RKE was founded by Mr. R. Krishnakumar. Mr. Krishnakumar has 37 years experience in the electrical, instrumentation, electronics and electrical infrastructure space. He started his career working under the former President of India, Honorable Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam in 1975 as a program planning and evaluation engineer at Thumba Equitorial Rocket Launching Station, Vikaram Sarabhai Space Center at ISRO. Between 1977 and 1989 Mr. Krishnakumar co-founded Macro Electrics and Controls Private Ltd (and predecessor firms Macro Associates and Spacengineers), which together over the course of 12 years provided process automation consultancy services to leading consultants such as M.N.Dastur and Company, Gohal Consultants, Greaves Cotton, manufactured process instrumentation and instrumentation control panels and provided turnkey electrical installation work for industries. In 1989 Macro Electrics was dissolved and Mr. Krishnakumar started a new Company R.K. Electric Automation Limited (and predecessor firm R.K. Consultants) that continues in the business of manufacturing electrical and process instrumentation panels and also providing a wide scale of electrical, instrumentation and civil infrastructure solutions to intermediaries and end user industry clients numbering more than 150 in wide variety of industries. Mr. Krishnakumar holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Telecommunications from P.S.G. College of Technology in Coimbatore.
Rajiv K. Sennar joined RKE in 2010 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company. Rajiv is responsible for all sales, marketing, tendering and finance activities of the company which involves maintaining relationships with utilities, independent power producers, and industries. Rajiv has extensive experience and valuable relationships in the financial services industry. Prior to his current role, Rajiv was a Director in Deutsche Bank, Mumbai and Hong Kong where he was responsible for strategic and structured equity sales for India to wide variety of clients like insurance companies, mutual funds, private clients, private equity and hedge funds. He was also responsible for the overall management of Global Markets for Deutsche Bank NBFC. He has extensive experience dealing with various Indian regulators. Before Deutsche Bank, Rajiv worked as a Director and VP (he was promoted to VP at the young age of 26) in Citigroup New York. At Citi, Rajiv was responsible for starting and building up the structured and illiquid financing business for the Americas. In that position, he created legal templates, risk systems and trading methodologies for trading and monitoring complex and illiquid risks. He was responsible for maintaining some of Citi’s most high profile client relationships in the US, Europe and Middle-East. Prior to Citi, Rajiv worked at BNP Paribas/ZCM New York in fund derivative sales where he had coverage responsibilities for a variety of hedge fund investors. Rajiv holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the prestigious Ivy League Institution – University of Pennsylvania in 2002.
D. Venu Kumar joined RKE in 2011 is currently a Director at the company and has been intimately involved in the development of the business. With a MBA in Finance, Management and Human Resources, he currently heads all project management, procurement, engineering, human resources, technology, new ventures and general administration of the company. He also handled all ancillary related businesses of the company including real-estate development. He also serves as a Director of Senkrila Infratech, an associate company. He resides in Hyderabad, India with his family.