Meet Our Team
Sierra Atlantic was acquired by Hitachi Consulting in December 2010 and it is the largest ever acquisition by Hitachi Consulting to date. Prior to founding Sierra Atlantic in 1993, Raju spent 10 years at Intel in software development, marketing, and general management. During his time at Intel, he championed Intel's Software Partner Program for the first-generation Pentium processor, and built strong relationships with industry leaders Microsoft and IBM.
Raju currently serves on the board of Hitachi Consulting. He is also active in not-for-profit initiatives and is currently a member of the BITS Pilani Board of Directors, a Charter member of TiE Silicon Valley, and serves on the Board of India community center. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Puente, a Wharton School non-profit program which helped underprivileged communities worldwide gain access to technology. He also co-founded SIPA (Silicon Valley Indian Professional Association) in 1987. Raju holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from BITS Pilani and a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech.
Mr. Sama is ranked #3 amongst India's Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World. Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments as a Senior Design Engineer. He is one of the founding patrons of the Kakatiya Sandbox in Nizamabad that helps locals work on solutions to pressing issues.
The Government of Telangana recently appointed him as the state's Chief Innovation Officer. He will head the Telangana State Innovation Cell, which has been set up to promote innovation at the grassroot level.
Ravish Bhimani is an experienced finance professional with a demonstrated history of working in food production industry. He's skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Managerial Finance, Business Development and Accounting. He completed his education till graduation in Nizamabad and pursued his Masters in S P Jain, Dubai. While pursuing his Masters, he worked with Jebel Ali Based Company, Kimoha Entrepreneurs Limited as an analyst covering Cost, System, Production, Administrative and Marketing.
He is Founding member of TiE Nizamabad Chapter, which was formed with an objective of creating and strengthening eco-system for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as for 2nd generation entrepreneurs.
Annie is associated with Deshpande Foundation since 2008. A taskmaster, Annie has been instrumental in setting up the HR department, LEAD program and Master of Social Entrepreneurship. Each day I walk-in to the office, I am proud that my work impacts the society.
The kind of work that I get to do here is challenging, cross-functional and above all highly satisfying', says Annie. Currently, Annie works out from our Telangana office and leads Social Partnerships and liaisons with government, corporates and NGOs.
Gajula Praveen kumar, a young innovator and a multilinguist having strong domain knowledge pursued his MBA in Agri Business Management at Sri Sri University, Odisha. He is a member of Agri Conclave and Infrastructure at Sri Sri University moreover worked as an intern at BAIF (Rural development program) and ARVI Innovations. He worked as a Project officer at Agastya International Foundation, Bangalore for 2 years and travelled across 12 states in India for the ‘Moon Mission’ project. Now, started working with Kakatiya sandbox as a Program officer. His long term goal is to start a ‘Gaushala’ for the cattle protection.
As a social entrepreneur, he urges to serve the nation. He is passionate in knowing and updating new trends in agriculture also to know about the spirituality, yoga as well desires to transform the chemical farming into organic farming. He is skilled in socializing and coordinating the people moreover in scientific researching. His confidence in the face of hard work is driven by the ability to come out of challenges.