Venkatesh Valluri is the founder and chairman of "Valluri Technology Accelerators" and "Valluri Change Foundation" (www.valluriorg.com) .

Valluri Technology Accelerators focuses on building high end technology solutions for urban rejuvenation initiatives by partnering with multiple global organizations. Valluri Change Foundation engages in providing Corporate Mentoring and Coaching Programs and Business Engagement and Enhancement Strategies across diverse set of areas for organizations.

Mr. Valluri has been associated with various global Industries for over 30 years and has leadership, operational and general management experiences spanning the regions of India, Europe and the US.

He served as the Chairman of the Board for Ingersoll Rand India's public company operations for over 6 years until 2015 and was a member of the global leadership Executive council of the company.

Before joining Ingersoll Rand, he was associated with the global measurement technology leader, Agilent Technologies, as its Chairman & President for its Indian operations.

Prior to Agilent he held various leadership roles at GE (General Electric) in India and overseas. He served as the Managing Director of GE's silicones business in India and later as the European Business Leader for GE's specialty materials business. Prior to this role, he served as the Vice President of GE's Corporate business development group and established multiple businesses and initiatives for GE's operations in India.

He currently serves as the member of TERI's Executive Council (The Energy and Resources Institute). He has been a member of the National Executive board of AMCHAM and chaired the U.S. India Energy Cooperation Program. He served as the Chairman of the National Committee on Technology of the CII between 2012 and 2015 and currently serves on the Prime Minister's Fellowship scheme board for Doctoral Research grants. He served as the Member of the Karnataka Knowledge commission instituted by the Government of Karnataka for developing Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence initiatives. In 2015, he was elected as a Member of the Executive Council Board of BMS Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

Venkatesh Valluri holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering and a MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

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