Chandra Duraiswamy

Chandra Duraiswamy

DEI Volunteer and Activist

Chandra Duraiswamy, DEI Volunteer and Activist

Chandra comes with 24 years of Marcom experience across multiple verticals – Manufacturing, IT and Renewable energy. He has spent the last 7 years in mentoring Indian organizations on LGBT+ inclusion. He has raised over 5 million INR through speaking engagements only to support NGOs working for transgender inclusion in 2022

A founding member of aDvIsory Collective (NGO) and on an Expert Panel of Re-Link Consulting, he shares best practices and lived experiences at Industry Conclaves. (Pride Summit, Vividh Diversity Fair, Working with Pride, etc.). Chandra has modelled for Fastrack watches normalizing same-sex relationships, written columns in The Times of India highlighting exclusion and discrimination.

Among his achievements include: 

  • Co-lead GE South Asia Pride Alliance since 2020
  • Recipient of LGBT+ Outreach Excellence Award from GE in 2021
  • Recipient of I&D Initiative of the Year from GE in 2021
  • Recipient of Diversity Champion Award from NHRDN-Avtar in 2022