Apparao (Rao) V Mallavarapu founded Centum Electronics in the year 1993. Under his able leadership Centum has grown to become one of the largest electronics companies in India. He has initiated and successfully managed joint ventures with several MULTI-NATIONAL COMPANIES. Prior to founding Centum, he served at Wipro and Rao Insulating Company (RIC). Mr. Mallavarapu received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Daltech University in Canada. He was a recipient of the Ford foundation scholarship and Engineering research Scholarship toward his academic pursuits in Canada.