L. Sabaretnam has been elevated to the position of Chairman of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Chennai Kendra.
He was the vice – chairman for the last twelve years.
He succeeds T. S. Krishnamurthy, former Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Sabaretnam is also the Chairman of Kartik Fine Arts and a patron of The Music Academy. He was also formerly a syndicate member of the Annamalai Univeristy and past president of Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is the director of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited and also director of India Cements Group of Companies.
He is a resident of Kalashetra Colony, Besant Nagar.