Satyam, Inquisitive World Special

Ramalinga Raju, also known as Raju, is Satyam’s founder and chairman. Raju is a world-renowned visionary, global business leader, and thinker. He uses a simple, yet extensive management model to create value, which promotes entrepreneurship, a focus on the customer, and the constant pursuit of excellence. Raju is passionate about developing leaders within his organizations and has conceptualized / institutionalized the Full Life Cycle Leadership (FLCL) model—a unique entrepreneurship framework that develops leaders at all levels of Satyam.

Raju has an MBA from Ohio University, and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School. He has won numerous awards not only for building a best-in-class business but also taking innovative steps to positively impact the society. Some of the awards won by Raju include: the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2007), CNBC’s Asian Business Leader—Corporate Citizen of the Year (2002), Dataquest IT Man of the Year (2000), and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Services (1999).

Raju’s keen understanding of IT and institution building has enabled him to contribute to policy formulation in India and abroad. He was the ex-chairman of the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), a 1,100-member industry body of Indian IT services companies. He is:

  • A member of the National Executive Councils of the two national business associations of India: CII and FICCI
  • A member of the International Advisory Panel of Malaysia’s Multimedia Super-Corridor
  • A member of the conference board

Raju also serves on the boards of several educational, research, and not-for-profit institutions. Moreover, he tirelessly creates greater social equity and provides opportunities to underprivileged through institutions he has established: the Satyam Foundation, the Byrraju Foundation, and EMRI.

A voracious reader, Raju is deeply influenced by science. He has adopted several scientific principles in running business operations.

B. Rama Raju
Rama Raju, also known as Ramu, is Satyam’s co-founder and managing director. He has been on the company’s board since its inception in 1987. Ramu was appointed as the managing director in 1991 and the CEO in April 2005. He is also the chairman of Satyam-Venture Engineering Services, a subsidiary of Satyam, and is on the board of Nipuna Services, Satyam’s BPO subsidiary.

Ramu has a master's in economics from Madras Loyola College and an MBA, with a specialization in international trade, from Texas A&M International University (formerly Laredo State University). He also has attended the owner/president course at Harvard.

Ramu shares Raju’s social vision, particularly the importance of rural transformation through self-help groups and the use of technology. He is actively involved in the Byrraju Foundation, which was established to provide opportunities for the rural underprivileged.

Ram Mynampati
Ram Mynampati joined Satyam as executive vice president in 1999 and became executive vice president and chief operating officer in November 2000. He has been president, Satyam’s commercial and healthcare businesses since October 2002. Ram has executive responsibility for Satyam’s operations across the verticals of Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail & Transportation and Government. In addition, he oversees Satyam’s long standing strategic relationships with GE, its largest client and Microsoft.

Ram is directing Satyam’s rapidly growing footprint in Canada as well as its emerging presence across Latin America. Ram holds a master of computer science from California State University. He is the chairman of the Board of Citisoft Plc., a business and systems consulting firm acquired by Satyam in April 2005, specializing in the investment management space; and Satyam Technologies, Inc., a 100% subsidiary of the Company. Ram is also director on the Board of Satyam Venture Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture between the Company and Venture Global Engineering LLC, USA.

T. R. Prasad
T. R. Prasad holds a master’s degree in Physics (Electronics) from Banaras Hindu University. He is a lifetime fellow of the Institute of Engineers (FIE). He took over as Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, on 01.11.2000 and held this post for a two-year tenure after which he joined the 12th Finance Commission as a member. The other positions held by T.R. Prasad prior to this were: Defence Secretary, Government of India; Secretary, Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Industry; Chairman, Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB); Secretary, Heavy Industry, and Chairman, Maruti Udyog Limited.

Prasad’s earlier assignments include: Principal Secretary, Industry and Commerce/Urban Development/Revenue, Government of Andhra Pradesh; Chairman, Vizag Port Trust; Special Officer, Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad; Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh State Finance Corporation/Andhra Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation; Development Commissioner and Ex-Officio Secretary to Chief Minister; Secretary, Irrigation and Command Area Development; Secretary, Planning, Government of Andhra Pradesh. He was a Director on the Board of IDBI, ICICI, EXIM Bank, Vizag Steel Plant, Hindustan Shipyard, Nagarjuna Chemicals & Fertilizers and Dredging Corporation of India.

Prof. V. S. Raju
Prof. V. S. Raju is an engineer with bachelor and master degrees from Andhra University and Indian Institute of Science, respectively. He also holds a Dr. Ing. from University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He is the former Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi; and was a professor and Dean at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. During his over 40-year academic career, he interacted extensively with industry as a consultant and at policy level, promoted Industry-Academia collaboration. He was a part time member of telecom regulatory Authority of India for three years and has extensive exposure to issues related to telecommunications. Currently, he is the chairman of the Naval Research Board, Defense Research and Development Organization, Government of India. He is also a member on various other committees and task forces, concerned with technical education and research.


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