Chief Operating Officer
A veteran of the aviation industry and an seasoned operations leader, C R Rao moved up the organisational ranks to occupy the office of the Chief Operating Officer at Sify. Starting out as Head of Human Resources, his acumen as trained lawyer and his networking skills quickly thrust him into the pivotal role of COO when the company was shifting to high gear in the Data Center and Network spaces.
His indefatigability to address and assuage bureaucracy and clients alike has been instrumental in the timely delivery of Data Centers in multiple geographies to different sets of clients. He has also been responsible for scaling up both the bench and active resources according to the demands of multiple contracts. In his over two decades of setting the direction for the Operations team, he has been instrumental in cross functional engagement of resources across multiple projects.
An ardent technology adopter who views it as a productive tool, he has spearheaded the implementation of automation across internal processes that has resulted in a significant uptick in ROI per employee.
His skills were honed at his previous management roles at Delta Tubes Pvt Ltd and Bobba Aviation Services – GSA Lufthansa Cargo engagement.
He holds graduate degrees in law, commerce and Business Administration from Osmania University.