Dr. Ramachandra N. Galla is the Patriarch of an illustrious business family of Andhra Pradesh, Gallas, who have established a name for themselves by successfully setting up Amara Raja Batteries. Born in 1938, Dr. Ramachandra Galla is an Electrical Engineer from S.V. University, Tirupati and has to his credit Masters degrees in Applied Electronics, Roorkee, India and Systems Sciences, Michigan State University, USA.
Dr. Galla started his career as an Electrical Engineer in US Steel Corporation, USA moved on to Sargent & Lundy, USA as a Consulting Engineer for the Designing of Nuclear & Coal Fired Power Plant. He initiated various projects in these corporations & mastered the ropes of this competitive business in a very short time. However, he soon discovered that his natural inclination was serving his country and as a logical sequel he gravitated towards Chittoor his native place in India. Dr. Galla laid the foundation of Amara Raja batteries in 1985 in Chittoor. With his intense zeal and highly focused approach, he propelled Amara Raja Batteries in the top league of battery companies in India. In his capacity as the Chairman, Dr. Ramachandra Galla has promoted and established the following companies from the conceptual stage which are now well established and profit making:
- Amara Raja Batteries Ltd
- Amara Raja Power System Ltd
- Mangal Precisions Products Ltd
- Amara Raja Electronics Ltd
- Galla Foods Ltd
- Amara Raja Infra (P) Ltd
- Amaron Batteries (P) Ltd
- Amara Raja Industrial Services (P) Ltd
Dr Galla’s finest hour as a businessman came in 1998 when he was presented BEST ENTERPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 1998 ” – by Hyderabad Management Association, Hyderabad. He has been bestowed with honorary doctorate degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University in 2008 at Hyderabad & Sri Venkateswara University in 2007 at Tirupati. He has also been conferred with “THE SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE” award by Academy of Fine Arts, Tirupati, and various other prestigious awards.
He is passionate about a corporate’s responsibility to society as well as championing eco-friendly business practices. Dr. Galla has established various charitable trusts like Krishna Devaraya Educational & cultural association (KECA), Rajanna Trust, Mangamma & Gangul Naidu Memorial Trust. He is dedicated to rural development and improving the economic conditions of the farmers in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, India. KECA
which was established in 1975 provides scholarship to the poor and needy students to pursue their higher education. While Rajanna Trust that was established in 1999 to construct check dams and deepening the tanks to improve the ground water levels. MANGAL TRUST was established in 2003 to provide drinking water facilities, constructing check dams & providing infrastructure facilities to Petamitta and surrounding villages.
A committed family man with wife, two children & grand children, he loves spending time with his family and participating in society development project.