G. V. Sanjay Reddy
Outstanding Industrial Engineer (2019)
G.V. Sanjay Reddy is the Vice Chairman of GVK, a conglomerate with interests in energy, airports, transportation, real estate, hospitality and life sciences. While he is involved in all areas of the businesses, Sanjay is instrumental in making GVK the leading private operator in India with Mumbai Airport and now with the development of the Navi Mumbai Airport. Reddy founded GVK Biosciences, which is one of Asia's largest contract research organizations employing more than 2000 scientists. He is involved with GVK EMRI 108 service, which is the world's largest ambulance service offered free of cost to over 800 million people across India & having saved more than two million lives to date. In recognition of his extensive career accomplishments, he was declared the "Emerging Business Leader of the Year" by AIMA Managing India Awards & is one of the 25 Indians chosen as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Sanjay currently serves on the Purdue-India Executive Council and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Ross Business School at The University of Michigan. He has served as the Chairman of the Southern Region Council and the Chairman of Infrastructure Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry; he is an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and the Chief Executives Organization (CEO) and is on the Board of the Jagdish & Kamala Mittal Museum of Indian Art, among others. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1987 and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.