Board Of Directors

The Acropetal board has been constituted to oversee the activities of the organization and ensure long term benefits for all stakeholders. Our board brings to table years of experience of transforming, managing and building a sound and successful business.

  • Ravi Kumar D
  • Dr. D K Subramanyam
  • Dr. M Madhu Sudhana Reddy

Ravi Kumar D

Chairman and Managing Director

D Ravi Kumar, Acropetal

D Ravikumar is the Chairman and Managing Director of Acropetal Technologies Limited. He has over 20 years of experience in managing businesses and leading successful teams to drive revenue and goals of the organization. He is a mechanical engineer from the University of Bangalore and also an Harvard Alumnus, having attended an advanced executive management program there.

He had been associated with oraganizations like Bosch and ITC. Prior to setting up Acropetal Technologies in the year 2001, he acquired in-depth knowledge and experience in multiple software companies at various senior level positions. He provides leadership vision-and strategic direction to Acropetal, enabling it to reach its goals and objectives. His leadership has helped the organization in creating a niche value in terms of cutting-edge technology skills and customer oriented service offerings.

For his efforts and contribution to the industry Mr. Ravikumar was awarded the "Indira Gandhi Sadbhavan Award in the year 2007" and the "Udyog Rattan Award in the year 2009 by the Institute of Economic Studies." He has supported various research and development activities and has mentored incubation activities in the areas of energy and environment and healthcare. He is a keen sponsor for various innovation oriented activities both in Industry and Academia. He serves as a board of director in Binary Spectrum Pvt Ltd, and Kinfotech Private Ltd, where he provides advice on strategic direction, and business growth.

Mathew J Manimala

Independent Director

Mathew J Manimala, Acropetal

Mathew J Manimala is a Professor of Organization Behaviour at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Prior to joining IIMB, he has served as a Senior Faculty Member and Chairman, Human Resources Area, at the Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad. At IIMB he has worked closely with the N S Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL), primarily to build the research competencies of the Centre during its early years, when he served as the Jamuna Raghavan Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship for two terms and as the Chairperson of NSRCEL for one term. Currently he is also a Senior Enterprise Fellow of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business (SEB), University of Essex, UK.


Professor Manimala obtained MBA degree from the University of Cochin, MBSc degree from the University of Manchester, and the Fellow in Management (doctoral) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA). He has received several academic honours including a Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Research in the Field of New Enterprise Development from the Academy of Management. He has been awarded research fellowships by prestigious international agencies such as the European Foundation for Management Development (for a research fellowship at Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK: 1990-91) and the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (for a research fellowship at the University of Calgary, Canada: 1998-99).


The teaching, training, and consultancy interests of Professor Manimala cover a wide range of topics in Organization Behaviour and Entrepreneurship.


Professor Manimala has done extensive research in the area of Entrepreneurship. His work on Entrepreneurial Heuristics is acclaimed by the community of researchers (including the Academy of Management) as a pioneering work in the field, wherein he has also perfected and used a novel methodology called Case-survey method. He has published more than 50 research papers and articles in refereed international journals and presented papers mostly in international conferences. Among the research projects initiated/carried out by him recently is the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) project, a multi-country research project involving more than 30 countries, of which he was the leader of the India team for two years. He has published four books: Entrepreneurial Policies and Strategies: the Innovator's Choice (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1999); Entrepreneurship Theory at the Cross Roads: Paradigms and Praxis, First Edition (Wheeler Publishing, New Delhi, 1999) and enhanced Second Edition (Wiley-Dreamtech, New Delhi, 2005); Enterprise Support Systems: An International Perspective edited by him along with Jay Mitra and Varsha Singh (Response Books/Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2009); and Organizational.


Behaviour: A Psychological Perspective, (co-author with four others), (McGraw-Hill Asia-Pacific, Sydney, Australia, 2009). He is a member of the Editorial Board of several journals including Creativity and Innovation Management, published by Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, UK, and is the Editor of South Asian Journal of Management, published by the Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia (AMDISA).

Ramdas Janardhan Kamath

Independent Director

Ramdas Janardhan Kamath, Acropetal

Ramdas Janardhan Kamath is the former Chairman and Managing Director of Andhra Bank and Canara Bank. He is a CAIIB (Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers) by professional qualification. His work experience spans a whole spectrum of operations, from handling of branches of commercial banks to business development, monitoring and control of commercial units of bank, experience in heading Zonal set-ups that functioned as mini Banks with greater autonomy and freedom in their operations, along with implementation and administration of corporate policies.


He was in charge of the Treasury and International Operations Wings, the Credit Wing, and the Personnel wing at Head Office of Canara Bank before becoming their Executive Director. He was elevated to the post of Chairman and Managing Director in March 1999 and posted to Andhra Bank. During his tenure at Andhra Bank, the Bank recorded phenomenal growth under all parameters. He has served as a Member of IBA Committee on Banking Operations.


He has held prestigious positions like Member on the Governing Board of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS), Member on the Governing Board of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune, Member on the Governing Board of Southern India Bank's Staff Training College (SIBSTC), Member of the Governing Council of the Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB), Mumbai, Member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Bank's Association, Chairman of Systems and Procedures Committee of Indian Bank's Association, Member of the Committee of Public Sector Member Banks (COPSEMB) of Indian Bank's Association, Chairman of the Working Group on Corruption Perception Index of Indian Bank's Association, Chairman of the Study Group formed by Government of India to formulate an Educational Loan Scheme, Chairman of Canfin Homes Ltd., - sponsored entity of Canara Bank, Chairman of Gilt Securities Trading Corporation Ltd., - Subsidiary of Canara Bank, Chairman of Canbank Computer Services Ltd., - Subsidiary of Canara Bank, Chairman of Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd., - Subsidiary of Canara Bank, Chairman of Canbank Factors Ltd., - Subsidiary of Canara Bank. He serves as an independent director of Acropetal Technologies Limited.

Dr. D K Subramanyam

Independent Director

Dr. D K Subramanyam, Acropetal

D K Subramanyam Reddy holds a doctorate in Nuclear Medicine. He has more than 35 years experience in the field of medicine. He holds a Masters degree in Physics from Andhra University. He has to his credit, pioneering efforts like setting up a Cancer Hospital at an individual capacity. He has built and nurtured the Cancer hospital for close to 20 years. Dr Reddy has been an examiner for doctorate programmes and has guided a doctoral candidate on successful completion of PhD.

Mohan H Ramakrishna

Independent Director

Mohan H Ramakrishna, Acropetal

Mohan holds a Bachelor of Management degree from Mangalore University. He has over 10 years of substantial experience in the field of Finance and Institutional Financing. He has structured various finance products and has been successfully engaged in institutional sales of various financial products. His areas of expertise are in leading sales teams, solutioning, and institutional sales engagements in the domain of finance. He serves as an independent director of Acropetal Technologies Limited.

Dr. M Madhu Sudhana Reddy

Independent Director

Dr. M Madhu Sudhana Reddy has over 25 years’ experience in the field of Forensic Medicine. He has served most recently as the Professor of Forensic Medicine in Rangaraya Medical College Kakinada. He was involved in teaching and training of UG and PG students in handling medico-legal cases and conducting Post mortem examination. He formulated Strategies, advised in setting forensic plans and detailed conceptual, logical models of relevant technology. Prior to this he served as Assistant professor of Forensic Medical science in Guntur Medical College. He started as a Civil Assistant Surgeon in Dist. Hospital Machilipatnam and worked in Primary Health Center Vemulapadu for three years. Earlier he worked as member of the scientific staff of the Guntur Medical College guiding all Ph.D and M.S students in research.

Rangaraya Medical College Kakinada, under his able guidance and expertise is able to conduct maximum medico legal work in and around Andhra Predesh His sincere efforts in the area of medico legal science have been appreciated in all walks of life.