Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy is an Indian entrepreneur who has firmly placed India on the global map for leading-edge engineering, and research and development (ER&D) services by establishing Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises) in 1991. His efforts have led Cyient to contribute more than $3 billion in cumulative exports from India to Fortune 100 companies such as Airbus, Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, Phillips, and Caterpillar, and have created direct employment for about 15,000 engineering professionals in 47 locations across 21 countries.
Dr. Reddy has served as the Chairman of NASSCOM (National Association of Software & Service Companies) in India during 2015-16. He has served as the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Southern Region (2008-2009), and is currently the Co-Chair of its Education Council. Dr. Reddy is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, the largest start-up incubation center in India. Dr. Reddy 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.
Dr. Reddy has taken up several leadership positions to promote higher education in India. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-Hyderabad, a member on the Boards of NIIT University, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), and Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).
Dr. Reddy received India’s fourth highest civilian award—the Padma Shri—in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry in the country. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (CIE Division) in 2011 and received corporate excellence award from Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC). He was felicitated as the “Distinguished Scientist” by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) in 2010 and designated as a distinguished alumnus of IIT-Kanpur. He received “Outstanding Achievement Award” by All India Manufacturers’ Organization (2004), and received “Outstanding Entrepreneur of the year” award by Ernst & Young (1999-2000). He was conferred BL Maheshwari Life Time Achievement Award for outstanding institutional building by Centre for Organisation Development.
Dr. Reddy holds postgraduate degrees from Indian Institute of Technology (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.