Dr. Gangadhara Rao
Chief Operating Officer - Manufacturing
Lanco Solar

Dr. Gangadhara Rao is Chief Operating Officer and also Whole Time Director at Lanco Solar Pvt Ltd (Solar PV manufacturing arm of Lanco Solar).

He has more than 25 years of industrial experience, in Product Development, Manufacturing & Project Management with Indian and multinational companies. For the past 11 years he is associated with the design, EPC and execution of multiple state-of-the-art Solar PV plants to manufacture Monosilane, Polysilicon, Si Wafers and PV Modules, in South Korea, China and India.

Gangadhara Rao is presently heading the India’s first integrated PV manufacturing project at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh State with Polysilicon, Ingots, Wafers, PV Modules of 350 MW/Yr. capacity.  This green field SEZ project is in advanced stages of construction and will cater to the growing export & domestic solar market.

Dr. Rao is a doctorate in Engineering from I.I.T. Bombay and M.Tech from IIT, Kanpur. He is a member of FICCI Solar Energy Task Force. He is also founder member of the National PV Advisory Committee of SEMI India.