam Housing Company Pvt. Ltd., Kottayam, Sree Gokulam Herbal Products, Vadakara, Kerala and Indu Tools & Components, Bangalore. He is also Chairman of Day Hospital (Pain and Palliative Care Centre, Vatakara), General Secretary: World Malayalee Council, Vice Chairman: Confederation of Tamilnadu Malayalee Education Trust, President: All India Malayalee Association and Sree Narayana Mission Higher Secondary School, Chennai. He is also President of Sree Ranjini School of Music, Vadakara, Kottiyoor Perumal Seva Sangham, Kerala Rowing Club Vice President : Madras Kerala Samajam, Manager : Kurikkilad UP School, Trustee : Sree Gokulam Educational Trust and Treasurer : Federation of All India Malayalee Association..