DS Rao, is an Additional Director of our Company. Mr. Rao is a Civil Engineer with over 37 years of distinguished experience covering Government, Public and Private Sectors. His experience covers India, Nepal, Bangladesh, UAE, Iraq, Cyprus and Singapore. Some of the key assignments handled by him include: Railway Specialist to Govt. of Iraq through RITES (Ministry of Railways) in Baghdad for four years to provide technical consultancy for construction of 600 km long high-speed Railway Line.
As Chief Engineer (Construction) in Indian Railways, executed tough construction Projects in Assam and neighbouring north-eastern Hill states As Group General Manager IRCON and later as Director, handled ADB funded projects in India and Bangladesh. As CEO of Tata Projects Ltd, managed all operations all over India as well as in Nepal, Persian Gulf countries, Cyprus, and Singapore. As a member of Territorial Army (Railways) restored the Railway system after 1971 war in erstwhile East Pakistan Awarded Fellowship under United Nations Development Programme for study tour of Railroad Systems in USA in Sep 1977.
He brings with him decades of experience as an entrepreneur, CEO of large organizations, international expertise in strategic positioning, mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the board on a number of domestic and international organizations. Currently he is on the board of Ranbaxy-Signature, LLC, NY, USA, Member of executive board of Life Enhancing Technologies, LLC, TX, USA, Managing Director of American Generics India Ltd., India, Chairman, Lipicard Technologies Ltd., India and takes care of Corporate Strategy and Long-Term strategic issues as Director - Strategy, BARSYL. He is also a Visiting Professor of Osmania University - MBA Technology Management program. He is M. Tech in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from IIT, Kharagpur with BE in Mechanical Engineering (Honours course) from AC College of Engineering & Technology, Tamilnadu.
Electrical Engineer with Post Graduate qualification in Business Management has about 20 years of professional experience covering marketing, business planning and project management of rail infrastructure projects in India, UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Bangladesh. Cross functional experience in conducting & coordinating project feasibility studies, commercial documentation, tender evaluation contract management, costing, and budgeting for railway projects covering urban transport, freight rail systems and passenger rail systems.
His experience covers Project Management of complex studies, techno - financial evaluation, design review of new railway projects in India, UK, Syria, Germany, France, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Malaysia, Tanzania and Singapore. He also has hands on experience of International railway technology.
A veteran in the Signalling & Telecommunication functions of the rail and metro sector, Dr. Goundan has over 25 years of experience in various roles, including CEO of the Integral Coach Factory of Indian Railways at Perumbur and Additional Member of Telecom at the Ministry of Railways. He holds a PhD and Masters in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Chennai.
Dr. Goundan is currently the Joint Director of the Center for Wireless Technology, IIT Chennai.