Soma Valliappan,a business graduate with specialization in HR and Marketing,is a self help author,motivational speaker and trainer.
He has written over 40 books in different languages and on varied subjects such as Leadership,Emotional Intelligence,Time Management,Stock Market and Economics.His book in Tamil Alla Alla Panam,a primer on investing on the Stock Market,was an overnight bestseller with over 1,25,000 copies being sold.
He is a much sought after speaker and his motivational speeches are very popular in Education Institutions.He is a well-known columnist and his views on the Stock Market,Economy and HR issues are regularly covered in leading Tamil Newspapers and on popular Television channels.
Soma Valliappan is passionate about teaching and is closely associated with various B-Schools such as The Great Lakes Institute of Management,Bharathidasan Institute of Management(BIM),Institute for Financial Management and Research(IFMR),Alagappa Institute of Management(AIMS)etc.in different capacities ranging from visiting Professor,Management Development Program(MDP)Trainer to Board of Studies Member.He has also been contributing to various professional associations like National HRD Network.
His book on Emotional Intelligence in Tamil was very well received and based on that successful experience and demand from readers,the present book in English is being brought about.
With over three decades of corporate experience,Soma Valliappan currently heads Menmai Management Consultancy Services,a Management Consulting and Training organization in Chennai.He has two sons and currently resides with his family in Chennai.