Thulasiraj Ravilla

Director-Operations, Aravind Eye Care System
Executive Director-LAICO
Aravind Eye Hospital, LAICO


Thulasiraj began his career as Systems Manager in Berger Paints (India) Ltd., Calcutta in 1973.  One of the founding members of Aravind Eye Care System, he became the Administrator of Aravind Eye Hospital in 1981.  He is currently the Executive Director of Lions Aravind Institute of Community Ophthalmology (LAICO) as well as the Director – Operations for Aravind Eye Care System.  Since 1985, he has been involved actively in the several research activities of the hospital both as Researcher and Research Administrator.  Mr. Thulasiraj is the founder President of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight-India.  He is also a member of several National and International Advisory Committees on Eye Care. He holds his Bachelors from Madras Christian College and PGDM (MBA) from Indian Institute of Management.  He is visiting scholar at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA.