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AMARA RAJA CORPORATE COUNCIL (ARCC)

The Group has constituted an apex decision council by instituting the Amara Raja Corporate Council (ARCC), to provide directions & decisions to drive the Group Culture, Vision, Corporate strategy, Succession planning and much more.

Jayadev Galla

Co Founder & Chairman

Jayadev Galla

Co Founder & Chairman

Mr. Jayadev Galla is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd since August, 2003. As a Co-founder of Amara Raja, he joined the Group in the year 1994 and has worked in various capacities till he became the MD of ARBL.

Prior to joining the Company, he served as International Sales Executive, GNB Battery Technologies, Inc., USA (now part of Exide Technologies, USA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

Mr. Jayadev Galla is a member of the World Economic Forum representing the Amara Raja Group. He is appointed as a Governor of the Electricity Industry and as a Principal of the Global Battery Alliance. He was a panelist for a session titled "Unlocking Value from Lost Resources" at the Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018.

Harshavardhana Gourineni

Executive Director-Lead Acid Business, ARBL,
Convenor-ARCC(Amara Raja Corporate Council)

Harshavardhana Gourineni

Executive Director-Lead Acid Business, ARBL,
Convenor-ARCC(Amara Raja Corporate Council)

Harshavardhana Gourineni (Harsha) has done his Graduation in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Purdue University, USA. Harsha joined the Amara Raja Group as Sr. Management Executive in October 2015 and worked in Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing functions. Presently, he is the MD & CEO of Mangal Industries Limited.

Vikramadithya Gourineni

Executive Director-New Energy Business,ARBL
Convenor-GROCOM,(Growth Committee)

Vikramadithya Gourineni

Executive Director-New Energy Business,ARBL
Convenor-GROCOM,(Growth Committee)

Vikramadithya Gourineni has attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Vikram joined the Amara Raja Group as a Management Executive in the month of August 2013 and worked in various capacities including Sales & Marketing of Galla Foods and ARBL. He is now the Managing Director of Amara Raja Power Systems Ltd and Amara Raja Electronics Ltd.

Venkataramana Prasad A

President - Group Strategy and Corporate Planning

Venkataramana Prasad A

President - Group Strategy and Corporate Planning

Venkataramana Prasad A has done his Graduation in Chemical Engineering. He has undergone a Fast Track Management Program and a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has also undergone a top talent Management Programme named XLP at Johnson Controls Inc.- USA . During his tenure, he handled various roles including that of Head , Marketing, Sales & Service of the Industrial Batteries business, Head of Automotive SBU of ARBL, Mentor - Marketing at Group level and CEO of Amara Raja Electronics. He’s now the Head of Group Strategy & Corporate Planning.

Vijayanand S

President-New Energy Business,ARBL

Vijayanand S

President-New Energy Business,ARBL

Vijayanand S has done his Post Graduation in Chemical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of November 1992 as Assistant Manager. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Marketing, Research and Engineering and various other roles. He is the Merit award winner for his contribution to the “yellow hat / kantori start up team” by JCI in May 2005. He headed the Industrial Batteries SBU of ARBL before and was also the CEO of Amara Raja Power Systems Business. He’s now the CEO of ARBL.

Jaikrishna B

President(Group HR & Corp Communications)

Jaikrishna B

President(Group HR & Corp Communications)

Jaikrishna B has joined us in the capacity of Vice President – HR in the year 2005. Jaikrishna is a graduate in Economics, and a post graduate in Social Work with specialisation in Personnel Management from the Madras School of Social Work- University of Madras. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He’s handled the CSR and other Social responsibility roles in the Group and has headed the IT function. He’s also the Advisor to the Galla family. He is currently the President (Group HR, Corporate Communications & New Business Development) and Ombudsperson of the Amara Raja Group.

Narasimhulu Naidu C

Chief Operations Officer,ARBL

Narasimhulu Naidu C

Chief Operations Officer,ARBL

Narasimhulu Naidu C has done his Graduation in Mechanical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of Oct 1994 as Sr. Engineer. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Production Planning & Control, Purchase, QA, Production – Auto SBU, Projects & Environment, Operations of Mangal Industries and various other roles. He’s now the CEO of Amara Raja Infra Private Limited.

Venkat Madhav L

Executive Vice President - Group SCM

Venkat Madhav L

Executive Vice President - Group SCM

Venkat Madhav has done his Post Graduation in Mechanical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of May 1993 as Management Trainee. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Production Planning & Control, Purchase, Production of Auto SBU, Operations – Galla Foods and various other roles. Now he is heading the Group Supply Chain Management Function.

Kannan S

Group CFO

Kannan S

Group CFO

Kannan has done his graduation in Commerce from Madras University and CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has rich experience of over three decades in the functions of Finance, Treasury, Commercial , SCM, Operations, Taxation & Legal. His journey in Amara Raja started from November 2020.

Kishore I Hirani

Chief Information Officer

Kishore I Hirani

Chief Information Officer

Kishore is an Engineering Graduate in Computer Technology and holds MBA in Marketing. He has also undergone Leadership Course for Top Management from Indian School of Business(ISB), Hyderabad and IT Leadership courses from GE Crotonville.

His Journey in Amara Raja Started in the Month of Jul 2016. He is the Chief Information Officer of Amara Raja Group.

AMARA RAJA GROWTH COMMITTEE (GROCOM)

The Growth committee constitutes of all the Business Heads, Group function heads and senior leaders from all businesses of the Group. This committee focuses on review & approval of group level policies along with tracking and driving the progress on group level priority projects.

Jayadev Galla

Co Founder & Chairman

Jayadev Galla

Co Founder & Chairman

Mr. Jayadev Galla is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd since August, 2003. As a Co-founder of Amara Raja, he joined the Group in the year 1994 and has worked in various capacities till he became the MD of ARBL.

Prior to joining the Company, he served as International Sales Executive, GNB Battery Technologies, Inc., USA (now part of Exide Technologies, USA). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

Harshavardhana Gourineni

Executive Director-Lead Acid Business, ARBL,
Convenor-ARCC(Amara Raja Corporate Council)

Harshavardhana Gourineni

Executive Director-Lead Acid Business, ARBL,
Convenor-ARCC(Amara Raja Corporate Council)

Harshavardhan Gourineni has done his Graduation in Science in Psychology from Purdue University. Harsha’s journey in Amara Raja started in the month of October 2015 as a Senior Management Executive. He has worked in Supply Chain Management, Sales and Marketing functions. He’s now the Managing Director of Mangal Industries Limited.

Vikramadithya Gourineni

Executive Director-New Energy Business,ARBL
Convenor-GROCOM,(Growth Committee)

Vikramadithya Gourineni

Executive Director-New Energy Business,ARBL
Convenor-GROCOM,(Growth Committee)

Vikramadithya Gourineni has attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Vikram joined the Amara Raja Group as a Management Executive in the month of August 2013 and worked in various capacities including Sales & Marketing of Galla Foods and ARBL. He is now the Managing Director of Amara Raja Power Systems Ltd and Amara Raja Electronics Ltd.

Venkataramana Prasad A

President - Group Strategy and Corporate Planning

Venkataramana Prasad A

President - Group Strategy and Corporate Planning

Venkataramana Prasad A has done his Graduation in Chemical Engineering. He has undergone a Fast Track Management Program and a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has also undergone a top talent Management Programme named XLP at Johnson Controls Inc.- USA . During his tenure, he handled various roles including that of Head , Marketing, Sales & Service of the Industrial Batteries business, Head of Automotive SBU of ARBL, Mentor - Marketing at Group level and CEO of Amara Raja Electronics. He’s now the Head of Group Strategy & Corporate Planning.

Vijayanand S

President-New Energy Business,ARBL

Vijayanand S

President-New Energy Business,ARBL

Vijayanand S has done his Post Graduation in Chemical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of November 1992 as Assistant Manager. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Marketing, Research and Engineering and various other roles. He is the Merit award winner for his contribution to the “yellow hat / kantori start up team” by JCI in May 2005. He headed the Industrial Batteries SBU of ARBL before and was also the CEO of Amara Raja Power Systems Business. He’s now the CEO of ARBL.

Jaikrishna B

President(Group HR & Corp Communications)

Jaikrishna B

President(Group HR & Corp Communications)

Jaikrishna B has joined us in the capacity of Vice President – HR in the year 2005. Jaikrishna is a graduate in Economics, and a post graduate in Social Work with specialisation in Personnel Management from the Madras School of Social Work- University of Madras. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He’s handled the CSR and other Social responsibility roles in the Group and has headed the IT function. He’s also the Advisor to the Galla family. He is currently the President (Group HR, Corporate Communications & New Business Development) and Ombudsperson of the Amara Raja Group.

Narasimhulu Naidu C

Chief Operations Officer,ARBL

Narasimhulu Naidu C

Chief Operations Officer,ARBL

Narasimhulu Naidu C has done his Graduation in Mechanical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of Oct 1994 as Sr. Engineer. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Production Planning & Control, Purchase, QA, Production – Auto SBU, Projects & Environment, Operations of Mangal Industries and various other roles. He’s now the CEO of Amara Raja Infra Private Limited and Amara Raja Industrial Services.

Venkat Madhav L

Executive Vice President - Group SCM

Venkat Madhav L

Executive Vice President – Group SCM

Venkat Madhav has done his Post Graduation in Mechanical Engineering. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of May 1993 as Management Trainee. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. During his tenure, he handled Production Planning & Control, Purchase, Production of Auto SBU, Operations – Galla Foods and various other roles. Now he is heading the Group Supply Chain Management Function.

Kannan S

Group CFO

Kannan S

Group CFO

Kannan has done his graduation in Commerce from Madras University and CA from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has rich experience of over three decades in the functions of Finance, Treasury, Commercial , SCM, Operations, Taxation & Legal. His journey in Amara Raja started from November 2020.

Kishore I Hirani

Chief Information Officer

Kishore I Hirani

Kishore is an Engineering Graduate in Computer Technology and holds MBA in Marketing. He has also undergone Leadership Course for Top Management from Indian School of Business(ISB), Hyderabad and IT Leadership courses from GE Crotonville.

His Journey in Amara Raja Started in the Month of Jul 2016. He is the Chief Information Officer of Amara Raja Group.

Srinivasa Rao Ganga

Chief Marketing Officer - Industrial Batteries and Oversight of Inorganic Growth,
ARBL

Srinivasa Rao Ganga

Chief Marketing Officer - Industrial Batteries and Oversight of Inorganic Growth,
ARBL

Srinivasa Rao Ganga has joined us in October 2011 in the capacity of Chief Marketing Officer in Industrial Batteries SBU, ARBL. Ganga has earlier worked with Amara Raja and rejoined us in the year 2011. Ganga has done his Graduation in Mechanical Engineering and his Masters in Business Administration.

Rajesh Jindal

Chief Marketing Officer-Automotive Batteries,ARBL

Rajesh Jindal

Chief Marketing Officer-Automotive Batteries,ARBL

Rajesh Jindal has joined us in the capacity of Regional Sales Manager – North, ARBL based at New Delhi. Rajesh Jindal has done his Graduation in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Business Administration. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He’s now heading the Marketing & Sales Function of Auto SBU, ARBL.

Jagadish M

Chief Technology Officer,ARBL

Jagadish M

Chief Technology Officer,ARBL

Jagadish M has joined as Deputy General Manager in Application Engineering function in Amara Raja Batteries Ltd in May 2005. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Jagadish has earlier worked with Amara Raja and rejoined us in the year 2005. He has done his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University.

Venkata Krishna M M

Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Industrial Batteries, ARBL

Venkata Krishna M M

Vice President-Sales & Marketing, Industrial Batteries, ARBL

Venkata Krishna has done his graduation in Mechanical Engineering. He has also undergone a General Management and Leadership Development Programme in Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His journey in Amara Raja started in the month of August 1991 as Engineer Trainee and worked in various locations across India in various capacities while handling Marketing & Sales. He headed the ISBU Marketing & Sales Function, Operations of ISBU and the Home Incubation Task Force. Now, he is the Vice President - Business Head in Amara Raja Power Systems Limited.

Sajan P David

Business Head-Amara Raja Electronics Limited

Sajan P David

Business Head-Amara Raja Electronics Limited

Sajan P David has done his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala and Master of Business Administration from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has rich experience over two decades in Global Business Development, Operations Management, Engineering Management and Strategic Leadership in diverse environments. His journey in Amara Raja started from Feb 2019.

Divakar S

Business Head - Galla Foods

Divakar S

Business Head - Galla Foods

Divakar Sukumaran has dual Masters in International Business and Financial Management. He joined Amara Raja Group in September 2006 as Marketing Manager for Fruit puree business. He’s now the Business Head for Galla Foods – a Division of RNGalla Family Private Limited.

Nageshwar. S.V

Head Operations – Infra

Nageshwar. S.V

Head Operations – Infra

Nageshwar has done his Graduation in Civil Engineering from Osmania University. He has a rich experience in end to end solutions for Residential, Industrial, IT and commercial buildings. He joined us in September 2009 as Deputy General Manager – Projects for Infra business. He is now the Head of Operations for Infra Business and also holds charge of Operations for the Services Division of Amara Raja Infra Private Limited.

Dwarakanadha Reddy. B

Business Head - Projects Division, ARPSL

Dwarakanadha Reddy. B

Business Head - Projects Division, ARPSL

Dwarakanadha Reddy is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Karnataka University. His journey in Amara Raja started in February 1999 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee. During his tenure he has held responsibilities in Production Planning, Manufacturing, Purchase, SCM and Operations. Now he is heading the EPC Projects Business of Amara Raja Power Systems Limited.

Anil Srivastava

Group Head – Corporate Relations

Anil Srivastava

Group Head – Corporate Relations

Anil Srivastava, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch, has served in various Administrative and leadership capacities and has contributed to several remarkable achievements for the Nation. Anil has done his B.Tech. Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and PGDM Specializing in Energy Sector from IIM-Bangalore. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration & Social Science and an Advanced Certificate in Information Technology Policy and Management from Maxwell School of Public Policy & Citizenship – Syracuse University, USA. Anil started his journey in Amara Raja from April 2021.

Sudhakar. N.A

SBU Head - Battery Components, MIL

Sudhakar. N.A

SBU Head - Battery Components, MIL

Sudhakar has done graduation in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore. He carries rich experience of working in Manufacturing and Operations function with significant exposure in automotive component industry. His journey in Amara Raja started in July 2015 as Chief Operations Officer of the Engineering SBU of Mangal Industries Limited (MIL). He’s now heading the Battery Components business of MIL.