A Deep Dive into the theme of ‘Engineered in India’: Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy in conversation with Mr. MM Murugappan
Chennai, February 2023: Entrepreneurship in India has become a leading trend, which has evolved over the decades. Many aspiring entrepreneurs often look out for guidance from industry leaders while embarking on their own entrepreneurial journey. Aiming to understand the brain behind the book, Engineered in India: From Dreams to Billion-Dollar CYIENT, Mr. MM Murugappan, Chairman, Carborundum Universal in conversation with the author of the book, Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy addressed the audience at an event organized by the Madras Management Association (MMA).
The two dived deep into the theme of the book – entrepreneurship and Dr. Reddy’s journey at large. Mr. MM Murugappan, Chairman, Carborundum Universal said, “Entrepreneurs like Mohan have the energy and zeal to build an organisation. I am in awe of how he has built the company, not only in India but globally and how he chose to give people responsibilities across the world and PAN-India, rather than only having an opulent Indian leadership dealing with the company.
What caused you to do this?”
Dr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder-Chairman & Board Member, Cyient Ltd., said, “I believe, locals (across geographies) who have similarities in terms of culture, the value system, the ethos are much better in conversing, convincing and providing the comfort to a customer compared to a foreign individual. For a local, earning trust and confidence amongst the customers becomes easier.”
Mr. Murugappan further asked, “This is India’s moment. A large part of this audience has contributed to India’s future, and a large part will be contributors to it. What does future hold for India?”
Dr. Reddy states, “Future looks very promising for entrepreneurship. The environment today is very conducive for the growth of this nation than it was earlier. In addition to this, the ease of doing business has improved. Interestingly, this decade will be driven by technology and AI – TECHade. Additionally, ChatGPT too has gained popularity, and is all set to get integrated in every industry whether its agriculture, logistics, transportation or healthcare – leading to a lot of opportunities. Technology-led innovation coupled with entrepreneurship is the perfect engine for job creation. It will empower India to become self-reliant and allow it to stand tall in the knowledge-intensive global economy.”
Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride, allowing them to see human truths with tools that let them breathe life into their business aspirations and experiments.
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is an Indian entrepreneur and founder-chairman of Cyient, a global technology solutions company. By pioneering outsourced engineering services from India in 1991, Mohan led Cyient to contribute over $5 billion in cumulative exports, firmly placing India on the global engineering, research and development (ER&D) services map.
The author spearheaded several industry bodies and served as the Chairman of NASSCOM and Chairman of CII, Southern Region. He is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, India’s largest start-up incubation centre. He took up several leadership positions to promote higher education. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee, a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the USA, and a member of the Court of Governors of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). He was the recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry.