Shri K.S.Raju, fondly known as ‘KS’ by his peers and associates, was born at Nidadavole, West Godavari District, AP. He completed his Mechanical Engineering from University of Mysore in 1973, and embarked on the project which his father and he had initiated together - Nagarjuna Steels Limited. This project gave further impetus to development of industry in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
K.S.Raju’s ability to initiate new projects proved to be a vital tool for success. He provided successful business leadership for the start up, before being called on to take the Group’s most critical role in its history - that of the leadership for the Group’s fertilizer project during its most challenging phase. He encouraged the Group’s foray into core sectors and structuring of businesses to meet the customer’s needs.
Apart from promoting business, K S Raju has always been proactive in supporting community development activities in areas of environment, health, education and
income generation to community asset creation. He has been closely associated with the World Business Academy and State of the World Forum. In association with these forums and with ILO, the Group initiated the K V K Raju International Leadership Academy, which works towards enabling managers become value based leaders.
K S Raju has served on the Boards of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, Court of Governors-University of Hyderabad and has also served as the Chairman of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai. He is one of the Founder Trustees of Naandi Foundation, Hyderabad.
The Nagarjuna Group under the stewardship and guidance of K S Raju is in the process of emerging as an enterprise based on values and commitment to the society at large.
Managing Director and CEO
Shri S.Ramasundaram is an alumni of Loyola College, Chennai (1970-76) and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA (1989-91). He joined the IAS in 1979 and held various positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Central Government, including District Collector of Vellore, Joint Secretary of the Dept of Commerce. He worked for the World Bank during 1998-99 in the HIV/AIDS Control Project for India.
He has considerable corporate experience including MD of Southern Agrifurane Ltd (1989), MD of Co-optex (1996-97), Chairman & MD of TNPL (2005-2006) and Chairman & MD of TIDCO. He was on the Board of NOCL as TIDCO nominee during 2006-09. He has executed several large projects in the recent years: IT Corridor (OMR) in Chennai (2006-08), the New Legislative Assembly Complex and the Anna Centenary Library (2009-10). Shri Ramasundaram retired voluntarily from the IAS in November 2010.