Arun Gopinath

CEO & Founder Director

Arun is the founding director of Vahanomy.

He has 30 years of entrepreneurial experience in developing and implementing strategic growth, transformation plans in challenging operating and economic environments. He has been in various senior roles in the private, third and public sectors in the UK, USA and India. In 1996 he founded RCMS Group, an international architectural and engineering design support services and digital media company with operations in the United States and India. RCMS was an early adopter of internet services (ISP and IPP) and building information modelling (BIM) services. He is also a management and marketing consultant advising businesses, social enterprises and charities.

He has been Secretary of the Scottish Alliance of Regional Equality Councils (SAREC) and also headed the non-profit equality and human rights charities Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) and Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC). He has previously served on the board of Registered Social Landlord, Port of Leith HA and has been a Director on the Board of the Scottish charity, SACRO.

Arun is passionate about human rights, equality, anti-discrimination, and the environment. He actively campaigns for better support for victims of hate crimes, improved reporting and recording of hate crimes, gender equality, 20-minute neighbourhoods and accessible public transport.