Dr. Chivukula started his career as an Engineer in the USA. He has the distinction of becaming the first Indian to be the Group President and Chief Executive Officer of a major conglomerate at the age of 37. Then at the age of 42, became a successful entrepreneur in the field of Chemistry, Engineering and Material Science.
Dr. Chivukula is the owner and Chairman of Board of Directors of INDO US MIM TEC Private Limited; Shiva Analyticals (India) Private Limited, Bangalore; Shiva Analyticals Private Limited- Tanzania; and Advanced Analytical Testing Laboratories, Inc, Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Dr. Chivukula has received Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Madras in the year 2015 and Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) from Tumkur University. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of Bangalore Baptist Hospital.