C K Kumaravel, CEO, Naturals

ATEA has announced C K Kumaravel, entrepreneur and CEO of Naturals Salon and Spa, as a Keynote Speaker for GTEN Spring 2017 to be held in Silicon Valley on May 4, 2017.

C K Kumaravel, popularly called CKK, hails from a family which pioneered the `Sachet Economy’ in India two decades ago. Born into a business family that launched Velvette, India’s first sachet shampoo in the late 1970s,  Kumaravel had worked under elder brothers CK Rajkumar, who ran the family business.

Kumaravel launched Naturals Salon in 2000. Naturals currently operates over 550 beauty salons and spas, with 220 of them in Tamil Nadu alone. 80% of the salons are opened by women entrepreneurs.

Naturals’ target is to have 3000 salons and create 1000 women entrepreneurs and 50,000 jobs by 2020. The company is working on franchise model. His goal is to make Naturals the No. 1 brand in the world by 2025. His wife, a co-founder of Naturals, Veena Kumaravel, played a key role in developing the first few salons.

About GTEN Spring 2017

GTEN (Global Tamil Entrepreneurs Network) Spring 2017 meet is organized by American Tamil Entrepreneurs Association (ATEA) in the Silicon Valley, California, USA. The meet will be held on May 4, 2017 in the heart of silicon valley. The venue will be Kellogg Auditorium, Silicon Valley Bank, 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054. It is a block west of Santa Clara Convention Center, Hyatt Regency, and Hilton Hotels located in Great America Parkway in Santa Clara.

Entrepreneurs and experienced executives are invited as speakers. The meet includes keynotes, panel discussions and networking sessions. For detailed agenda and speaker information, please visit GTEN Spring 2017 section.

If you are attending TiEcon 2017 (organized by TiE, Silicon Valley chapter) on May 5-6, you may plan to attend GTEN Spring 2017 as it held on the previous day near the venue in Santa Clara.