A Safe Leadership team builds trust and The Sona Group enjoys the privilege of being governed by an
exquisite, determined and dynamic Board of Trustees, as a part of its Leadership team. The Board of Trustees
and the Leadership team have led by example, to drive the Sona Group, to the position, what it enjoys today,
Shri. C. Valliappa – Chairman
Mr. C. Valliappa has been the brain, behind the successful journey of the Sona Group. As the Chairman of the
group, Mr. Valliappa has displayed exemplary leadership qualities and lead from the front, to guide the Sona
Group, to a position of great strength and Global recognition. Mr. Valliappa, a well-known and respected
industrialist in South India, was instrumental in putting India on the Information Technology Map, with
adequate co-operation from Texas Instruments. Having held topmost positions as the President of Greater Mysore
Chamber of Commerce and Industries and The Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mr.
Valliappa, received the rare honour of being invited as a guest, to visit the White House, in the United States
and explore more in-depth opportunities, to improve Indo-US business partnership.
Smt. C. Seetha Valliappa – Trustee Member
Mrs. Seetha Valliappa, has been one of the strongest pillars, since the inception of The Sona Group, and has
made a huge impact, to the growth of the Organization. As a Trustee Member, Mrs. Seetha has dedicated her
entire time towards women empowerment and set and led by example, towards guiding The Sona Group, in becoming
an equal opportunity employer. Mrs. Seetha Valliappa strongly believes and supports women empowerment in
developing countries like India and feels that women have a major role to play in extending their talent and
brilliance, in major sectors, like education, family, sports, healthcare, economics and technology. Mrs. Seetha
continues to play a commendable role in educating women, especially who are underprivileged, physically and
economically challenged, coming from a rural background and single parent women and has succeeded in instilling
greater confidence amongst them.