As Executive Chairman, BVR Mohan Reddy focuses on the long-term growth of the company. He chairs the board of directors, is involved in leadership development, innovation, and corporate social responsibility. He contributes actively to the industry ecosystem in India and globally.
Mohan founded Cyient in 1991, with the vision of providing engineering services to global markets. He went on to establish the “Engineered in India” brand and led Cyient to contribute more than $3 billion in cumulative exports from India. He also pioneered the Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) culture in India as far back as 1982. In 2017, he received the prestigious Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor for his contribution to trade and industry.
Mohan’s values and beliefs in social responsibility led him to set up Cyient Foundation. Through its Adopt-a-School initiative, Cyient Foundation is providing financial, infrastructural, and social support to over 18,500 children in 28 government schools. To promote digital literacy in India, Cyient Foundation established 67 Cyient Digital Centers (CDCs), and is imparting digital skills to more than 24,000 children and 20,000 adults annually.
Mohan served as the Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies) during 2015-16 and was a member of its Executive Council since 2003. He served as the Chairman of CII, Southern Region (2008-2009), and is currently the Co-Chair of its National Education Council. Mohan is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, the largest start-up incubation center in the country. Mohan acts as the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and also serves on the Board of Coromandel International Limited.
Mohan took up several leadership positions to promote higher education in the country. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-Hyderabad, is a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, USA, and a member of the Board of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).
Mohan is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (CIE Division). He was conferred Lifetime Achievement Awards by Hyderabad Management Association (HMA), Hyderabad Software Enterprises Association (HySEA), and the Centre for Organization Development (COD) in recognition of his industry leadership, corporate excellence, and institution building. He is the recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT, Kanpur, and is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).
Mohan holds postgraduate degrees 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.