Dr Dhanuraj is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive of CPPR of which he is also one of the founding members. He holds a PhD in Science & Humanities (Anna University), MSc Physics (Mahatma Gandhi University) and MA Political Science (Madras Christian College). He also holds a Post Graduate Executive Diploma in International Business from Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, and has undergone training by TTMBA of Atlas USA, IAF Germany, FEE USA, etc.
Dhanuraj started his career as a Research Associate in 2003. His core areas of expertise are in urbanisation, urban transport & infrastructure, education, health, livelihood, law, and election analysis. He has worked with different governments (international, national and state), international and national NGOs, corporate houses, development organisations, and educational institutions. Dhanuraj also is a well-known panelist on primetime news on regional news channels and writes extensively for news portals and magazines.