Power Profiles | August 2015
Power 20:20 Personality Profile | B Prasada Rao
BHEL Head of Best selling Power Equipment Company
B Prasada Rao has been Chairman and Managing Director at Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd since October 1, 2009. Rao joined BHEL as Industrial Engineer in 1978 and served as Head of its Industry Business Segment. He has been responsible for drawing up a Blueprint for Electronics in BHEL and implementation of Local Area Network for office automation. Rao has 29 years of diversified, versatile and varied experience in the various segments that BHEL operates in. He joined the Heavy Power Equipment Plant at Hyderabad as In-charge of manufacturing of Steam Turbines, Gas Turbines and Compressors, during which period new machining methods using advanced tooling were introduced, improving the quality and reducing cycle time.
Rao represented India in the Study Group of the World Energy Council on the initiative for developing "Energy Scenarios to 2050". He also serves as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management-Kashipur. Rao is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, and a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai.