A Bachelor of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Praveen Thampi completed his Masters (M.Tech) in Illumination Technology from M.I.T, Manipal with flying colours and started his career as a lighting designer with Philips Lighting in the year 2000. He then went on to do his M.B.A in International Business from Apollo University, before the inception of his own architectural lighting design and consultancy firm called The Ministry Of Light, in 2004. With offices in Hong Kong, Mumbai and Dubai, Thampi is the president of The Ministry of Light which is one of the largest architectural lighting design firms in Asia-Pacific, with a team of architects and interior designers trained and specialised in lighting design.

His Commercial office projects projects have been a benchmark in the industry in terms of lighting technology and introduction of latest lighting standards. He is one of the few lighting consultants worldwide who specialises and spearheads innovative and sustainable office lighting techniques by blending the ASHRAE Standards, WELL V2 Standards, CIBSE LG7 Standards & USGBC LEED V4 Standards and formulated a new lighting quality standard concept – LQS for all his projects.

He was one of the first lighting xonsultants worldwide to effectively introduce an integrated lighting management system into a commercial Office environment way back in 2004, with the introduction of DALI & DSI connected Occulux system which paved way to intelligent/smart lighting in commercial offices.