Lagadapati Madhusudhan Rao Executive Chairman of Lanco Infratech Ltd., is amongst the most successful and admired young entrepreneurs of corporate India.
Lanco Infratech Ltd under his able stewardship is emerging as one of the leading infrastructure companies with interests in Power Generation, Infrastructure, EPC, Construction and Power Trading. The strident growth of Lanco Infratech has been marked not only by strategies and innovations for competitive edge, but also by good corporate governance and extraordinary CSR initiatives.
Born in Guntur in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in 1966, Madhusudhan Rao completed his B Tech from Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, and his MS in design engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He went on to obtain his MS degree in industrial engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, USA. Subsequently, he also did a stint of practical training in various aspects of Quality Management at Waggner Corporation in the United States.
On his return, Madhusudhan Rao joined the team in building up LANCO Industries Ltd near Tirupati, in Andhra Pradesh. Showing an exemplary initiative and drive, in 1992, he became the Managing Director of the Company. The year 2002 also saw Madhusudhan Rao became the Executive Chairman of LANCO Infratech Ltd.
Under his leadership, LANCO has emerged as one of India’s fastest growing business conglomerates across a synergized span of verticals. Madhusudhan Rao has been instrumental in giving Lanco Infratech’s CSR initiatives a new and larger dimension by associating with international movements such as the UN Global Compact.
Having recognized the functional and operational expertise, Madhusudhan Rao has created a distinct identity for Lanco Group among the renowned and growing organizations in India and abroad.
G Bhaskara Rao is one of the founder members of the Lanco Group of enterprises. He is currently the Executive Vice-Chairman of Lanco Infratech Ltd and heads the Construction Division of Lanco Infratech.
Bhaskara Rao holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering with Production as specialisation. He also holds an M.E degree in Machine Design from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Bhaskara Rao is respected for his expertise and achievements in the Construction industry. His commended experience in project planning and execution continues to give a firm direction to Lanco’s strategic growth, especially in the Construction and Infrastructure segments.
L Sridhar comes with an experience at Acon Building Constructions in Sanjose, the United States. He worked as Joint Managing Director of Lanco Infratech Ltd, formerly Lanco Constructions Ltd, from 1997 to 2003.
Sridhar is also Director and Promoter of Lanco Kondapalli Power Ltd, Rithwik Energy Systems Ltd, Clarion Power Corporation Ltd, Aban Power Company Ltd, Lanco Power and Lanco Budhil Hydro Power Pvt Ltd. He has done his BE (Civil Engineering) from Siddaganga Institute of Engineering in Tumkur, Karnataka and MS (Construction Management in Civil Engineering) from University of Eastern Michigan in the United States.
G Venkatesh Babu is the Managing Director of LANCO Infratech Ltd. He has rich experience in Commercial Banking, Corporate Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance and Equity Capital Markets.
He currently looks after LANCO Infratech’s Finance functions and is a member of the LANCO’s Strategy Team. He focuses on LANCO’s strategic partnerships and growth initiatives. He is extensively involved in financing of LANCO Infratech’s projects and overseeing the resources function of all the Group companies.
His success has been in making Lanco Infratech Ltd one of the most synergized and responsive of organizations, drawing the best professional talents together and infusing them with a shared sense of purpose.
He is respected as a strategist who can foresee opportunities, new horizons and give a rapidly growing organization an impetus to achieve desired goals.
A Bachelor of Commerce from Madras Christian College, he is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.
A A Khan is the executive chairman of Lanco Power Trading Ltd. He holds a post graduate degree in Electronics and M Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
He has a rich experience of over four decades in the Central Government sector wherein he has worked in the areas of project management, project financing, restructuring and reforming India’s Power sector and its credit enhancement to help increased flow of investment into the sector from Financial Institutions, Banks and private sources.
For last 25 years, he has held top positions in the Energy Sector. He has been associated with the various Power Sector Policy Formulation Committees of Government of India and was member of State Power Sector Reform Committees of several States of India.
J Suresh Kumar is the Chief Financial Officer of Lanco Infratech Ltd.
A Graduate in Commerce from DG Ruparel College, Mumbai, Suresh Kumar is a Chartered Accountant. He did his articleship with CC Chokshi & Co (now Deloitte Haskins and Sells)
With vast experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring Advisory, Strategic Advisory, Fund Raising Advisory, Business Development and Equity Capital Market, Suresh Kumar also plays a key role at Lanco in resource mobilisation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Investor Relations.
Panduranga Rao heads the gas based power projects of Lanco Infratech ltd. In this capacity he is the Director & CEO of Lanco Kondapalli Power Pvt Ltd and a Director of ABAN Power Company Ltd and Udupi Power Corporation Ltd.
A commerce graduate from SV University, Tirupati, India, Panduranga Rao is a qualified Chartered Accountant and simultaneously completed the Inter of Company Secretary course. He did his articleship with Brahmayya & Co, Chennai. He has more than 28 years of rich experience across diverse industries.
K Raja Gopal is the Chief Executive Officer of the Thermal Power Business of Lanco Infratech Ltd. As business head, he is responsible to build, own and operate thermal power plants for the Group. Currently, he is spearheading the development of 1920 MW Lanco Amarkantak in Chhattisgarh; 1860 MW Lanco Anpara in Uttar Pradesh; 1320 MW Lanco Bhognipur in Uttar Pradesh; 1320 MW Lanco Babandh in Orissa and 1320 MW Lanco Vidarbha in Maharashtra. As member of senior management, he is actively involved in finalization of the Group’s strategy on organization design, O&M approach, etc.
He is a post graduate in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration. He has over twenty-eight years of proven experience in Project Development and various functional disciplines of manufacturing and power sectors. Through his vision and strategic thinking, he has steered through numerous challenges and successfully Implemented various power projects that have been successfully operating.
SC Manocha is the Chief Executive Officer – EPC of Lanco Infratech Ltd. He is a Mechanical Engineer and a Management Graduate. He has several additional qualifications including project management, financial management, labour laws, welding engineering, construction and planning of thermal power plants,planning management and project management from reputed Institutes across India. He has over 35 years of rich experience in key positions with leading corporate. His expertise includes pre-project planning, project planning, key negotiations, departmental clearances, finalising equipment and service providers, financial modelling, business strategy, marketing intelligence and strategic alliances.
S M Roy is the CEO of Lanco Infratech Ltd’s Construction Division.
A graduate mechanical engineer, he also holds a post graduate degree in Business management from XLRI Jamshedpur.
S M Roy has over forty years of experience in the construction industry as contract coordinator, project in-charge, SBU head and of a president. He has held key positions with top corporate in the sector. He is recognised in the industry for exemplary leadership in challenging projects spanning Power Stations, Metallurgical Plants, Oil & Gas Pipelines and diverse Infrastructure Projects. He also has a track record of building strong international partnerships for both technology and execution.
Pochendar Shenigarapu is the Director & CEO of Lanco Hills Technology Park Pvt Ltd.
Pochendar Shenigarapu holds a B Tech in Civil Engineering and M Tech in Environmental Engineering and has over 26 years of experience in the construction of residential & commercial space, water supply & sanitation project execution, operation & maintenance works, turnkey execution of combined cycle power projects and marketing infrastructure projects.
Prasad Kandimalla, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for Business Development in Power and Infrastructure.
He joined Lanco in 2004, handling Power Projects Development, Renewable Energy and CDM Projects, and IT Business. Prior to Lanco, Prasad held leadership positions in the areas of Financial Services, Projects, Information Technology and Management Consultancy in India, US, Europe and the Middle East.
Prasad holds a Masters Degree with Specialisation in Energy & Systems, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Sanjay Kumar Mittal is the Director & CEO, Hydro of Lanco Infratech Ltd. He is an Electrical Engineer. He has over 25 years of rich experience in all areas of Hydro Power Projects having been part of major projects including Teesta, Lachen, Rangit and Nathpa Jhakri to name a few.
V Saibaba is the CEO of Lanco Solar Pvt Ltd. He has over 25 years of rich industrial experience in diverse industries both within and outside India with more than 10 years in the renewable energy. Saibaba holds an MBA in International Business from Scandinavian International Management Institute, Copenhagen and is a graduate from National Dairy Research Institute.
Prior to Lanco, Saibaba held top management positions in the areas of General Business Management, Business Development, Marketing, Project Construction and Execution, Manufacturing & Technology with multinational organisations such as Suzlon Energy Ltd, General Electric, Vestas (India) Pvt Ltd, APV Pasilac etc.
Mr. Sen has twenty years of experience in the international power and renewables sectors in the US, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe, as a developer, advisor, and investor. He has been involved with several energy sector startups, including Globeleq Ltd, a power sector investor, Hart Energy International, a power developer, and Asia Cleantech, a renewables investor. He holds an M.S. in Finance from The American University in Washington D.C., and is presently based in Singapore.
A Metallurgist by training, Mr. Keshav has more than 32 years of rich managerial experience across diverse sectors ranging from iron and steel and real estates to consumer durables for various reputed domestic and international corporations . Over the years he has successfully supervised and led verticals as varied as production, manufacturing, marketing, projects and corporate affairs. A true peoples’ person, he is currently based in Lanco, New Delhi.
Sreenivas Veluri is the Director – Corporate Communications of Lanco Infratech Ltd and also the member of the Core Strategy Team of the Company.
An MBA from Pune University with specialisation in international marketing; he has over two decades of extensive exposure and experience of handling various business aspects of both Electronic and Print Media in India.
He has to his credit being the Head of the first ever satellite Telugu television channel – Gemini TV.
Sreenivas Veluri looks after not only Corporate Communications but also exploring newer avenues for the Company’s growth by interacting with Business Chambers and international organisations in India and abroad.
Deepak Bharara is Director – Corporate HR of Lanco Infratech Ltd. and takes care of people processes across the Group.
With over three decades of experience with multinationals and big business Indian groups, he has held leadership positions at Eicher Tractors Ltd, Indian Express Group, Samtel India Ltd, Whirlpool India Ltd, Bharti Group, Jindal Steel, Aditya Birla Group and GMR.
He has a Masters degree from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) with specialisation in HR & People Management. He is an LL.B from Delhi University. Also to his credit is a PG Diploma Degree in labour laws from Indian Law Institute.
He is well versed with Infrastructure Industry & its processes to achieve operational efficiencies with customer service orientation approach aligned with commercial acumen.