Board of Directors
Dr. Ramachandra N Galla
Dr Ramachandra N Galla is the Chairman of Amara Raja Group of Companies and has built this group from grassroots levels over the last 30 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 many business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure. The group has established state-of-the-art manufacturing infrastructure in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and has employed more than 14,000 people directly with many more indirect employment opportunities being created in rural society. Amara Raja Batteries Limited is the flag ship company of the group with a turnover of Rs. 6800 Crores.
Dr.Galla's mission statement has always been to transform our increasing spheres of influence and to improve the quality of life by building institutions that provide better access to better opportunities to more people... all the time. True to his mission statement and his interest in social uplift of people, Dr Galla has initiated various CSR activities in the area of education, water conservation and irrigation schemes, social forestry etc.
He has been conferred Honorary Doctorate by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati in 2007 and later by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad in 2008 and has also received many awards for his entrepreneurial efforts and contribution to the social cause.
Mr. Jayadev Galla
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Mr Jayadev Galla is the Managing Director of Amara Raja Batteries Limited since August 2003. Under his guidance and leadership, the Company has achieved many milestones, viz., including the crossing of Rs.6800 Crores turnover; expanding footprint in overseas markets especially in the Indian Ocean Rim, etc. He has been very active and providing valuable suggestions to the Company's strategy and growth plans. Mr Jayadev Galla later assumed charge as the Vice Chairman of the Amara Raja group of Companies from August 1, 2013.
Prior to joining the Company, he served as International Sales Executive, GNB Battery Technologies, Inc., USA (now part of Exide Technologies, Inc., USA)
Mr Jayadev Galla is currently a Member of Parliament, a Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), National Council, Young Indian National Governing Council & Core Group, Young Presidents Organisation, Hyderabad Chapter and also an External Member, Board of Management Studies (PG) in Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He was also the past Chairman of CII, Andhra Pradesh State Council.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
Dr. Ramadevi Gourineni
Dr. Ramadevi Gourineni is a qualified Medical practitioner and had done her MBBS from Venkateswara University, India. She had completed residency degree in Neurology from University of Illinios, Chicago; fellowship in EEG & Sleep from Loyala University USA and also did her fellowship in sleep medicine from Northwestern University, Illinios, USA.
She was a director of medical student education in Neurology at Northwestern University and also worked as a faculty member at Northwestern University for 15 years.
Presently, she is the Managing Director of Amara Raja Infra Private Limited steering Health Care business of Amara Raja Group. She is holding directorship(s) in various Amara Raja Group of Companies.
Mr. N Sri Vishnu Raju
Mr N Sri Vishnu Raju is an Alumnus of the Harvard Business School and has completed the OPM programme. He holds Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He was earlier a Director in Raasi Cements Limited and Raasi Ceramics Limited. He is the Founder and Chairman of Exciga Group.
Mr. T R Narayanaswamy
T R Narayanaswamy is the Co-Founder and Group Managing Director of the Tattva Group, who are headquartered in Chennai, India. He has charted the growth of the Tattva Group and its subsidiaries and divisions. A Post Graduate in Commerce, he is responsible for the formation and growth of the Group.
The Tattva Group currently have businesses in:
- Oil & Gas Engineering
- Project Management and Consulting
Apart from his business interests, he is an ardent lover of sports. He holds offices in both the Indian Triathlon Federation and Squash Rackets Federation of India.
He is also associated with various community development and Corporate Social Responsibility projects through Down Syndrome Association of Tamilnadu (DSAT).
Mr. Narayanaswami is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Young Indians (Yi).
Mrs. Bhairavi Jani
Ms Bhairavi is a fourth generation entrepreneur, developmental enthusiast and an avid venture philanthropist. She is the Chairperson and Founder of IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation and Executive Director at SCA Group of Companies founded in 1896. SCA Group undertakes activities in supply chain and logistics sector.After Post-graduation, she started her career with KPMG Consulting in Washington D.C and most of her project work was in the area of supply chain, public services consulting and business process re-engineering. She started her entrepreneurial journey in 2001 by setting up a fourth party logistics Company in India called i3pl and exited in 2005 before joining SCA Group of Companies.
She has been listed as one of the 30 most Powerful Women in India by the India Today publication. She has been profiled as Stree Shakti (Woman Power) person by CNBC Awaaz and featured as a Young Turk by CNBC TV 18. She has been listed as one of the 10 women exemplars by the Hindustan Times and Business Today Magazine has featured her as the Supply Chain Maven.
She is the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader. She is a KBF Fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute and a Responsible Leader of the BMW World Responsible Leaders Forum. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the Business Honor Society, USA and is Past National Chairman, CII's Young Indians. She is a trustee of India@75 Foundation, Leap Foundation and Ananta Centre and serves on the Global Advisory Committee of Earth Day Network.
In the past decade, she has started, acquired, scaled up many ventures, most of them focused on supply chain and logistics. She is a firm believer in entrepreneurial ecosystems that create livelihood opportunities and dedicates a significant amount of her time, expertise and philanthropy for the cause. She is a trained classical dancer and is passionate about the Arts. Co-creating sustainable livelihoods for communities in higher Himalayas is a mission close to her heart.