Kommajosyula Jagannadha Rao is the strong inspirational force behind all Smaat initiatives towards community development. He was born in Konda Mamidivalasa in Srikakulam District.After passing the Union Public Service Commission Examination, held in 1965, he joined the Election Commission of India as Assistant on 14th November, 1966 and served in various capacities in that office upto 28th February, 2002, when he retired as Secretary to the Election Commission of India. He was appointed to the post of Consultant, Election Commission of India from 1st March, 2002 to 29th February, 2004, and thereafter as Advisor (Elections and Training), upto 28th February, 2006.
Shri Rao was appointed by the United Nations as Electoral Offences Investigation and Enforcement Officer for the first Presidential Election held in Afghanistan in October, 2004.He was then appointed as an International Observer for the Presidential Elections in United States of America held in 2004.
Shri Rao was awarded “Public Services Excellence Award”2005, by All India Management Association, New Delhi for his contribution to ensure free and fair elections in Jammu Kashmir in 2002 and in Bihar in 2005. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has appointed Shri Rao as a Member of the Monitoring Committee to monitor sealing of commercial establishments in residential premises in Delhi, in which assignment he is still continuing.
Vastly experienced Senior Banker of State Bank group. He had joined State Bank of Hyderabad, as a Probationary Officer and served the bank for more than three decades in various capacities. He retired as General Manager & Chief Risk Officer in SBH in 2008. He has worked in other Banks on deputation. He was Zonal Head, State Bank of Travancore, Calicut; GM & Chief Vigilance officer in Dena Bank, HO,Mumbai; GM (Technology ) and GM (Operations) in State Bank of Indore, HO, Indore. He has extensive practical knowledge in credit management and international banking.
Ramesh Babu has excellent experience in private sector corporate finance also. He worked as Associate Director â€“ Finance for a Hyderabad based Pharma major for five years.
He is a Master of Science in Agri-Chemistry from AP Agricultural University, Hyderabad. He was awarded ICAR Junior Research Fellowship in Agri-Chemistry. He also holds MBA (Finance) and CAIIB ( Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers ) qualifications.