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Bangalore, India


Ramakrishna Kappagantu has over 27 years of rich experience in Indian Power Sector/Electrical Industry. Currently serving as Additional General Manager in Power Grid Corporation of India Limited, he is in-charge of the first Southern Indian 765Kv Transmission System execution and the Project Manager of the Pilot project of Smart Grid. Earlier he had also effectively managed the South Indian Grid of 47GW,its associated Real Time Operations SCADA-EMS & Power Markets.


Council: India Council Secretary and Treasurer 2009 – 10;

Section: Bangalore Section: Chair 2008 – 09; Vice Chair: 2004 – 07;  SAM IEEE 2006 – 07; Chair Student Activities: 2004 – 05; Treasurer 2000 – 02; Chair Membership Development: 1999; Technical Activities: 1998; Educational Activities: 1997; Active Volunteer: 1991 – 96;

Society: Power & Energy Society Bangalore Chapter: Founder & Chair 2007; Secretary: 2008 – 09; Chair: 2010-11; Power & Energy Society India Council Chapter: Chair 2011-12;

My Goal for R10:

  • Making R10 the most vibrant region within IEEE and IEEE the preferred professional networking forum in the region
  • Increasing focus on managerial skill development for IEEE members through partnerships with global management institutions
  • Leveraging my industry experience to increase career opportunities for members and corporate sponsorship for IEEE
  • Increasing the career / networking opportunities for members through a comprehensive career planning portal and mentoring programs for young professionals
  • Empowering sections to be more effective and enhancing the member experience
  • Transfer of useful IEEE member-benefits which are not extended so far to Region10
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