Professor Sastry is a faculty member in the Decision Sciences and Information Systems Area. His interests and work, however, include supply chain and operations, as well as social entrepreneurship, rural development, and good governance. He was the Dean at IIM Bangalore from 2008 to 2011.
He got his Ph.D from Massachusetts Institute of Technology - USA, MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad and B.Tech from IIT – Delhi. He was a faculty for more than a decade at IIM- Ahmedabad before moving to IIM – Bangalore in 2003.
Professoris a firm believer of the NBBD/AMUL model of cooperative development through value addition. Value addition for commodity cooperatives within CCD’s roster started with setting up of a dhal mill at Utnoor in Adilabad District. The ultimate goal is the creation of an Amul-like brand in the savory snacks segment. Infrastructure for a manufacturing plant to create snacks, associated brand creation, and marketing are all capital-intensive activities.
Prof. Sastry, always wanted to do something meaningful for society. Even before the RTI bill was passed by the Indian Parliament in 2005, Prof. Sastry had already donned another hat – this time to make a dent in the increasingly ubiquitous criminalization that had permeated Indian politics. The non-profit organization, Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), was founded in 1999 by Prof. Sastry and several professors from IIM – Ahmedabad.
Despite of his busy professional involvement as an academician, Prof. Sastry’s commitment to farmers and farmer welfare is visible through his committed and continuous progress through CCDs interventions in both states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
His work for civil society has been recognised and he has received various awards including the CNN-IBN, NDTV, TOI Indian of the Year. He has received Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi and also Outstanding Young Teacher Award from the Association for Indian Management Schools.
Mr. G.S.Raju is a Dynamic, People Oriented and Results-Driven Global Senior Management Executive who has shaped high performance culture at Fortune 500 organizations. He has more than 30 years of Industrial/Corporate Experience in India and Overseas. G.S is a proven leader with verifiable year after year success in achieving revenue, profits and growth in Start-Up, Turn Around and Rapid change environments.
G.S is very successful at building high performance executive teams and recruited top talent to fill the talent bench which significantly contributed to the success of the organisation.He ledOperations, Business Development, Product Development, Sales & Marketing and Finance across wide geography, and dealt diligently with “Boards” and “Joint Venture Partners” for necessary communication and budgetary approvals.
G S is a natural Coach and Mentor with superior Communication & Interpersonal Skills. He is capable of resolving complex issues and a very accomplished individual who managed Government, Local and Public Relations at best to maintain and promote the business and organisation. His global experienced in Construction, Start-ups and Green Field Projects, evolved him as a strategist with a clear sense of customer focus with strong business acumen.
Despite 30 years stint of very successful Business Leadership roles, G S decided to leave corporate career and volunteer to serve the country and underprivileged in his own capacity utilising all the experience and knowledge. After thorough search and several meetings he decided to join hands with Prof.Sastry and took the Baton from him to lead Centre for Collective Development in 2014.