President, ERA Foundation

Sri. B.N. Subramanya, is a chartered accountant having more than 30 years of professional experience. He is the founder of B.N.Subramanya & Co., Chartered Accountant firm specialised in management consultancy, audits and tax advisory services. He has experience in collaborating with foreign entities and multinational organisations with business interests in education, health care, engineering and information technology. He is on the Board of Management of M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences. He is also associated with Gokula Education Foundation as an Advisor for over three decades.


Mr.Muralidhar Ponnaluri

Chief Executive Officer,ERA Foundation.

CEO of ERA Foundation, Muralidhar Ponnaluri ( Murali) is responsible for leading change, driving growth and ensuring sustainability.

Murali has extensive leadership experience in providing direction and mentoring diverse teams in both product and services organisations.His core expertise lies in setting up business capabilities ,building competencies and implementing market strategy for companies looking to scale operations.

Previously Murali had a key role at setting up country wide operations and scaling technology support for rural and community hospitals. He has served as Director Strategy for Grainger, Managing Director at Trianz , and COO at Hindustan Times .

Murali believes that the vision of ERA Foundation aligns well with his personal mission—to improve quality of higher education and ensure access and opportunity to students across India.

Murali is a Mechanical Engineer and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar.


Head Academics and Content Development , ERA Foundation

Dr. S .Kumar spearheads the academics and Content Development team at ERA Foundation.

Dr. S Kumar specialized in Pathology after his MBBS.He has over 34 years of experience in Medical Education.He was formerly the Principal & Dean of MS Ramaiah Medical College and President ,Medical Education at Gokula Education Foundation.He is also a former member of National Board of Exams ,Medical Council of India and Planning Board of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. He has over 3 years of Research experience with Indian Council of Medical Research and has coordinated more than 20 field trials for WHO,UNIDO and WASTE ,Netherlands in the rural health sector.He was also a Core Group Member of National Disaster Management Authority ,Government of India from 2006 to 2010.

He is currently the Executive and Test Director of COMED K and also sits on the Board of SDUU &R, Kolar.He is a trustee of ‘SPANDANA’ , a resource centre for differently –abled children in rural areas.