S Valliyappan ( Known as Soma Valliappan) is a renowned writer, author, speaker, trainer, and an expert in the areas of Human Resource Management, Personality development, and Financial Investments. He has written over 50 books in Tamil and English on various subjects including Self Development,, Stock market, Emotional Intelligence, Time management, Sales, Leadership, and Personality development. Known for his erudite writing style, his articles and columns are widely published in leading Tamil newspapers and periodicals regularly. His book on Stock investing, titled Alla Alla Panam, released in 2004 by Kizhakku Publishers (New Horizon Media), has been a phenomenal success and has sold over 1,25,000 copies. Valliyappan is regularly invited by many Tamil Television channels for his opinions on stock market and economic events.
He is a Graduate in Economics from Madras University and Post Graduate in Business Administration with human resource and Marketing specializations. Valliyappan has undergone a comprehensive educational program on Emotional intelligence at XLRI , a premier Business Management Institute Jamshedpur, India.