Dr Kalanithi is the chairperson of the Board Sustainability Committee of IOI Corporation Berhad and an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) at Tan Chong Motors Berhad. She is co-founder of Climate Governance Malaysia (CGM) the country chapter of the World Economic Forum’s Climate Governance Initiative.
In addition, she is also on the Steering Committee of the CEO’s Action Network (CAN), a coalition of leaders for sustainability action. She is an ESG advocate and recently completed The Oxford University’s Leading Sustainable Corporations Programme at the Said Business School.
She was Director of Product Development and Advisory Services at Malaysian Palm Oil Board and subsequently a Minister at the Malaysian Embassy to the European Union. She is a mentor at LeadWomen, an international organisation that is dedicated to empowering women.