Born into a business family in Coimbatore, Mr. C S Vigneshwar spent his childhood in Chennai. Schooled in Don Bosco Chennai, he later graduated in Commerce out of Loyola College Chennai. He later pursued his MBA from GRD College Coimbatore before adding an MSc in International Business from Manchester Metropolitan University.
He joined family business in the year 2004, representing the third generation in the family. Today the business group known as the ARC group has interests in goods transportation, automobile dealerships, drinking water, packaged foods, green energy alternatives, farming, FMCG distribution and education. The group has gained a strong environmental focus to add to its existing pioneering HR and CSR way of thinking.
Mr. Vigneshwar has been a member of the Apex Consultative Committee of Volvo Eicher Commercial Vehicles for the last 14 years. He has been part of the Toyota dealer Council for 11 years and served the Head of the Toyota India Service Dealer Council for the 7 years. He has been a council member of the Federation of Automobile Dealers Federation for the last Six years. Having visited more than 70 countries, he loves travel. His personal interests include camping, nature photography and off-roading. Having a day of learning at work and spending time with his family, friends and dogs is his definition of a fulfilled day.