Jayadev Galla

Co-Founder and Chairman, Amara Raja Group

Mr Jayadev Galla is the Co-founder and Chairman of Amara Raja Group of Companies. He is also a 2-time Member of Parliament from Guntur Lok Sabha Constituency in Andhra Pradesh.

Having joined the Group in the year 1994, he worked in various capacities and spearheaded the Group’s automotive venture via its partnership with JCI for the automotive battery business while building the Group into a Billion Dollar conglomerate with 7 companies, operating in 16 business segments. He has been a member of the Young President’s Organisation (YPO), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and is the Founding Member of Young Indians (Yi), and has held various positions including serving as the Chairman of CII Andhra Pradesh for the year 2011-12 and National Chair of Yi for the year 2008-09. Mr. Galla won the Best CEO Award by Business Today in 2015, received the Award for the Most Promising Company of the year Award by CNBC at the IBLA (Indian Business Leadership Awards) in 2017.

During his 2 terms as a Parliamentarian, Mr Galla has been a Member of various Parliamentary Standing Committees including External Affairs, Defence, Commerce etc. He is currently a Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology. He is also member of the Consultative Committee on Housing and Urban Affairs and Other Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rules. As a public representative, he has been a member of the various committees at the Central, State and District levels. He has also spear-headed various developmental activities in his Parliamentary Constituency.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

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