Board of Directors


B Malla Reddy

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B. Malla Reddy is among Astra Microwave's core founders. Mr. Malla Reddy worked for over two decades in the Systems Division of Indian Space Research Organisation, Bangalore, and with Defence Research and Development Laboratory, Hyderabad, before taking charge of software development and R&D at OMC Computers Ltd, Hyderabad.

Mr. Malla Reddy holds a Master's in Engineering (Automation) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

PA Chitrakar

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P.A. Chitrakar had been with the Defence Electronics Laboratory, Hyderabad, as a scientist for over 20 years before co-founding Astra Microwave.

An MSc (Physics) from Mysore University and an MTech (Advanced Electronics) from JNTU, Hyderabad, Mr. Chitrakar is an expert in, among others, the design of microwave components.

C Prameelamma

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C. Prameelamma has had a distinguished career with the Electronics Research and Development Establishment, Bangalore, and the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory, Hyderabad before co-founding Astra Microwave.

An expert in the manufacture and testing of microwave components and computer-aided design, Ms. Prameelamma is a Master in Engineering (Instrumentation & Control Systems) from SV University, Tirupati.

Board of Directors

Dr. Avinash Chander
Chairman & Independent Director

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Dr. Avinash Chander is the former Secretary, Defence R&D and Director General, DRDO. An eminent scientist in the field of missiles, he has been a pioneer in Strapdown Inertial navigation & Guidance.

In addition, he has contributed in the development of several critical technologies in the field of radars, simulation, propulsion, control and System engineering.

S. Gurunatha Reddy
Managing Director

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A graduate in Science and Mathematics and Fellow Chartered Accountant.

Worked in private sector industry and gained over 33 years of experience in accounting, finance, taxation, secretarial etc.

Maram Venkateshwar Reddy
Joint Managing Director

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A Graduate in Engineering (Electronics) and a Post Graduate in Business Administration, Mr. M.V. Reddy has 28 years of experience in handling Marketing and Business operations in the domain of Defense, Space and Telecom segment in India and Overseas Market.

As most of his experience has been working for the Indian Private industry meeting the needs of the Strategic Electronics sector in India and abroad, he has a good understanding of the requirements and knows the challenges and opportunities for the private companies in this business segment.

Vadlamani Venkata Rama Sastry
Independent Director

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Mr. V. Venkata Rama Sastry (Mr. V.V.R. Sastry) is a double graduate in Science and Electronics & Communication Engineering with 45 years’ experience in Development & Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Management, Project Management, Technology Management and Marketing. Has rich experience in various fields of professional electronics like Military- Communication, Electronic- Warfare, Telecommunications, Homeland Security and Strategic Components.

Mr. V.V.R. Sastry, was the Chairman cum Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Ltd., responsible for Company’s healthy growth in 2007-09.

He won Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Scholarship to work at Mullard Application Laboratories, UK, in 1976 and ELCINA-DUN & BRADSTREET ‘Electronics Man of the Year’ Award for 2007-08.

Buddharaju Lakshmi Narayana Raju
Independent Director

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Mr. Buddharaju Lakshmi Narayana Raju is a Post Graduate in Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Bachelor of Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam with over 30 years’ experience in Digital Library Technologies, Information Management, Information Technology and Web Technology adoption areas specifically focusing on return on investment.

Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma
Additional Director (Independent Director)

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Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma served as Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited country’s largest enterprise in professional and defence electronics, where he was responsible for redefining the company vision for aggressive growth, achieving all time high sales turnover, profitability and a robust order-book. He was instrumental in enhancing R & D capability and established several strategic partnerships with global OEMs for technology acquisitions, resulting in large orders and business growth.

He is currently an independent director on the board of a large central public sector company.

Born in the year 1956, he is a gold medalist from University College of Engineering, Bangalore and MBA.

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