About Us


Anantha Bhat:
Anantha Bhat has in been in VLSI Design and EDA industry from 1989. He has worked in Bangalore VLSI Design Centre Semiconductor Complex Ltd,, In 1994, he migrated to  Singapore for ASEAN & India  operations of US based Startup -  EPIC Design Technology Inc. After its acquistion, he was in Synopsys Singapore, Asia Pac regions. From 2002, he has been with Applications Consultants Team in  Synopsys (India). His specialization include Transistor level simulation tools, Static Timing Analysis and VLSI Design flows.


His education is in BMS College of Engineering and in Indian Institute of Science. He has been a faculty member in an Engineering college and has given guest lectures as a volunteer. As an independent technology & Business Consultant, he is doing projects in many startup companies. Earlier he has done projects in leaders in VLSI services companies. WIPRO & Smartplay. With end clients being PMC-Sierra and Qualcomm. He was Director for Technical Talent Development in Smartplay Technologies mentoring new hires to ease into Industry.


Chartered member of Rotary Bangalore LakeSide based in Bellandur area in Banglore, Rtn. Anantha is a active social volunteer in govt schools, various social services projects. He is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International. (Rotary International Site ) In 2013, he is serving as President (Elect) & Director of Membership Development.


His profile is at in.linkedin.com/in/ananthabhat . He can be reached at anantha.bhat@chowki.co.in

NVGK Bhat:

Rtn. NVGK Bhat graduated from NIE Mysore in 1973 in Mechanical Engineering and went on to do Post Graduate studies in I.I.Sc in Design, (Batch of 1975). He started career in leading Public Sector company HMT Ltd. He served in Design , Production and Technology, Strategy for nearly 18 Years and was Deputy General Manager in his last assignment.

In 1993 NVGK joined BPL Ltd and took up project management responsibility at UPTRON acquisition project in Ghaziabad. Elevated as Director & COO and was involved in all spheres of operational management of a large unit with more than 1200 employees and a turnover of Rs. 400 crores. Had training at Toshiba , Japan and Thailand. Had an opportunity to learn concepts and implementation of TPM from Mr. Yamaguchi of JIPM(Japan), who was also consultant for groups like TVS, BIRLA etc.

He was CEO in Avasarala Technology Ltd from 2003 and was instrumental in increasing the turnover from 23 Cr to 150 Cr in five years after entering strategic businesses like Nuclear, Defence, Aerospace etc. He was with Samtel group, who pioneered color Picture Tube manufacture in India and developed their strategic business in for 2 years

He has lots of interest in Education, Academics, Education Management and is associated with many schools and served in Education committees . He was visiting Professor at Amity School for MBA program. (from where he also obtained MBA earlier in 2002 timeframe.) 

NVGK is an active citizen and volunteers time for Resident Welfare Associations, cultural associations and is active Rotarian at Rotary Bangalore Lakeside since 2010 . He is involved in several social and environmental projects in adopted Govt schools and projects like Rain Water Harvesting, STP, Solar and LED Lighting. Earlier, he held various positions in Fluid Power Society of India, Kannada Sangha etc,

His profile is at in.linkedin.com/in/nvgkbhat . He can be reached at nvgk.bhat@chowki.co.in


Directors & Executive Directors & Advisors

Ragu Raghuram:

Ragu Obtained his BSEE from MSRIT of Bangalore University and MSEE in South Dakota University in US of A , Batch of 1986. He has wide international experience in sales, Product Marketing in the many areas spread over startups as well as Fortune 100 companies. He has worked in Anixter Anritsu, Astuto Networks, Supernet Technologies , CISCO etc His specializations include : 3G, 4G, LTE, LTE-A and Wimax.. Mobile Banking, Routers/Switches, SONET/SDH, DWDM, WiFi, Wimax, T&M equipment and Mobile applications. Also, interested in working in the Clean Energy sector and providing power saving solutions. He is Technology Advisor to many Educational Institutes in India.

His profile is at in.linkedin.com/pub/ragu-raghuram/27/5a0/b70 . He can be reached at ragu.raghuram@chowki.co.in

Srinivasan Sekar:

Srinivasan Sekar, a 30-year industry veteran in IT industry, left a comfortable leadership position in the IT industry to pursue his dual passions in education and green living. He brings leadership experience as Senior Director at Hewlett-Packard (where he worked for 17 years) and GM & Head of Innovation at CMC Limited to the company. On Education front, he has pioneered Signature Campaign offers to Education Institutes. This brings Well Proven Coroprate management experiences to achieve the intended core ethos for schools with a systematic plans spread over few years. On Environmental front, to along with hands-on experience in implementing revolutionary water designs (which is now implemented in Singapore as NeWater Technology) in his apartment complex, TZED Homes, as well as in new constructions in Sarjapura area. It is “off grid” with no external Electricity, Water or Sewage connections. He and his family will be proving sustainable living off natural resources, Wind, Water and Rain right in middle of Urban jungle. Sekar has also designed waste water management and solar solutions for several residential complexes and individual homes. Sekar is alumni of IIT-Kharagpur & Univ of Maryland, College Park. US of A.

His profile is at in.linkedin.com/in/ssekar . He can be reached at srinivasan.sekar@chowki.co.in

He is also CEO of EcoServ Solutions Pvt Ltd. http://www.ecoservsolutions.in

Azhakath Balakrishnan:

A Balarkrishnan is a Chartered Accountant and law graduate with 30 years of post qualification experience having worked in reputed institutions like ITC, Shaw Wallace and UTI. Over the last 14 years years he was ED and CFO of Large and medium sized SME firms. Having movd in to consulting field covering th sectors of Industry, Education etc he is now associated with many greenfield and brown field Educational Institutes for structuring investments in Infrastructure, systems and technologies. In his professional services, he has helped many Entrepreneurs & businesses in taking ideas of the ground and business expansion. Now he is based in Coimbatore and primarily leads Chowki’s operations in TN and Kerala. Plus, he brings in wide network of contacts across India and Gulf to work out Win Win Win projects and programs in Educational space.

He can be reached at 

Shashi K Patil :

An IIMA graduate and accomplished management professional with over 25 years of experience in building businesses with wide-ranging exposure to operations, sales and business development spanning diverse industries including e-Governance, Education & Training, Information Technology (IT), Automobiles and Manufacturing. He is Lead Advisor for Strategy for Chowki Board and Directors.