Shri A.V. Ramana Rao hails from a small town Ongole, Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh (AP). He is recognized as one of the most successful entrepreneurs, and as a great philanthropist in the region. He has built on his experience and sincerity in everything he did from the ground level and is known for his hard work, passion and discipline.
Shri Rao was born and raised in a lower middle class family in Ongole but that did not stop him reach his goals. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Math and Science with a specialization in Mathematics. His entrepreneurial career started with dairy farms and poultry and ventured into civil engineering works with the support from his family. Having seen a huge gap and demand in the logistics industry, Shri Rao took an opportunity to move into Transportation and he founded “Neeraja Transports” supporting Andhra Cements, I.O.C and H.P.C Refineries by serving their clientele in transportation and logistics. He was also recognized as the award winning supplier of I.O.C in AP by Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL) [formerly known as MRL (Madras Refinery Limited)] for his long standing and strong contribution of 15+ years.
In 1998, Shri Rao added new business to its portfolio. Neer has entered shipping logistics through its new venture “Neer Trans” supporting operations in Chennai Harbor with its alliances. In March 2009, he founded Neer Interactive Solutions Private Limited that works on customer- centric products with ground breaking research in GIS, Analytics, IT helping some of the complex global challenges in Agriculture, Law Enforcement, and Vigilance in Governance with its expertise team. He serves as Executive Chairman for Neer Interactives with the field operations led by his sons Dr. Rajeev as Vice President and Mr. Jai Sankar as its Executive Director leading operations in AP, Telangana and Karnataka states.
Besides his professional success, Shri Rao is also a practitioner of Vedic-Astrology with prediction. He was recognized for his good work by the Indo - Asian Astrology Congress at Malaysia in 1974. He was supported by Govt. of India for his tour to visit Holland, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand on supporting the mission. He was also titled as “Swamy” for his innovative work on Saturn Planet as “Miracles” or “Power of Saturn”. His thesis work was commended and appreciated by Sir Shri B.V.Raman – The Famous Astro-Psychologist and Expert in Vedic Astrology (1912-1998) in the Astrology Congress. He was also specially blessed by the divine Shri Kanchi Kama Koti Peetam Seer, 62nd Head- Shri Chandra Sekharendra Saraswati after a long discourse and discussion on Astrology and Vedic Dharma for the next generation.
Shri Rao’s philanthropic side also had huge accomplishments. He is also the founder chairman of Srigiri Sri Venkateswara Devastanam in Ongole, district of Prakasam- titled as Srigiri that is serving as a pilgrimage in the south coastal districts of AP. The Devastanam besides its grand level of festive programs throughout the year also takes special interest in education and health through its social outreach activities like Srigiri Vidyanidhi (scholarship programs) and Srigiri Vaidya Nidhi (Health Awareness and Support scheme). His Excellence Shri Siva Chidananda Bharathi Swamy of Siddheswari Peetam, Courtallam, Tamil Nadu has entitled Mr. Rao for his contribution to Vedic sciences school in Ongole with Veda Vidya Pravardhaka, as an honor title.
Mr. Rao was also instrumental in the establishment of drinking water facility at Aluru village of Kurnool district and in Courtallam in Tamil Nadu state.
Responding to the initiative of Rural Development and to undertake the skill development in the rural, Shri Rao has laid foundation for a skill mission with an establishment as SPIAR – Sri Prakasam Institute of Advancement and Research (SPIAR). In his steered guidance, the cell works with the rural districts in areas of Education, Employability and Health. He served as TTD District Coordinator for taking the responsibility of leading programs like Geeta govindam, palle govindam and cultural kind-a, etc and social mission in 2008 - 12. He has also served as Regional Coordinator for HDPT (Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad) for Guntur, Prakasam districts for 2012-2014. He also serves as Advisor for Tarani (NGO) supporting sustainability of the under privileged – An initiative of Dr. PVRK Prasad ( IAS, 1968) and another NGO (Vedavyasa Vidya Vignana Varadhi (NGO) that supports poor meritorious, single parent kids and orphans for their full education.
RAJEEV ALURU is currently working as an Engineering Leader for a major electric power company based in southeast USA. He currently serves on the board of directors for Neer Interactives and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. Under his leadership, Neer Interactives expanded into several new domains with an emphasis on customer service and technical innovation.
He is an expert in development of power generation and asset maintenance strategies with a deep technical expertise in turbomachinery. Prior to the electric power company, Rajeev's experience includes program management and leadership roles in the automotive and aviation industries. He also published several international journal publications on turbomachinery, presented at various international conferences and serves on various committees in utilities industry.
Rajeev graduated with a Doctorate in Materials Engineering and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University, and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nagarjuna University, India. Rajeev is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas, USA
JAISANKAR.A acting as CEO for Neer Interactive Solutions (p) Ltd, Hyderabad, India is working effectively in the business exploration and is also taking the lead in exercising energy to expand the company's business from the initial grounds into web development & services with Geographical Information Systems as its line. In his firm leadership, the company started with an identity development and taking the form of an Information Systems, well equipped to fulfill all the needs of the clients (and their businesses) and successful across multi-domains.
Jai has worked with one of the World's Reputed Police Department in Project Safe Neighborhood with the mission of identifying & development of an application to help the crime analysts, Judges of Criminal Courts, Police sheriffs and the county officers.
He has proven experience in business development, program management and project implementation in technologies of DotNet, Java, OSS (open source software). His experience and expertise lies additionally in working closely with the clients in identifying the business needs and fixing the situation with a feasible solution followed by a successful Logical User Centric Interface Design (LUCID) accompanied by a capable plan for development efforts in building the solution as well as in implementing the Information system towards 200% user satisfaction and qualitative productivity.
Mr. Jai is a distinguished guest faculty at Sardar Vallabhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA, Hyderabad) with his expertise in GIS - Policing (Law Enforcement) and helping the subservient process of training the nation's Law enforcement officers with GIS technology. His (publication) research on effective handling of Human Trafficking in Children and Women with GIS, Biometrics and Environmental Criminology was selected in the 35th All Indian Criminology Conference at Tata Institute, Mumbai and the 4th Asian Criminology Society Conference in Seoul, South Korea organized by The Korean Institute of Criminology.
Mr. Jai is also the modeler of the first interdisciplinary, integrated system on Human Trafficking with GIS, Criminology at Government of Andhra Pradesh - Women Development Child Welfare Department and is also a researcher at the Andhra Pradesh Police on the subject area of property crimes - spatial distribution analysis with Environmental Criminology and GIS. He is also instrumental in the research model on Drug Trafficking Analysis with the City of Hyderabad Police Commissionerate
Jai holds a Master of Sciences in Computer Sciences and Information Systems from University of South Alabama, USA and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Sciences from Sri Chandra Sekharendra Saraswati Vidyalaya - Deemed University, India. He serves on the Indian Criminology Society and American Society of Criminology.