Chairman - M. Peri Periasamy
M. Peri Periasamy
M. Peri Periasamy is a retired, longtime resident of Chesterfield (since 1991) and has been active in the Chamber for the past six years. Currently he is serving the 1st year in his second 3 year term on the board. Last year (2018) he was the Vice Chairperson of programs and for two years (2017 & 2018) the Chairperson of the Board Development Committee. Since 2014, he has been an active member of the Business Education, CUCO, and the Government Affairs committees. He closely works with the Executive Director Nora Amato in promoting the mission defined by the Board, "Connect, Learn, and Grow!"
Peri's background is in family business in South India. He was one of the co-founders and President of Niroga Drug Discovery, a start up focusing on novel antibiotics and anticancer agents. His other company, CRKL, Inc., is exploring business opportunities from South India.
Prior to retirement, he was a Director of R&D at Mallinckrodt, an internationally recognized pharmaceutical company based in St. Louis. Over the years, Peri gained a broad business experience working with senior management, marketing, manufacturing, project management and medical-regulatory on a global basis. He successfully led the team in developing a multi million dollar valued new product and launching it across many countries. Peri has a Ph.D in Chemistry from Florida State University and law degree from Saint Louis University.
He joined the Chamber with the goal to share his work experience and business knowledge with other Chamber members and assist in succeeding in their business efforts.