Leadership Team

We pride ourselves on consistently providing procurement solutions to clients across verticals. We have been able to deliver high quality results to all our customers. This is due to our solid background and experience in procurement related areas coupled with a passionate & talented team backed by a strong management.


Leadership Team

K N Venkat Raju
K N Venkat Raju, Director

Venkat Raju K N has about 13 years of global experience spanning Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East. Mr. Raju has rich experience in promoting, setting up and managing Information Technology Companies and his expertise spans Strategic Planning, Information Management, Product Development and Marketing. Prior to BOB, Mr. Raju held various senior management positions at global firms like Mittal group, Altacom etc., Raju started his career with his Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation from Bangalore University. Mr. Raju with his passion of promoting companies, he is also associated with Insta Health Solutions as founder.

 

Lakshmi Gadiraju
Lakshmi Gadiraju, CEO

Lakshmi Gadiraju spearheads the Product & Application development, and is responsible for Technology Guidance & Architectural design of all products and services apart from vision, strategy and innovation.
Lakshmi carries technology expertise in the areas of Java/ J2EE, SOA & Identity Management over a decade along with the certifications like Enterprise Architect. She joined BOB after handling the responsibilities as Product specialist in SAP and Sr. Technical Consultant in Oracle Corporation working with clients across industry verticals.
She started her profession with Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University.

 

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M. Harish Kamath, Head Strategy

M. Harish Kamath has over 24 years of experience in Management Consulting and Electronic Procurement. His experience in the infrastructure sector spans conceptualization, strategy, risk assessment, preparation of business plans for infrastructure projects. He has worked on over 150 Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects in sectors like Airports, Ports, Inland Container Depots/Container Freight Stations, Roads, Inland Water Transport, Railways, Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS). He has worked on some marque assignments in the transport infrastructure sector like the first PPP Container Terminal project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port, the first PPP Greenfield Port at Mundra, the first PPP Container Railway project and Operation, maintenance and development of Mumbai and Delhi airports. His previous employers include Tata Sons Ltd. (division Tata Economic Consultancy Services), ICRA Management Consulting Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ICRA Ltd. and Lamina Foundries.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal (India) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from T.A.Pai Management Institute, Manipal (India) with specialisation in Finance and Marketing. He has worked in consulting assignments in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Philippines.

 

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B Anil Kumar, Vice President -Products

Anil Kumar carries more than 15 + years diverse National and international experience in IT. Handled many IT projects in infrastructure and solution planning, execution and implementation in various verticals like, Travel and accommodation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Pharma etc. Greatest strengths include the ability to analyze problems, develop solutions, build consensus, and bring program/project execution to completion. He has joined BOB after completing responsibilities as Head IT abroad.

Anil Kumar, started his profession after completing his degree in commerce specializing Indian tax procedure and practice.

 


Board of Advisors

 

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Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty, IFS(Retd.)

Ambassador Balkrishna Shetty had served in the Indian Foreign Service from 1976 to 2010 and in the Indian Statistical Service from 1973 to 1976. He has been   Ambassador of India to several countries : to the Kingdom of Sweden and to Latvia concurrently (2009-2010); to the Kingdom of Bahrain (2005-2008); and to Cape Verde Islands, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali,  Mauritania and Senegal concurrently (2001- 2005). A significant part of his work experience involved  dealing with economic and trade issues not only in the Indian Ministry of External Affairs as Joint Secretary dealing with bilateral technical and economic cooperation with foreign countries, and in the Indian Ministry of Commerce as Undersecretary dealing with state-trading and Indian investments abroad,  but also  as India’s Commercial Representative in Bangladesh,  Singapore and France along with a stint in the Industries and Trade Division of the Central Statistical Organization, N Delhi.

After retirement from Government service, he has been a Diplomatic Mentor at the Indian Councli for World Affairs and is currently teaching at IIIT Delhi.

 

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Raju Kalidindi

Raju Kalidindi has more than 20 years of experience (11 years at the World Bank in Washington, DC, USA) as development expert in Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Mr. Kalidindi worked closely with ministries of finance and top government officials including finance ministers in developing and implementing economic policies and public finance management reforms. Areas of expertise include macroeconomic policy, public finance management, governance, and automation of public financial systems including budgeting, treasury, and procurement modules. Other experience includes development aid, training and technical assistance in 15+ countries. Extensive experience in post-conflict and fieldwork: traveled for work to several countries in Africa, Latin America, Middle East and Asia on about 100 short and long missions. Mr. Kalidindi attended Ph.D. program in economics at the American University in Washington, DC.

 


Technical Advisors

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Soumya Dutta

Dutta’s rich experience of 16 years, most of it spent in Denmark in the Microsoft ERP Dynamics products line, has helped him in developing expertise in product development, software vendor management and evangelizing innovation initiatives. He has a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Bombay and an MBA from IE University, Madrid.