Board Of Directors

Kishore Dutt Atluri - Founder, President & Joint Managing Director

Kishore Dutt Atluri

A Post graduate in Computer Application from University of Hyderabad, Mr. Kishore Dutt Atluri, co-founded Zen Technologies in 1993 with primary objective of designing and developing training Simulators for Defence and Security forces.

Since the inception of Zen he has been responsible in designing and delivering state of the art training solutions and simulators to the Defence and Security forces. He has a deep insight of simulation technology and its application for defence and the homeland security. Under his guidance, Zen has grown manifold to become one of the prime contractors to the Indian Army. He has over 21 patents in his name and he is also in-charge of all Defence marketing activities at Zen, both domestically and internationally.

He has been instrumental in development of Zen’s range of Virtual, Live Simulation systems, including simulators for Infantry, Armoured Corps, Mech Forces, and Air Defence which cater to the needs of Police Forces, Central Police Organization, Civilian and Miners. His primary roles include technology direction and product development aligned with company’s strategy.

Ashok Atluri - Chairman & Managing Director

Ashok Atluri

Ashok Atluri, a PG Diploma holder in Applied Computer Science, is instrumental in designing the simulators on the Windows-Intel platforms to ensure the products are simple to use and meet industry standards. He received the "Small Scale Entrepreneur of the Year" award from Hyderabad Management Association in 1998.

Mr. M. Ravi Kumar - Whole Time Director

Mr. M. Ravi Kumar

M. Ravi Kumar has 20 plus years of experience in the software industry. He worked in Bureau of Data Processing Services (BDPS) (1979-85), Nova Computers Private Limited (1986-90) and as Director at the Institute of Engineers. He is a technocrat and an expert in Systems Programming and Robotics. He is actively involved in the design and development of the present range of simulators for the company in his role as Head, R&D Division. He is the person behind the successful development of Zen SATS® SL and currently administers the development of Zen AWeSim® and Zen TacSim®.

Ms. Shilpa Choudari - Whole Time Director

Ms. Shilpa Choudari

Shilpa Choudari has Bachelors Degree of Technology from JNTU and a Master’s degree from Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade with specialisation in Finance and Foreign Trade. She later joined HDFC Bank as a Personal Banker where she worked for a year.

She also worked as Research Associate and AGM Sales and Marketing for Zen Technologies Limited from 2009 to 2015 and hence has deep knowledge of Zen’s products, processes and work culture. Before joining Zen Technologies Limited, Shilpa worked for ICFAI Research Centre from 2007 to 2009 wherein she published many articles in over 10 books on different subjects.

Dr. R.K. Tyagi - Independent Director

Dr. R.K. Tyagi

Dr. R.K. Tyagi has done Ph.D (Doctorate in Management Studies) from Agra University, U.P.. He did B.Engg. (Electronics & Communication) from IIT, Roorkee, MBA(Marketing) from IGNOU, New Delhi, and Advanced Leadership Course from Indian School of Business (I.S.B.), Hyderabad. He has about 42 years of experience including 8 years of leading the boards/organisations. He served as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (a Navratna company) from March 2012 to Jan 2015, as Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (a Mini Navratna company) from May 2007 to Mar 2012. He served ONGC in various fields like IT Networks, Setcom, Infocom, Marketing and rose to the position of Head Marketing and Head Air Logistics (from April, 1976 to May 2007). His strengths are Organisational Strategy and building strategical alliance, leadership and team development, Growth/Turn around Specialist in business operations, Corporate governance and CSR, R&D, Technology, Investment and Risk Management.

Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh - Independent Director

Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh
A recipient of prestigious “The Rashtrapati Rovers Award” in the year 2000, Dr. Singh has joined Indian School of Business (ISB) in the year 2007 and at presently working in Centre for Executive Education at Indian School of Business-Hyderabad. He is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Social Marketing from ISB, Hyderabad apart from Ph.D. and an MBA in marketing from Varanasi. His expertise lies in the area of social marketing. He applies his research in this area to address social entrepreneur, branding, advertising, customer relationship management and customer centricity. In his previous stint, He has worked with J P Associates (P) Ltd. Crompton Greaves Limited, SIVA Institute and Apeejay School of Marketing. He holds extensive years of experience across different functionalities, ranging from leadership role, with experience in program planning and design, implementation, teaching, monitoring and evaluation, business development to consulting.
Dr. Singh has received Grant £4,000 for sponsorship study “Review of social marketing activity in India form 2000-2008” by Dr. Jeff French-Director, National Social Marketing Centre, London, UK. He has designed Mid- Career Training Programmes for The Ministry of External Affairs-Senior Indian Foreign Service Officer, the Ministry of Home -Senior IPS Officers, The Ministry of Finance-Senior IRS Custom & Excise Officers, the Ministry of Indian Railways (Senior Officers - IRAS, IRPS, IRTS, IRSE, IRSEE, IRSSE, IRSME, RPF and IRMS) to name a few.

Ms. Sirisha Chintapalli - Independent Director

Ms. Sirisha Chintapalli

Ms. C. Sirisha is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She is a registered Insolvency Professional. Further, she is a semi qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She bagged all India 7th Rank and South India 1st Rank in the Company Secretary Final level exams.

She was associated with L&T Shipbuilding Ltd., Chennai - Renowned Shipbuilding Company – engaged in construction of Defence Vehicles, Interceptor Boats, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Floating Dock; International Seaport Dredging Limited, Chennai, a joint venture dredging between Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Dredging International – DEME Group, Belgium and CCL Products (India) Ltd, Hyderabad - Instant Coffee manufacturing Company as a Company Secretary.

Professional Experience and Exposure:

She is having more than 11 years of good exposure and experience in the fields of legal, financial, secretarial, insolvency and other regulatory compliance matters particularly in relation to the Companies Act, laws applicable to the Capital Markets and other statutes. She has successfully handled and completed various issues / assignments / mergers and got well-versed with various statutes involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company. She was a member of managing committee of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India during 2019-2023.

Mr. Sanjay Vijay Singh Jesrani - Independent Director

Mr. Sanjay Vijay Singh Jesrani

Mr. Sanjay Vijay Singh Jesrani holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and is the Founder & CEO of Go North Ventures which is a proprietary angel investment firm, focused on investing in & mentoring Startups.

He was the CEO and Head of the Global Delivery Center, Hitachi Consulting India and was CFO at Sierra Atlantic, India and he is a TEDx speaker and has covered new perspectives around Startups & Finance for Women and is an active member of the Indian Angel Network, the premier global group of Angel Investors – has investments in startups across the Healthcare, DeepTech, Unmanned Aerial, Sustainability, Impact, Consumer and FinTech sectors.

Further, he is a Charter member at TiE, Hyderabad (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and a member of the Executive Council at the IIIT Hyderabad Foundation and an Independent Director on the Board of a leading Cardiac care focused multi speciality hospital - Unimed Health (Star Hospitals). He also serves as a Board member at the Healing Fields Foundation, an India-based, health-focused NGO committed to empowering women as health agents of change in their communities.