Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao (Dr. ESR) www.sankararao.com
Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao (Dr. ESR) was born and brought up in Visakhapatnam, the city of Destiny on the East Coast of India in Andhra Pradesh. Had his primary education at St.Aloysius School and secondary education Matriculation at V T College in 1974 and then went to prestigious Mrs. AVN College and did Intermediate during 1974-76. Having an interest in engineering & technology, had done graduation in Electrical Engineering with specialisation in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the reputed College of Engineering, Andhra University.
With GATE good score went for a post-graduation in M.Tech Systems Reliability Engineering, a new specialisation offered at IIT Kharagpur, and had done a project in DRDO-NSTL on Torpedos recorder systems reliability and maintainability in 1984. At IIT Bombay done Doctoral degree Ph.D on Telecom Infrastructure Services Project Finance & Technology titled " Techno-Economic Framework For Sensitivity & Risk Analysis Towards Network Effectiveness " using the Stochastic and Artificial Intelligence - ANN simulation models on International Digital Telecom Services Networks having a innovative technological combination of PCM TDM Class 5 Switching Systems and Transmission through evolving IP Networks and linking the Hybrid Networks through Satellite C-Band transponders . While pursuing Ph.D he has also done PGDBA in Management from Pondicherry Central University in year 2002 .
In the first 10 years of career served in Telecom and Power Sectors. Subsequently in the last 25 years migrated into Developmental Banking & Finance Sector and served in prestigious Govt of India, All India Development Financial Institutions at various levels in IDBI, IDFC Group, IIFCL Group and MD & CEO of IFCI Group Ltd including Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd and served in Infrastructure & Industry, Banking & Finance, Equity & Debt Funds, Top Business Management Schools and CSR sectors. For last 12 years serving as Whole Time & Independent Director at Board Level Management and Institutional Development. Also served as Chairman of Board of Governors of reputed Top Business Schools MDI Gurgaon & Murshidabad and ILD Jaipur.