The Inspiring Story of Aravind Eye Care Unfolds!

TiE Kerala and Villgro Presents Mr. R D Thulasiraj, Director Operations – Aravind Eye Care! 

Villgro and TiE Kerala are hosting Mr. R D Thulasiraj – Director – Operations, Aravind Eye Care System & Executive Director, LAICO. He will present the inspiring story of how Aravind Eye Care broke new ground in combining impact and sustainability at scale. With their aim of eliminating needless blindness, Aravind Eye Care is one of the best case studies for any aspiring social entrepreneur. The event is to be held on September 22nd, 2016 between 4-6pm at Hotel Dunes, Kochi.


Thulasiraj has been part of the senior leadership team of Aravind Eye Care System since 1981 and was instrumental in establishing Aravind’s systems and processes. Now he heads Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology. In line with the organisation’s mission to eliminate needless blindness, along with his team, he has mentored over 320 eye hospitals across the globe, often resulting in doubling of their output following the engagement.

He has been an Advisor to India’s National Programme for the Control of Blindness and WHO; served as the Southeast Asia Chair of International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and was the founder President of Vision 2020 India. Thulasiraj was named as a Social Entrepreneur in 2005 by the Schwab Foundation; adjudged the “Hospital Administrator of the Year in 2008” in India by Modern Medicare and GE Health.