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Mr. Nrupender Rao is the founder and Chairman of Pennar Industries Limited, Hyderabad. He has an illustrious career spanning over four decades in various organizations such as National Cash Register (USA), Union Carbide India, Nagarjuna Steels Limited and Pennar Group. He had co-promoted ITW Signode ( earlier Nagarjuna Signode) in 1980 along with Nagarjuna Steels Limited and Signode Corporation of USA.

Mr Rao is a distinguished alumnus of IIT, Kharagpur and was awarded the IIT Kharagpur Alumnus award for the year 2011 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India. He has also done his Masters in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Purdue University (USA).

He has received several prestigious awards and some of them include Dr. Nayudamma Gold Medal for his contribution to the Industrial Development in the state of Andhra Pradesh, "Entrepreneur of the year" award by the Hyderabad Management Association, "Outstanding Entrepreneur Award" by the Council of State Industrial Development and Investment Corporations of India.

Mr Rao was the National President of the Indo American Chamber of Commerce and President of the Hyderabad Management Association. As a part of his services to the society, he is the Managing Trustee of Sri. Ramakrishna Vivekananda Service Foundation and Sri J.V. Narsing Rao Memorial Foundation.

Aditya Rao is the Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Pennar Industries Limited. He has founded two of the new subsidiaries for Pennar: Pennar Engineered Building Systems and Pennar Enviro. He was educated at Cornell University in Physics and Engineering Management.
Dr. Sita Vanka is currently a Professor and Dean at the School of Management Studies, and a Joint Professor at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. She has over three decades of teaching experience in the areas of Women Studies, Educational Management, Human Resource management and Entrepreneurship. She has worked in the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, prior to joining the University, where she was involved in teaching, training, consulting and research in management. She has also served for 15 years in an affiliated college of Osmania University.

Shri Ravi Chachra is a Graduate in Commerce and M.B.A. from Wharton School. He has rich experience in finance and Industry. 

Mr. Kamalaker Rao is an engineering graduate from IIT Delhi and has an MBA from FMS (Delhi University). He has the distinction of serving as Director on Boards of several Government and Public Sector Undertakings. He is also a guest faculty at institutes such as Institute of Public Enterprises (Osmania University), S.K.University (Anantapur, AP), Northern India Institute of Banking among several others. Mr. Rao has also been a distinguished member of the AP Legislative Council and a Senior Spokesperson for his political party. He has won several laurels such as Best Legislator Award by UNICEF (2007-09), RASHTRIYA RATTAN AWARD by the Global Economic Council in the year 2000. He is a prolific writer on management and socio economic issues and is columnist for several newspapers and professional journals.

Mr. Manish Sabharwal is a member of the Prime Ministers Council on Skill Development and has served on the Planning Commission steering committee on labour and employment for the Eleventh five year plan (2007-12). He is a member of the CII core group on labour reforms and also serves as an adviser on labour and employment issues to the State Governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Karnataka. He is also a columnist for Financial Express, Economic Times and Mint. Mr. Manish Sabharwal is an investor and board member of ICAP India (a joint venture with ICAP plc and India’s largest foreign exchange and fixed income brokerage), Gaja Capital (a private equity firm focused on the India’s domestic market) and India Insure (India’s largest institutional insurance brokerage firm).

Mr. Sood has a BE in Computer Science from Gujarat University and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Vishal Sood joined SAIF in 2007 and is currently a Partner with SAIF. Prior to joining SAIF, he worked in investment banking at Kotak, SSKI, and SBI Capital Markets. In addition, he spent three years as an ERP consultant with Quinnox. His primary area of focus is growth equity.

Mr. Varun Chawla, has 5+yrs of Investment Banking experience with Goldman Sachs in U.S. and India and 4+yrs of fund raising experience for companies. He was one of the founders of, acquired by Make My Trip. He is a Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and B.S., Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in USA.

Potluri Venkateswara Rao

Presently, Potluri Venkateswara Rao is the Managing Director of Pennar Engineered Building Systems Limited. He holds a bachelor‘s degree in civil engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada and is a member of the Institution of Engineers (India). He hasmore than thirty four years of experience in the construction industry and last twenty two years in pre-engineered buildings sector. In the past, he was associated with Tata Blue Scope Steel (as chief operating officer) and Kirby Building Systems India Limited (as general manager - sales & construction). He received the - Manager of the Year award from Hyderabad Management Association in the year 2013. He is also a columnist in engineering magazines like Construction World, Construction Week, Steel Structures & Metal Buildings (SSMB), ACE Update, Master Builder, Construction & Architecture (C&A) Update, EPC World, B2B Purchase etc., and vernacular press.

Mr. K. Lavanya Kumar

Mr. K. Lavanya Kumar has three decades of experience in the areas of law, construction, corporate affairs and liaising with statutory authorities. He graduated in Law from Kakatiya University. Mr. Kumar joined Pennar Group in 1987.

Mr. C. Parthasarathy

Mr. C. Parthasarathy is one of the founders of Karvy Group. As the Chairman of the group, he has been responsible for building Karvy as one of India’s truly integrated financial services organizations. He oversees the groups operations and is responsible for the vision, business direction and technology value addition to the overall business. Mr. Parthasarathy is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds graduate degrees in Science and Law. Mr. Parthasarathy has been actively associated with various professional bodies in senior capacities over the last decade.

Eric James Brown

Mr. Eric James Brown is a Graduate of the University of Hawaii, Management Information Systems Department. He has more than 30 years of experience in M&A activities, strategic planning and implementing global IT solutions throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle Eastern regions. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pennar Global, Inc., Headquartered in Houston, Texas and is a Joint Venture between Pennar Industries Limited and Pennar Engineered Building Systems Limited.
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PENNAR INDUSTRIES LIMITED, an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company was established in 1988, as a standalone cold rolling unit...
At Pennar, we recognize how business growth is closely associated with community uplift, workplace safety and environment protection...
Leadership factor: The Company has a strong management team with rich engineering experience. It is headed by Mr. Nrupender Rao...
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