Board of Directors
Shri K Raghavendra Rao, Chairman & Managing Director
Shri K Raghavendra Rao has a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Andhra University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. He is also a member of The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is the Founder and Chairman and Managing Director of Orchid. Prior to establishing Orchid, he was associated with leading organisations in India in various capacities. He was singularly responsible for developing a multi-business conglomerate in the Gulf, which included the region’s first ever bulk drugs plant.
Shri S Krishnan, Executive Director - Finance
Shri S Krishnan has been associated with Orchid for around a decade and has been heading the finance function in the last few years. He has a rich and diversified experience of over 24 years in the field of finance and Accounts. He possesses a degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of Madras and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company secretaries of India. Shri S Krishnan in addition to his executive responsibilities as a Board member also holds the current role of Chief Financial Officer of the company.
Shri K Biju George, Nominee Director - IDBI
Shri K Biju George has 22 years of vast experience in Project Management and Project Finance. He has a decade long association with premier Financial Institution / Commercial Bank in India; where since last three years, he is in charge of Infrastructure Corporate Group, handling accounts of Kerala & Tamil Nadu. Shri K Biju George also has a vast industrial experience in the field of Projects, Planning & Maintenance in Chemical, Petrochemical & Manufacturing sectors.
Prof. Bala V. Balachandran
Prof. Bala V. Balachandran is a PhD in Industrial Administration and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Currently, he is involved with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in setting up of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. He is the Founder & Dean of Great Lakes Institute of Management and also the Founder & President of Mumbai Business School in India. Additionally, he is Executive Professor & Strategy Advisor to the Dean, Bauer College, University of Houston and J. L. Kellogg's Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in service) of Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University in USA. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 2001.