Founder Chairman & Board Member

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As Founder Chairman, BVR Mohan Reddy contributes to the organization’s global brand and purpose. Mohan acts as a sounding board, mentor, and critic in the spirit of enabling sustainable growth, especially in matters related to strategy, values, policy, CSR and government relations. Mohan promotes the highest standards of integrity and corporate governance, particularly at the board level.

Mohan founded Cyient (earlier, Infotech Enterprises) in 1991, with the vision of providing engineering services to global markets. He established the “Engineered in India” brand and led Cyient to contribute more than $5 billion in cumulative exports to several international customers, including many Fortune 100 companies.

Mohan served as Chairman of NASSCOM in 2015-16 and has been a member of its Executive Council since 2003, and continues to shape the industry agenda. He served as the Chairman of CII, Southern Region, in 2008-2009 and currently serves as the National Education Council Chairman. Mohan is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, the largest start-up incubation center in India.

Mohan has taken up several leadership positions to promote higher education. At present, he is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee. He is a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, USA, and a member of the Court of Governors of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). Mohan received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (CIE Division). He was conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Hyderabad Management Association (HMA), Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HySEA), and the Centre for Organization Development (COD), recognizing his industry leadership, corporate excellence, and institution building. A recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Kanpur, Mohan is also a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).

Mohan holds postgraduate degrees in engineering from IIT Kanpur and the University of Michigan, USA. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from JNTU Hyderabad, JNTU Kakinada, Andhra University, and KL University.

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