Dr. Raja P Pappu
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Industry / Sector
Consultancy, Education & Skill Development, Information and Communication Technology, Logistics
Raja is a passionate educator, entrepreneur and mentor with 14 years of experience in Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Research and Development. His areas of interest span from Skill Development, Workforce Management, Healthcare Management to Waste Management.
Academically he holds a B.Eng Degree from Nagpur University, MSc in Telecommunications from Aston University, UK, PhD from Aston University, UK and MBA from Aston University, UK. He possesses outstanding domain knowledge and commercial acumen coupled with a thorough understanding of key business drivers and processes. He has co-founded 3 UK businesses and has been on the board of several companies. Raja has mentored 4 start-ups and is advisor of many UK and India based businesses. He has strong International network (from Head of states to Business leaders, Industry connects, research and university connects). He is also a recipient of the prestigious John Flood Telecommunication prize in year 2007. Raja is an enthusiastic supporter of test cricket and has keen interest in International affairs. He was the only judge from India for the prestigious QS Reimagine Education Awards 2018. He was also instrumental in organise Southern India’s largest HR Conclave in GITAM with 30 Top CHROs on a single platform to discuss about the how they manage work places in disruptive times.
He is currently a Professor of Management at GITAM School of International Business and offers International Business Strategy, New Venture Creation modules and is Chairperson of the Corporate Relations.
Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, popularly known as GITAM was founded in 1980 by an inspired group of eminent intellectuals and industrialists of Andhra Pradesh led by Dr. M.V.V.S.Murthi, Former Member of Parliament and popular philanthropist. Their mission was to set up a world-class technology and management institution in the picturesque city of Visakhapatnam to impart futuristic and comprehensive professional education of global standards with a high sense of discipline and social relevance in a serene and invigorating environment. The avowed objective of GITAM is to train qualified professionals to shoulder the responsibility of contributing to the development of India as a “Knowledge Society”. GITAM has been registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act XXXI of 1860. Its registered office is situated at Visakhapatnam in the State of Andhra Pradesh. It is governed by a Governing Body consisting of eminent educationists, industrialists, professionals, experts, etc. The successful saga of GITAM started with the establishment of a College of Engineering in 1980 offering a few undergraduate engineering programmes. Responding to the expanding needs in the fields of technology, management and pharmacy, a number of colleges and courses have been added to GITAM. All these institutions were established by creating necessary infrastructural facilities in the same campus spread over 100 acres of land. Separate buildings were provided for each institution following the AICTE as well as UGC norms. Over the years, GITAM has earned a high reputation as a premier institute of higher learning and its name has almost become a well-recognized “brand name” for quality education in UG, PG and research programmes in Engineering, Management, Science and Pharmacy disciplines not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in other States and abroad. GITAM, with its main campus at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, is a Deemed University recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 in August 2007. GITAM has been accredited by NAAC with A+ Grade. Ministry of HRD recognized GITAM as Category ‘1’ University and granted Graded Autonomy. GITAM has also been recognized by UGC as a Research University and accorded 12 B status. GITAM institutions hold the following ISO certifications: ISO-9001:2015 (Quality Mgmt. System) ISO-14001: 2015 (Environmental Mgmt.) ISO-27001: 2013 (Information Security Mgmt.).