Mr. Apparao Mallavarapu (Rao) is the founder and the Chairman and Managing Director of the Centum groupof companies located in Bangalore. Rao received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and also has a Master’s Degree from Dal-Tech University in Canada. He is a Ford foundation scholar.
Under his leadership Centum group has grownto be one the leading Electronics Design and Manufacturing Companies in India exporting eighty Percent of products to USA and Europe.Today Centum is a well diversified Company with Multiple Products, serving Multiple Industry segments in different geographies. Apparao is honored with the prestigious “Electronics Man of the Year” award in 2015 by EFY-ELCINA.
Passionate to compete with the best in the world, Centum’s focus on R&D has enabled it to develop many innovative products with new technologies for the very first time in India and helped in Indigenizing several hundreds of crores of rupees worth of products which hitherto were imported.
Apparao has been appointed by the Government of India on the “Council of Industry and Higher Education (CIHEC)” which has a mandate of Industry Academia collaborations for Research, Human Resource Development and Incubation &Entrepreneurship.
Apparao is on the Board of several Companies both Public and Private.