Mr.Sajja Kishore Babu is the founding Chairman and Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is a first generation entrepreneur, responsible for our Company’s growth and business development since its inception. He has several years of experience in the power sector including construction and O&M. He has been instrumental in completing major projects including sub-critical units in scheduled time. He is also the chairman and director of Hydro Magus Private Limited, Power Mech Industri Private Limited, the subsidiaries of our Company and the founder and managing trustee of Power Mech Foundation, a charitable trust.
Smt. Sajja.Lakshmi is a non-executive Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Andhra University. She has been associated with our Company since it’s inception. She has been responsible for office expansion, human resources and structural modernization of our Company. She has several years of experience in the field of human resources. She is also the chairperson of Power Mech Foundation and is involved in social work.
Mr.Murugesan.Rajendran is the executive Director and chief operational officer of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Madras. He has more than 30 years of experience in construction engineering and has exposure to erection of BTG and BOP of power projects. He is responsible for our Company’s overall business operations. He has been associated with our Company since the year 2002. He has been instrumental in the Company receiving ISO certification. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with BHEL and Sunil Hi-Tech Private Limited. He is also a member of the Institution of Engineers and The Indian Institute of Welding.
Mr.Thiagarajan Sankaralingam is a non-executive independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Regional Engineering College (now known as National Institute Technology), Trichy, affiliated to Madras University. He joined BHEL in 1973 and later NTPC. He became the director (projects) of NTPC in August 2011 and served as chairman and managing director from April, 2006 to April, 2008. He served as chairman of the jury of International Project Management Association award committee for the year 2006. Post superannuation from NTPC, he was the managing director of BGR Energy Systems Limited from September 2009 to December 2012 and Cuddalore Power Company Limited from January 2010 to October 2012. Currently he is the non-executive chairman of East Coast Energy Private Limited and Bhubaneswar Power Private Limited and non-executive independent director of Athena Chattisgarh Power Private Limited. He has around 40 years of experience in the power sector. He is the recipient of Eminent Engineer Award from Institution of Engineering and Technology, Delhi. He is also a fellow member of Institution of Engineers, India.
Mr.Gorijala Durga Vara Prasada Rao is a non-executive independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Andhra University and a master’s degree, also in chemical engineering from University of Madras. He commenced his career in the fertilizer industry and later joined Andhra Bank as a technical officer for project appraisal. Having served in different capacities all over India he rose to the rank of a general manager in Andhra Bank after a service of 28 years and 10 months. He has several years of experience in the banking sector. He is the vice president of HEAL (Health and Education for All), a non government organization providing health and education to orphans and poor children.
Dr Sutanu Behuria is a non-executive independent Director of our Company. He is an economist and is an alumnus of St. Stephens, Delhi and holds Masters in economics from Delhi School of Economics. He also holds another Master's and Doctorate in Economics from Southern Methodist University, USA. He started his career as Lecturer in his Alma Mater and later joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1976 and had an illustrious career spanning 38 years before he retired on superannuation as Secretary, Government of India. During his service he held many important positions including principal Secretary, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh and Secretary Govt. of India, Heavy Industry, Minority affairs, National Disaster Management, Fertilisers etc. He also has worked for 5 years with Asian Development Bank and acted as Advisor to Govt., of Mauritius for 2 years. He has submitted many papers on Finance and Economics with regular periodicity.
Mr. M Rajiv Kumar is a non-executive Director of our Company. He is a graduate in electrical engineering and spent his entire career of 38 years in BHEL and by his sheer hard work and acumen he rose to the level Exe Director, Power Sector, Eastern Region. During his career, he initiated, planned, executed and commissioned many power projects and today they stand testimony of his leadership quality and feeding power to the Nation. He has strong project management skill, is exceptionally good at team-building, easily adaptable and flexible towards projects needs and posses superior interpersonal & time-management skills. Gifted with good foresight, he holds impeccable record for identifying right persons for right jobs, mentoring and motivating the entire team under him.
Mr.Vivek Paranjpe did his B.Sc (Honors) from Fergusson College Pune and post graduated from XLRI, Jamshedpur and has four decades work experience. He started his career with Hindustan lever and after serving few other reputed Companies he moved to Hewlett Packard before joining Reliance Industries limited to hold the position, Group President HR. He is a columnist, HR consultant, visiting faculty and lead assessor and experienced in corporate merger and acquisition. Currently he is the Strategic HR advisor to RIL, Independent Director, Motilal Oswal Financial Services and on the Board of Governors, ITM University and on advisory board, SHRM, South East Asia.