Ravindranath Jonna completed his B.Tech (Metallurgy) from IIT, Madras in 1977. He joined SAIL, Salem Steel Plant, Salem in 1978 as Management Trainee (Technical) and worked in Production, Planning, Customer Services, Market Development, Domestic Marketing and Exports. He has travelled across the globe during his fifteen years stint as in-charge of Exports. He received Jawahar award for his contribution in improving exports from SSP. He has also received Regional Top Exporter Shield from EEPC (SR) for record growth of Exports. He superannuated in 2015 as DGM (Marketing), in-charge of Stainless Steel Marketing from SAIL, CMO. He has settled down in Visakhapatnam and presently helping ISSDA as advisor in spreading the knowledge about Stainless Steels & cost-effective uses of SS to improve the consumption in India.


C P Madhusudan is co -founder of Vyuhaa Med Data a Startup focused on Preventive Healthcare which is incubated at IIT Hyderabad. He is also Director of Lucid Software Ltd. which develops software for Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) industry. Lucid’s focus is on industries where safety is a critical issue and secure operations are a must. These include Nuclear Power, Aerospace, Civil Engineering Infrastructure, Oil and Gas. In addition, he is supporting the scale up of CPath Laboratories, national chain of diagnostics laboratories. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and IIM Bangalore. He has led alumni activities for both institutes for many yearsC.


Kolambur Sambamurthy completed his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in the year 1971. Immediately after his graduation, he joined the German Engineering Company, Uhde GmbH based in Dortmund, Germany and worked in this company for 41 years till his retirement as project director. During his tenure with Uhde, he was posted in Mumbai, Dortmund Germany and in Houston, USA. As a process engineer and later-on, as business director and lastly as project director, he was involved in several projects in India, Germany, Oman, Libya, USA, Canada etc.


Pramod Athalye has over 25 years’ experience with Fortune 50 companies in the US and India in Finance and Operations. He also co-launched a management consultancy in India helping clients implement strategy and operational transformation. Pramod has a passion for helping individuals succeed in serving societal needs through his involvement as a mentor to social entrepreneurs, advisor to NGOs and social start-ups, and facilitator of workshops in several countries. Pramod enjoys traveling and making friends from other cultures, as well as periodic solitude. He graduated from a B.Tech. from IIT Madras, MS from UT Austin, and MBA from UC Berkeley.


Ramesh P R has over 46 years of structural engineering experience in various types of projects including high-rise buildings, schools, hospitals, hotels, leisure complexes, shopping malls, mosques, oil and power plants, atomic reactor buildings, water and waste water treatment plants, and industrial structures like desalination plants, district cooling plants, and water retaining structures in UAE, Qatar, India, Nepal and Oman. Have a long career covering various types of structures including post tensioned, conventionally reinforced concrete, and steel. At present a consultant to Dubai based consulting firm.