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CEO/Board of Directors
Venkat Rajaraman is the CEO of Cygni and an Advisory Committee member of National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), India.
He has over 20 years of experience in Product Design and Engineering Management. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Su-Kam Power Systems, a leading power back-up and RE solution provider from India. Earlier to moving to renewable energy space, he was the Vice President of Engineering at Portal Player, a company that was acquired by NVIDIA Corp in Jan 2007. He worked at Sun Microsystems, USA. He has BE degree from Madurai-Kamaraj University and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.Specialties: Solar / Renewable Energy, Project / Engineering Management, Product Design and Development.
Venkatji , this is how everyone knows him in Su-kam, a gifted leader and excellent human being- down to earth.
Board of Directors
Rahul Saraogi is the founder and Managing Director of Atyant Capital Advisors, advisor to the Atyant Capital family of funds.
In the last 14 years he has focused on the Indian markets. His mission is to consistently identify the best 10-15 investment ideas from among the thousands of publicly-traded Indian corporations. Rahul’s value-based investment philosophy stands apart due to his belief in the paramount importance of corporate governance, specifically how management operates with its minority shareholders in mind. Rahul is the author of Investing in India: A Value Investor’s Guide to the Biggest Untapped Opportunity in the World a definitive guide on navigating the Indian markets published by John Wiley & Sons. Rahul graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics. Outside of Atyant, he practices Vipassana, a 2,500 year-old meditation technique that helps people see things as they really are. Rahul splits time between Chennai, India and Miami.
Rahul Saraogi runs an India-focused investment fund and has spent the past decade researching and analyzing the Indian markets.
General Manager – HR & Admin
Ramakrishna (RK) is the General Manager – HR at Cygni. He has over 20 years of experience in HR and Project Management. Prior to Cygni, he was with Su-Kam as Senior Project Manager and with Nvidia as a Sr. Executive. He has over 20 years of relevant industry experience. He has a MBA degree in HR from Osmania University.
Ramakrishna brings vast experience in Human Resources Management and General Administration.
B. Krishna Prasad
General Manager – Supply Chain
Krishna Prasad (KP) is an experienced professional with 20 years of experience in Global Sourcing & Procurement domain with an exceptional understanding of Global & Local Purchases, Vendor Development and Sub-Contacts. He has worked for various manufacturing organizations & MNCs like Indiamarkets, Bharat Forge Ltd. – Pune, American Power Conversion – Bangalore, VMC Systems Ltd. – Hyderabad, Solar Idea Pvt. Ltd. - Hyderabad. His industry experience spans across Inverter (Power), Telecom & Solar segments.
Krishna brings a deep understanding of the development process for complex problems and a vast experience in SCM.
General Manager – R&D
Sasidhar is the General Manager – R&D at Cygni. Sasi has over 15 years of experience in design and development of products for telecom, infra and power sectors. He was associated in the past with Enersys Astra Limited, CMC and ICSA India Ltd in various senior technical positions. Sasi has a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Sasidhar has a sharp eye for details and has the unique skill of grasping complex technical issues and narrow it down to the minimal viable product.
Sudhir Kant Gir
Key Accounts Manager
Sudhir is the Key Accounts Manager at Cygni. He has over 20 years of experience in Marketing and Project Management. Prior to Cygni, he was with Titan Energy, XL-Telecom and Infinity EV. He has an Electrical Engineering degree from Osmania University.
Sudhir brings vast experience in key accounts and delivery management with industrial experience in power electronics and solar energy sector
Uday Kiran Motukuri
DGM - Business Development
Uday is the Dy. General Manager of Business Development at Cygni. Uday has 15 years of experience in sales & marketing, channel management and key account management. Earlier worked at Genus Power, Su-Kam power systems and Amararaja Power systems in various sales leadership roles.
Uday brings vast experience in channel sales and brings rich industry experience. He is a natural leader and believes that a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
Deputy General Manager – Projects
Badrinath is the Dy. General Manager – Projects at Cygni. Badri has over 12.5 years of experience in Product Engineering, Design Operations, Pre-sales etc. His last assignment was at Lineage Power Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. Prior to that, he has worked at Enersys Astra Ltd, Hyd and at Mindteck India Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. Badri has a B.Tech degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Badrinath brings proven expertise in SDLC, STLC and brings functional exposure in managing the design operations with key focus on bottom line profitability.
Dy. General Manager – Production
Venkata Rao is the Dy. General Manager – Production at Cygni. Venkata has over 19 years of experience in production processes for electronics industries. His last assignment was at Embedded IT Solutions, Hyderabad. Prior to that, he has worked at Sanmina, Chennai, Nokia India Pvt. Ltd, Chennai. Venkata has a B.Tech degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
Venkata Rao brings vast experience in the production process and control. He has a unique skill of time and resource management.