MANEESH LIMAYE – CHAIRMAN & PRESIDENT
With over 25 years of executive experience in compensation and benefits, Maneesh Limaye brings both the strategic vision and delivery skills to the South Asian American Chamber of Commerce. He has worked with a wide range of prominent organizations including Willis Towers Watson, Kraft Foods, The World Bank, Knowles Corporation and Groupon. He is a by product of the immigrant experience and understands the importance of paying it forward.
Maneesh lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.
ABIN KURIAKOSE – SECRETARY
Abin Kuriakose currently serves as the EVP of Innovation & Venture Strategy at World Business Chicago (WBC), a non-profit partnership that drives inclusive growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city. He brings a unique perspective to the Chamber. In 2019, Abin was appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to the State of Illinois’ Asian American Employment Plan Advisory Council.
Born and raised in Chicago, Abin currently resides in Oak Park with his wife.
SAMIR KUKADIA – TREASURER
Born and raised in Chicago and a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Sam Kukadia has spent his career in development and heavy highway design and construction. He currently is the CEO of Material Solutions Laboratory based in Elk Grove Village. As the son of Indian and Filipino immigrants, Sam brings a unique perspective to the organization and bridges the gap between Asian cultures.
Sam lives on the far Northwest side of the City with his wife and two small children.
SHAJAN KURIAKOSE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Shajan Kuriakose brings not only over 25 years of experience in project management and business strategy from companies like Chase, BMO Harris Bank and Comcast, but more over his background as a small business owner and active South Asian American community representative. As someone who has witnessed and experienced the highs and lows in the business world, Shajan is a position to provide support and advocate for our business community.
Shajan currently resides in Chicago’s Belmont-Craigin neighborhood with his wife and three small children.