chairman Mr.Gelli is an Engineer (from Osmania University) and Business Management Graduate from Asian Institute of Management from where he graduated with Distinction and was awarded a “Gold Medal” for his academic excellence. He was also inducted in to “HALL OF FAME” by Asian Institute of Management. He also underwent Senior Management Program at the London Business School.

Mr. Ramesh Gelli is the only private sector banker – awarded the prestigious national award of “Padmashri” in 1991. Among many other awards and recognitions, he was recognized as the “Most Outstanding Graduate” by the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

He was Chairman and Managing Director of Vysya Bank Limited (now merged with Kotak Bank) and later Global Trust Bank (now merged with Oriental Bank of Commerce).

He was associated with many educational and social organizations- a few of which are :

Bharatidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli - Chairman Board of Governors-

1.Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
2.Centre for Organisation Development, Hyderabad
3.Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
4.Bharatidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirapalli
5.Hyderabad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (LVPEI);
6.VICE CHAIRMAN - Naandi Foundation;
7.India Brand Equity Fund;
8.MEMBER – A P State Planning Board.

  • He was also PRESIDENT-All India Management Association,

  • VICE PRESIDENT, Asian Association of Management Organisation,

  • COUNCIL MEMBER, International Chamber of Commerce,

  • PRESIDENT-Bangalore Management Association,

  • HON. SECRETARY Indian Banks’ Association etc.

  • E&Y “Entrepreneur of the Year”

Currently he is associated with a few NGOs; private equity company and also mentors entrepreneurs.