Bodanapu Venkat Rama Mohan Reddy, popularly known as BVR Mohan Reddy, has been conferred with the 4th highest civilian honor of the country – Padma Shri by the Government of India.
Reddy is founder and Executive Chairman of Cyient Limited and Former Chairman NASSCOM. Cyient today, ranks among top 15 Indian IT services companies. He is a recognized thought leader in IT enabled engineering services industry globally (ITES), served this industry for more than four decades and hence rightly is among the Founding fathers of ITES industry in India. Mohan Reddy has served as Chairman of NASSCOM during 2015-16 and has been engaged into various industry and government initiatives like: Make in India, Digital India, Swatch Bharat.
On being awarded with the Padma Shri Award 2017, BVR Mohan Reddy said “I am honoured that the Government of India has recognized me for my contribution in creating Engineering R&D industry in the country. The award is also a recognition for a first generation entrepreneur for building a sustainable Global Technology Company. It acknowledges the effort put towards building a Digitally Empowered Society. I would like to thank Government of India for conferring me with this coveted honour.”
Recently, Mohan Reddy has been appointed as Honorary Consul of Federal Republic of Germany for states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He is the second Indian to receive this honor from the German Government.
Mohan Reddy has passion towards promoting education in India. Towards this, he also serves as Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT, Hyderabad since 2012. He has also been appointed as a Director on the Board of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). He is member on the Board of NIIT University, Neemrana; member of Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIIT Hyderabad.
Mohan Reddy believes in creating positive impact to the society through use of technology. Through Cyient Foundation, Mohan has set up 54 CDCs (computer center, digital library, and NDLM centers) across Serilingampally Mandal, Telangana. These CDCs are envisioned as the digital gateway for more than 20,000 underprivileged children and will foster IT literacy in over 50,000 members of local BPL community.