Mr Vaidyanathan has over 40 years of experience in the field of CSR and social development. He was Head of Operations for CIDA- Asia, Tsunami rehabilitation. He has also been a special advisor to the Government of India and to the state governments of Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka on health, education and disaster management. His expertise lies in health, water, sanitation, education, disaster management and has worked extensively in SAARC countries, USA and Canada. He has also worked on the design and execution of CSR projects for Sight Savers, Save the Children, USAID and DANIDA.
Mr Vaidyanathan has developed flagship projects like tele-medicine for Philips and community outreach programmes for Hinduja and Lanco Infra-tech. He is a pro-bono advisor to many NGOs, foundations and institutions and has helped in setting up several trusts and foundations.
He holds a post graduate degree iEconomics and a Masters in Philosophy in Population Science and participated in special skill courses in health economics in Amsterdam and LFA models in Denmark
He was also a visiting professor at the University of South Florida, USA on HIV/AIDS.