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Peerless Leader who has a remarkable ability to inspire people to work together

Dr.M.B.Nirmal is a globally known Motivator, Innovator, Change-Maker, Mind Programmer, Humorist, Orator, Trainer, Environmentalist, Social Reformer & Social Activist.

Founder Exnora International

Dr.M.B.Nirmal served last as the Chief Public Relations Officer of Indian Overseas Bank before he took voluntary retirement. He had served as Chief Manager of a few of IOB major branches including the overseas Hong Kong Branch, Teynampet and Nungambakkam, Chennai, India.

Exnora International will operate mainly through its branches, Exnora Innovators Clubs which in turn will operate through its various sub-chapters / divisions / exclusive wings / ancillary organs.


Dr.M.B.Nirmal has been a regular guest and visiting faculty to deliver inspirational and motivational lectures on various subjects in the specialties related to Behavioral Science and Creativity at the National Level Apex Training Institutes, such as the Staff Colleges of Reserve Bank of India, State Bank of India, most of the Nationalized Banks, Private Banks, Co-operative Banks, Petroleum Corporations, Air Lines, Advertising Companies, LIC, General Insurance, National Institute of Bank Manager (NIBM), Anna Institute of Management and the Staff Training Colleges of many corporate organizations. He has trained the top executives of many of these organizations. He has imparted training to City Managers of forty foreign nations. He has trained top officials of State and Central Governments. Apart from Motivation, his 7th Sense, a powerful Brain Resource Development Training Programme is equally a great success, being attended by the top executives of Government and Corporate organizations as well as members of faculty of Arts & Professional Colleges. 'Study Smarter & Not Harder' for students and 'Effective parenting' for parents are also smash hits. His training programmes are conducted in India and Abroad.


He is a powerful motivating speaker has addressed meetings on topics of global concern, in the UN bodies, World Bank. US government Organizations like US-EPA, US-AEP & NPPR, in USA Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India, Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTI), Universities in India and USA and District Conferences of Rotary and Lions International. He chaired Sessions of UNCHS at Shanghai, China and Asia Pacific Cities Forum in Cebu, Philippines. Often he speaks in different T.V. Channels.


He is author of twelve books in Tamil and six books in English written for individual and societal development. He has been writing in leading Magazines and periodicals regularly.

Awards & Recognition of Dr.M.B.Nirmal
  • Innovator Recognition, Fellowship and Monetary Assistance from ASHOKA- Innovators for Public, USA (1990).
  • Best Bank Manager Award IOB, 1978.
  • Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award for Excellent Bank Manager of India (1989).
  • Best IOB Branch Award during IOB Golden Jubilee celebrations presented to him by Finance Minister Mr. V P Singh. Founder's Day Award of IOB presented by RBI Governor (1996).
  • For the Sake of Honour Award of the Rotary International (1995).
  • Melvin Jones Award of Lions Club (1994).
  • Example to Youth Award by District Rotract Council (1997).
  • Best Practices of the World Award for Exnora International by UNCHS (Habitat), Turkey (1996).
  • Excellence Award for 1998, on behalf of Tamilnadu Foundation, INC. USA , the Chapters of Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America, FETNA at St. Louis, USA (1998).
  • Dr.V.V.Giri Birth Centenary Award presented by Governor of Tamilnadu for contribution to protect environment.
  • Star of India Award by Wisdom presented by Chief Justice, High Court Chennai.
  • Reader's Digest, the largest circulated magazine of the world in its "Heroes for Today" section lauded Dr.M.B.Nirmal and described him as a Peerless Leader who has a remarkable ability to inspire people to work together (Mar, 1999).
  • New India Times again wrote 'Many call him a visionary. Most regard him as a Motivator. He has proved that motivation can move mountains and people too. He is always pregnant with ideas' (8.10.1999).
  • The Inner Wheel Club of Rotary International featured him as one of the eight 'Pathfinders' of India, along with Mother Terasa, Mr.Sunderlal Bahuguna, Dr.Verghese Kurien Dr.M.S.Swaminathan, in their book "Path Finders".
  • Rotary News, published by Rotary International commended, "Dr.M.B.Nirmal is full of new ideas and suggestions", (April 1999).
  • New India Times (USA) wrote, 'Dr.M.B.Nirmal's speech at FETNA Conference, Missouri was electrifying' (7.8.98).
  • The Hindu, the National daily covered him under Personality Column and described him as a Catalyst of Social change and wrote, "Dr.M.B.Nirmal's Optimism is infectious" (2.6.1997)
  • Indian Express, the National daily regarded him as one of the six crusaders who will change India (25.1.1996)
  • The Hindu recognized him as an Outstanding Achiever in their feature 'Achievers' (10.02.1996)
  • India Today, the national weekly chose him as "one of the Ten Angels of Change" who are transforming India (Cover Story, 15.01.1995),
  • Gentleman (Indian Express) selected him as One of the Ten Leading Gentlemen of Chennai and wrote, "Dr.M.B.Nirmal is a walking example of positive thinking. (August 1995).
  • Trinity Mirror, the daily honoured him as an Outstanding Environmentalist for 1995 (31.12.1995) and an outstanding Environmentalist of the century (23.12.2000) and described him as a legend.
  • Malayala Manorama, the largest circulated daily of India described Dr.M.B.Nirmal as the 'Wonder man' of the Banking Industry (4.10.1989).
  • The International Indian, a Magazine published from Dubai wrote about Dr.M.B.Nirmal, "Jawaharlal Nehru Said, 'Success often comes to people who dare and act; it seldom goes to the timid who are ever afraid of the consequences'. Dr.M.B.Nirmal is one such individual who dared to make a difference" and patted him. (April 1988).
  • South China Morning Post published from Hong Kong wrote "Dr.M.B.Nirmal has the ability to bring out the Gandhi in everyone".
  • His work was hailed by Sunday, The Week, Economic Times, Financial Express, Times of India, Chitralekha (Gujarathi), Eenadu (Telugu). International Newspapers like India Abroad (USA) and other leading newspapers and periodicals.