One of the youngest professional CEO, a social entrepreneur, Ramashankar Pandey is the Managing Director of Hella India Lighting Ltd. Since year 2010, a Great Place to Work Certified Company and the most Innovative enterprise as awarded by CII in 2017 in Mid-Size Manufacturing Category.
Winner of Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for 2016 in the Promising Category, he is an alumnus of NIT Calicut, ICFAI Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore. He also completed AIMA’s flagship Global Advance Management Program at University of California, Berkeley at Silicon Valley. He is the chairman of Aftermarket committee at ACMA. He is a GC member at TIE Chandigarh and an EG member at ASDC Road Transport Committee.
He is very passionate and actively engaged to fight the menace of alarming Road Deaths on Indian Roads by steering various road safety awareness campaigns as president-CWC of “Drive Smart, Drive Safe” organisation. In this capacity he is known more as a social activist, a Road Safety Warrior than a Professional CEO.
His contribution towards Skill India initiative, as co-founder of “Prayaas Bangalore” since his BOSCH days in 1998, has benefited 100’s of underprivileged youths get jobs and livelihood they deserve, currently 3 Skill centres are run by Prayaas in association with Smart Village Project in Andhra.