P V Rao is a civil engineering graduate from College of Engineering, Kakinada, AP (JNTU). He started his career in the education field and later joined Gannon Dunkerley. He also worked with Suhail Bahwan Group and Zubair Group, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, in the pre-engineered buildings division as project manager.
In India, he was with Kirby Building Systems Ltd as general manager and handled dual responsibilities of sales and builders development. He was instrumental in developing a pan-India builders’ network within a span of six months.
In 2006, he joined Tata Bluescope as chief operating officer (profit centre head, west) and was closely involved in PEB business. He was one of the key personnel in establishing PEB business of Tata Bluescope Steel Ltd.
From 2008 Rao is associated with Pennar Industries Ltd and has held various positions. He is now Managing Director of the company, mainly looking in to its Pebs Pennar.
Rao is also an active member of Institution of Engineers. Instrumental in shaping Pennar Engineered Building Systems Ltd, and attracting the best talent, Rao, adds another feather in his cap by bagging the ‘Manager of the Year’ title by the Hyderabad Management Association in 2013.