Raghunath Allamsetty, is one of the veteran IT professionals in the country, who co-founded many US-based technology start-ups in India. Raghu is the co-founder of Platys Communications in India, which is one of the first Fab-less digital high speed ASIC (Chip) design house in Hyderabad, that was acquired by Adaptec Inc., CA USA.
Raghu is well-connected and is the recipient of many key achievement awards from different forums. He was the Chairman of AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) of the Hyderabad Chapter for the year 2004 and was re-elected in 2005. He is a very active member of the Organising Committee of the Hyderabad section of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), Secretary – Japanese Business Council, affiliated to Indo-Japanese Chambers of Commerce in India, and Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs).
Raghu is the Founder and Managing Director of Ivana Foods Pvt. Ltd., a Food Processing Technology company with the vision of being the world’s first 100% natural, ready to consume, beverages and foods. He has over 20 + years of proven expertise in the areas of Project Development, Technical Management and Business Development. Raghu strongly believes in achieving operational excellence through a model of people-driven, participative style of Management.
Raghu’s past assignments include, Board of Director for LYCOS, formerly (Ybrant Digital Limited) a Digital Marketing Company listed with the Bombay Stock Exchange and NSE, Vice President – Asia Pacific, for Intrepid Global Security Solutions Inc., based out of Miami, USA, Managing Director of Apere India Private Limited, an Identity Management Solutions Company, Managing Director of Adaptec India Pvt. Ltd., and Co-founder & CEO of various organisations. Prior to joining Adaptec, he was into offshore back office support and software development. He has been instrumental in the emergence of Adaptec in India and has played a significant role in the company’s acquisition of a local company.
His expertise extends into the areas of Management, Operations, R&D, Hardware Engineering, and Software Design & Development. His skill in working with remote locations across international locations with expertise in operations and people management with diverse cultures, has led to the unmatched success of his teams.
A people’s person at heart and a manner of being extremely down to earth, he has brought in the best talent into the organisations and holds a coveted record of a hundred percent resource retention in aggressive market conditions.
Raghu has been involved with many NGOs and holds a respectable position in ROTARY, Task Force Member of SOS (save our Schools) of Rotary Initiatives and has served in many more capacities.