Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo attended the then University of Durban Westville and obtained: B Com, B Com (Hons) and M Com degrees. He then completed a D Com in statistics at the University of Pretoria, became a university lecturer in the late 1970’s and was the university planner for University of Durban Westville and Rhodes University. He then continued his lecturing career at the universities of Fort Hare, Zululand (Durban-Umlazi branch) and Durban Westville.
Dr Naidoo then moved to SAS Institute as a senior consultant in statistics and data mining and has presented over 40 different SAS courses in programming, statistics, time series and data mining. The training delegates included: SARS, Stats SA , University of Pretoria, University of Free State, UNISA, CSIR, Old Mutual, Momentum, ABSA, FNB, Standard, Nedbank, Barclays, HSBC in Dubai, Saudi bank, Arab bank, Zain in Kuwait, MTN, Cell C, de beers, Blood blank, centre for disease control in Uganda and Tanzania.
At present he is Executive Manager for Stakeholder Relations and Marketing at Statistics South Africa and is attending the M Phil in urban and regional planning at Stellenbosch University. This course integrates statistics, geography and urban planning into one discipline, with special focus on GIS and spatial statistics. This masters program is designed to assist the planning commission.
Arulsivanathan is married and has three children and two grandsons.