Book Launch: “Engineered In India: From Dreams To Billion Dollar Cyient”, by Author BVR Mohan Reddy, organised by Penguin Books
on Oct 04, 2022
4th October 2022, New Delhi:
Engineered in India: From Dreams To Billion-Dollar Cyient by BVR Mohan Reddy was released yesterday at a function held at The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The book, published by Penguin India, was unveiled by the Chief Guest, Shri Amitabh Kant(G20 Sherpa and Former CEO-NITI Aayog, Government of India). This was followed by a Fire-side chat with Ms Debjani Ghosh(President, NASSCOM) and Dr. B.V.R. Mohan Reddy(Founder Chairman and Board Member, Cyient).
The evening included riveting reflections from all the dignitaries and the author's experience in writing the book.
Speaking at the launch, the author BVR Mohan Reddy remarked, "You are not known for what positions you have but you will be known for what you leave behind, and I decided what I leave behind is creating this ecosystem for start-ups entrepreneurs. Several people ask me why this name 'Engineered in India'? In several ways I am engineered in India and I am intended and I am a proud Engineered of this country."
Praising the book, Shri Amitabh Kant said, "His memoir captures the resilience and diligence of the entrepreneur who wanted to deliver excellence and innovation at a particular point of time in India's entrepreneurial journey, when excellence was not a very keyword. He has brought excellence, innovation, dynamism, vibrancy and many lessons for the new age entrepreneur of India to draw from Mr Reddy's business acumen and people skill, both of which are very important in today's successful venture."
Applauding the book, Ms Debanjani Ghosh said, "This book is a masterclass in leadership. Mr Reddy has narrated the journey through the lens of his experiences that you have gathered over the years from Seven year old Mohan Reddy to now and you have so authentically shared learnings with us good and bad. Authenticity and simplicity of the book is so relatable. "
ABOUT THE BOOK
Engineered in India: From dreams to billion-dollar CYIENT by BVR Mohan Reddy.
This is the story of a young man who steps out of the precincts of IIT Kanpur in 1974 with a dream in his heart – to become an entrepreneur and contribute to nation-building. Undaunted by the dearth of experience and means to capital in pre-Liberalization India, B.V.R Mohan Reddy’s enterprising spirit takes the long and winding road, never losing sight of his ambition. He gains overseas education on scholarship and dons multiple hats for eighteen long years before embarking on his life’s mission at forty. A mission that propels the company he incorporated, Cyient, to pioneer and excel in outsourced engineering services and introduce the brand ‘Engineered in India’.
Engineered in India takes readers on an entrepreneurial rollercoaster ride, allowing them to see human truths with tools that let them breathe life into their business aspirations and experiments.
Announcing the release, the author said, “Engineered in India gives experiential evidence of what it takes to ideate and scale a global enterprise. It also addresses the intangible dimensions of being an entrepreneur in India as well as offers practical lessons in customer centricity, people management and crisis management. My hope is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs to learn from my journey, dream even bigger and engineer their own success.”
B.V.R. Mohan Reddy is an Indian entrepreneur and founder-chairman of Cyient, a global technology solutions company. By pioneering outsourced engineering services from India in 1991, Mohan led Cyient to contribute over $5 billion in cumulative exports, firmly placing India on the global engineering, research and development (ER&D) services map.
The author spearheaded several industry bodies and served as the Chairman of NASSCOM and Chairman of CII, Southern Region. He is also the Founding Director of T-Hub, India’s largest start-up incubation centre. He took up several leadership positions to promote higher education. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT Hyderabad and IIT Roorkee, a member of the Leadership Advisory Board (LAB) at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the USA, and a member of the Court of Governors of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI). He was the recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian award, the Padma Shri, in 2017 for his contribution to trade and industry.