EMRI CEO steps down to pursue academic interests

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on February 02, 2011

Mr Venkat Changavalli   -  THE HINDU

Mr Venkat Changavalli who stepped down as Chief Executive Officer of GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute), will pursue his corporate career and part-time teaching stints at IIM (Ahmedabad) and Indian School of Business (ISB).

“I have been taking classes on leadership at IIM-A and on social marketing at ISB. I will continue to share my experiences with students practising managers belonging to various sectors,” Mr Venkat told Business Line.

He joined EMRI as its founding CEO when Mr Ramalinga Raju, the tainted Chairman of Satyam Computer Services, started the emergency medicare services in Andhra Pradesh. The service went on to cover several States in association with the respective governments.

“About one crore emergency victims across India were provided free emergency response services by EMRI at global standards since 2005 in public-private partnership. I have been associated with EMRI as the CEO since its inception in April 2005 and decided to move ahead now,” he said.

GVK group had stepped into support the institute after the financial fraud by its promoter Mr Raju led Satyam Computer Services into a serious crisis.

EMRI has a fleet of 2,800 ambulances in 10 States, responding to 12,000 emergencies every day.

Mr K. Krishnam Raju, Director of EMRI and chief of Suchitra Electronics, has been made in-charge of the institute following Mr Venkat's exit.

Published on February 02, 2011

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