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Prof Dr. A.K. Rao

Dr A K Rao is the Professor of Operations Management at COD and a Management Trainer from the University of Illinois, USA. He specializes in Project Management Tools/Methodologies and Solutions for Sales & Critical Chain Project Management in Theory of Constraints.

His 26 year-long experience started with a graduation in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Post-graduation in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He has earned a PhD from IIT, Bombay.

Dr A K Rao has established a stellar reputation as a trainer par excellence in teaching, consulting, and providing breakthrough solutions in operational excellence. Precise communication style and unrivalled knowledge of industry standards set him apart as a trainer. His style emerges from practical industry experience, having held several senior positions in the Semiconductor industry along with 12 years of experience in the Learning/Education field with institutions such as Administrative Staff College of India and Tata Management Training Centre.

He has worked as:

  • Director, Executive Education – Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  • Head of Training Function – HCL Technologies
  • Principal Consultant, Learning Centre – Satyam Computers Pvt Ltd
  • President – Pearl City Chapter, Project Management Institute, USA

Dr A K Rao’s collaborative and participative coaching style involves students in their own learning process immersive, by practicing and applying the teaching in real-life work scenarios. His areas of interest are Project Management in Manufacturing/Service industries, Contract Management, Integrated Scientific Project Management, and Materials Management.

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Dr A K Rao is the Professor of Operations Management at COD and a Management Trainer from the University of Illinois