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At Amara Raja, we strongly believe in the value of 'sharing' and 'learning' from others. We enjoy sharing our insightful thoughts and various conversations that are happening today and be able to make suppositions on what is likely to happen tomorrow. Equally, we would like to learn from other thought leaders on their insights and views. Sharing thoughts and opinions is like the joy of giving and learning from others is the joy of growing.

Dr. Ramachandra N Galla

Founder Chairman

Affiliations
Current
  • Director : APGPCL, HYD from 2007
  • Executive Council Member: Sri Venkateswara Univerty, Tirupati from 2016
  • Member : Board of Governors, S.V. University College of Engineering from 2012
  • Director : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Tirupati from 1998
  • President: Krishna Devaraya Educational & Cultural association from 1975
Past
  • Chairman : Task Force on Non-Migratory Jobs, CII-AP State Council 2010-11& 2011-12
  • Chairman : Affirmative Action Committee, CII-Southern Region Council 2013-14
  • Vice Chairman: CII-AP State Council 2015-16
  • Member: CII-Sothern Regional Council 1994-2013
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Dr. Ramachandra N Galla (Dr.Galla) is the Founder Chairman of the Rs.8000 Crore Amara Raja Group of companies and has built this conglomerate group from grass roots levels over the last 36 years. He is an electrical engineer by profession and has acquired Masters degree in System Sciences at Michigan State University USA in 1968. He has worked briefly for US Steel Corporation, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA and later joined Sargent & Lundy in 1971. He has worked in various capacities until 1985 before he turned a full time entrepreneur and founder of the Amara Raja group of companies.

Born in a modest farmer family in a remote village in Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Galla has experimented in a brave approach of establishing advanced manufacturing facilities in rural villages thus creating non-migratory job opportunities for local youth while improving the rural infrastructure.

He has promoted and established the many business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure. The Amara Raja group has established state of the art manufacturing infrastructure in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and has employed more than 18000 people directly with many more indirect employment opportunities being created in rural society. Amara Raja Batteries Ltd is the flag ship company of the group with a turnover of Rs.6300 Crores.

Dr. Galla has been recipient of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa in Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 2007 in recognition of the contributions made to Technology Development and Rural Industrialization as well as Social Work & Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa in Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 2008 in recognition of the contributions made to Technology Development.

Dr. Galla's mission statement has always been to transform our spheres of influence and to improve the quality of life by building institutions that provide better access to better opportunities, goods and services to people all the time. True to his mission statement and his interest in social uplift of people, Dr. Galla has spearheaded various CSR activities in the areas of education, health, skills, environment, water conservations and irrigation schemes, social forestry and many more.

Jayadev Galla

Co Founder & Chairman

Affiliations
  • Member of Parliament
  • Co Founder & Chairman, Amara Raja Group
  • World Economic Forum - 2018
    • Represented Amara Raja at WEF, Davos
    • Appointed Governor of Electricity Industry
    • Member of Global Battery Alliance
  • Member : Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence
  • Member : Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power and Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
  • Member : Committee on Private Members' Bills and Resolutions
  • Member : Joint Committee on Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Bill (2017)
  • Member : Joint Committee on Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill 2017
  • Member : Tobacco Board, Govt. of India, Ministry of Commerce & Industry
  • Member, Advisory Panel on State Capital formation to Government of Andhra Pradesh
  • Co-Chairman : District Vigilance & Monitoring Committees, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
  • Member : Telecom Advisory Committee - Guntur, Ministry of Communications, Govt of India
  • Member : Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee - Guntur, Ministry of Finance, Govt of India
  • Member : South Central Railways Users Consultative Committee, Ministry of Railways, Govt of India
  • Member, Task Force for Industry and Infrastructure, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
  • President, Andhra Pradesh Squash Rackets Association (Affiliated to The Squash Rackets Federation of India)
  • Member, YPO – Hyderabad Chapter - 2008 onwards
  • Member, Board of Studies in Electrical Engineering (PG) : Andhra University, Vizag
  • External Member, Board of Management Studies (PG): SV University, Tirupati
  • In Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Young Indians (Yi)
    • Elected Member, CII National Council
    • Past Chairman, CII AP State Council
    • Member, Yi National Governing Council & Core Group
    • Founder Member : CII's Young Indians (Yi)
  • Permanent Trustee : Rajanna Trust - The Charitable Trust of the AR Group & RN Galla Family
  • Director, Tattva Subsea Pte Limited, Singapore
  • Represented as a Member in different Forums,
    • India US Forum of Parliamentarians at Georgetown University, Washington DC. – Sep 2016
    • GPPI CPR Strategic Affairs Program at Princeton University, New Jersey. – May 2017
    • Chevening Parliamentarians Fellowship Program at London School of Economics UK. – Oct 2017
    • Ananta Aspen Centre - Parliamentarians Delegation to Japan 'Enhancing Japan-India Relations' - Feb 2018
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Mr. Jayadev Galla is the Co Founder & Chairman. 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.

Jaikrishna B

President (Group HR & Corp Communication)

Affiliations
Current
  • Chairman - Employers Federation of South India - AP & Telengana
  • Chairman – HR & IR Panel, CII Southern Regional Council
  • Member - National Committee of CII on Leadership and HR
  • Member - Academic Council of Emeralds Advanced Institute of Management Studies, Tirupati
  • Member - CII Southern Regional Council
Past
  • Member - AP Govt. Labour Advisory Board
  • CII - Chair of HR Committee at AP
  • Co-Chair for Skills committee of CII Southern Region
  • Member - CII Corporate Social responsibility Sub Committee
  • Member - CII National HR Committee
  • Co-Chair HR & IR Panel, CII Southern Regional Council
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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 of Group HR & Corp Communication.

Venkataramana Prasad A

President - Group Strategy and Corporate Planning

  • Member - CII – Andhra Pradesh Council (since 2015)
  • Convenor - Manufacturing Panel , CII – AP , 2017-18
  • Member - Executive Council, ELCINA (A National association of Electronics Industry), Delhi (since 2015)
  • Member - Confederation of Indian Industry – Southern Region, 2015
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Venkataramana Prasad A has done his Graduation in Chemical Engineering. He joined us in the year 1995 and has worked with us earlier for almost nine years and then rejoined. 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 the XLP Management Programme at JCI. During his tenure, he handled and headed Marketing & Sales functions and also been the head of Auto SBU of ARBL. He's now the President of Group Strategy and Corporate Planning.

Vijayanand S

President-New Energy Business, ARBL

Affiliations
  • Chairman - Battery Society of India
  • Member - Advisory Committee, IQAC, Sri Venkateswara University.
  • Member - Executive Council, Andhra Pradesh Electronics & IT Agency (APEITA), Govt of AP
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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 President of New Energy Business, ARBL.

Venkat Madhav L

Executive Vice President - Group SCM

Affiliation Details
  • Member - CII Institute of Logistics
  • Member - CSCMP-council of supply chain management professionals
  • Member - Indian Institute of Materials Management
  • Guest faculty to Indian Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
  • Professional advisor to celerity supply chain journal (in business through supply chain)
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Venkat Madhav L 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 Executive Vice President of Group SCM.

Narasimhulu Naidu C

Chief Operations Officer, ARBL

Affiliations
  • Member - International Facility Management Association
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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 Chief Operations Officer, ARBL.