Dr. Ramachandra N Galla (Dr.Galla) is the Founder Chairman of the Rs.8000 Crore Amara Raja Group of companies and has built this conglomerate group from grass roots levels over the last 36 years. He is an electrical engineer by profession and has acquired Masters degree in System Sciences at Michigan State University USA in 1968. He has worked briefly for US Steel Corporation, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA and later joined Sargent & Lundy in 1971. He has worked in various capacities until 1985 before he turned a full time entrepreneur and founder of the Amara Raja group of companies.

Born in a modest farmer family in a remote village in Andhra Pradesh, Dr.Galla has experimented in a brave approach of establishing advanced manufacturing facilities in rural villages thus creating non-migratory job opportunities for local youth while improving the rural infrastructure.

He has promoted and established the many business ventures spanning across automotive components, industrial batteries, power electronics, engineering precision products, food and infrastructure. The Amara Raja group has established state of the art manufacturing infrastructure in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and has employed more than 18000 people directly with many more indirect employment opportunities being created in rural society. Amara Raja Energy & Mobility Limited is the flag ship company of the group with a turnover of Rs.6300 Crores.

Dr. Galla has been recipient of Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa in Engineering from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, 2007 in recognition of the contributions made to Technology Development and Rural Industrialization as well as Social Work & Doctor of Letters Honoris Causa in Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, 2008 in recognition of the contributions made to Technology Development.

Dr. Galla’s mission statement has always been to transform our spheres of influence and to improve the quality of life by building institutions that provide better access to better opportunities, goods and services to people all the time. True to his mission statement and his interest in social uplift of people, Dr. Galla has spearheaded various CSR activities in the areas of education, health, skills, environment, water conservations and irrigation schemes, social forestry and many more.