Board of Directors

Sudhakar Palisetti Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

This quote from Forrest Gump, a 1994 movie production, shapes the personality of the 1970-born Sudhakar Palisetti, who thanks his mother for the foundation of a strong and uncompromising value system that presides all his decisions.

In 2013, he established Cerium Systems with Jayakumar Gorla. As the CEO, Sudhakar is responsible for driving the strategic direction for Cerium Systems as well as delivering on company goals.

Under his stellar leadership, the Company Systems has seen an expeditious organic growth in both revenue and people with a global footprint. His drive and unswerving focus on excellence has helped position Cerium as one the fastest growing and trustworthy partners in the semiconductor industry. But most emblematic of the company’s growth and success is its continuous year-over-year revenue growth.

In his rich industry experience of over 26 years, 1970-born, Sudhakar has built Center of Excellence and high quality teams from scratch. In his most satisfying corporate experiences at Synopsys and Cortina, he also delivered several IPs and chips from concept to production.

He is a strong believer in leadership that motivates and inspires people to make a difference in everything they do and in turn, brings out a profound impact on our future. He enjoys spending time with millennial generation. He loves to explore new cultures and understand different religious ethos. He believes in the power of music to recharge himself and enjoys Illyaraja and R.D. Burman, in particular. He is also a sports enthusiast and likes playing Table Tennis, Badminton and Lawn Tennis in his leisure time.

An electrical and electronic engineer from REC Warangal (now NIT, Warangal), Sudhakar graduated in1992, before pursuing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Sudhakar lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.

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Sudhakar Palisetti Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Mama always had a way of explaining things so I could understand them.

This quote from Forrest Gump, a 1994 movie production, shapes the personality of the 1970-born Sudhakar Palisetti, who thanks his mother for the foundation of a strong and uncompromising value system that presides all his decisions.

In 2013, he established Cerium Systems with Jayakumar Gorla. As the CEO, Sudhakar is responsible for driving the strategic direction for Cerium Systems as well as delivering on company goals.

Under his stellar leadership, the Company Systems has seen an expeditious organic growth in both revenue and people with a global footprint. His drive and unswerving focus on excellence has helped position Cerium as one the fastest growing and trustworthy partners in the semiconductor industry. But most emblematic of the company’s growth and success is its continuous year-over-year revenue growth.

In his rich industry experience of over 26 years, 1970-born, Sudhakar has built Center of Excellence and high quality teams from scratch. In his most satisfying corporate experiences at Synopsys and Cortina, he also delivered several IPs and chips from concept to production.

He is a strong believer in leadership that motivates and inspires people to make a difference in everything they do and in turn, brings out a profound impact on our future. He enjoys spending time with millennial generation. He loves to explore new cultures and understand different religious ethos. He believes in the power of music to recharge himself and enjoys Illyaraja and R.D. Burman, in particular. He is also a sports enthusiast and likes playing Table Tennis, Badminton and Lawn Tennis in his leisure time.

An electrical and electronic engineer from REC Warangal (now NIT, Warangal), Sudhakar graduated in1992, before pursuing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Sudhakar lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.

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Jayakumar Gorla Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer

Jay, as he is fondly called, has over 20 years of experience in the industry. As the co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer at Cerium Systems is responsible for overall operations of the company. His leadership has been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, brand building and team growth and retention.

He is a people’s leader with a focus on detail and one who balances a breadth of experience and knowledge with an ability to manage strategically.

He began his career with Wipro in 1999 as ASIC design engineer and within five years, was responsible for end-to-end chip delivery. After a decade-long tenure, he started NVLogic Technologies in 2008, an engineering service provider in the field of VLSI design that offered services in ASIC front-end and FPGA implementation areas. In 2011, the Company merged with SiCon Design Technologies and there he led the IC design and verification group for more than a year. But his entrepreneurial spirit and complementary skillset, made him join hands with Sudhakar Palisetti to start Cerium Systems in 2013.

He got his Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics from SV University, Tirupati in 1998.

Born in 1973, Jay believes in leading from the background and honesty being unconditional. He is a firm believer in what he was told as a child, ‘never cross the line’. Apart from chips, Jay finds his pleasure and passion in Physics and Cosmology. Being a teacher’s son, he recognizes the joy of learning and igniting the light of knowledge in students.

Jay lives in Bangalore with his wife, Veni, a medical professional.

B.V. Naidu (BV)

B.V. Naidu (BV) is Chairman of THE GAIN. He also drives the leadership at Sagitaur Ventures and StartupXseed Ventures which is focused in deep technology areas like Security, Semicon and Internet of Things (IoT) for seed stage investments.

He brings in nearly three decades of rich experience and networks within Government, industry and academia.

BV has played a seminal role for the growth of the IT Industry in India, in his capacity as Director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has facilitated the growth of the software exports from USD 8 million with 13 companies in 1991 to more than 2000 companies contributing to USD 13 Billion in 2007 and continues to support the ecosystem. As head of STPI, he has played a key role in developing Bangalore as a brand and into attracting investments into Karnataka.He has also played seminal role to create second largest global semiconductor cluster in Bangalore.

BV has been a crucial and an inseparable part of the journey that Cerium Systems has taken since its inception. Under his guidance and stellar leadership, the Company has surpassed its own success milestones of the past.

He has participated in creating many policies both at Govt. of India as well as State Govt. level to promote the Indian IT Industry. He was the creator of “Bangalore IT.COM” which has eventually become the largest IT show (Conference and Exhibition) and helped attract investments into the state.

He holds honorary positions in the State in the key government committees including the Department of Commerce and Industries Member of Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Karnataka ICT Group 2020

In the past, he held several positions as the Chairman of Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the Chairman of National Task Force Sub-committee for report on Electronics Product Design and Manufacturing and Founder Director of Karnataka IT Fund.

Prior to his stint at Bangalore, BV served at Department of Electronics & IT at Delhi in project ERNET, created first ever E-mail network and first Internet Node into the country. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics (Applied Electronics) from Madras Institute of Technology and Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication from Andhra University.

He is deeply spiritual by nature and is passionately committed to support the startup ecosystem.

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B.V. Naidu (BV)

B.V. Naidu (BV) is Chairman of THE GAIN. He also drives the leadership at Sagitaur Ventures and StartupXseed Ventures which is focused in deep technology areas like Security, Semicon and Internet of Things (IoT) for seed stage investments.

He brings in nearly three decades of rich experience and networks within Government, industry and academia.

BV has played a seminal role for the growth of the IT Industry in India, in his capacity as Director of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). He has facilitated the growth of the software exports from USD 8 million with 13 companies in 1991 to more than 2000 companies contributing to USD 13 Billion in 2007 and continues to support the ecosystem. As head of STPI, he has played a key role in developing Bangalore as a brand and into attracting investments into Karnataka.He has also played seminal role to create second largest global semiconductor cluster in Bangalore.

BV has been a crucial and an inseparable part of the journey that Cerium Systems has taken since its inception. Under his guidance and stellar leadership, the Company has surpassed its own success milestones of the past.

He has participated in creating many policies both at Govt. of India as well as State Govt. level to promote the Indian IT Industry. He was the creator of “Bangalore IT.COM” which has eventually become the largest IT show (Conference and Exhibition) and helped attract investments into the state.

He holds honorary positions in the State in the key government committees including the Department of Commerce and Industries Member of Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Karnataka ICT Group 2020

In the past, he held several positions as the Chairman of Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA), the Chairman of National Task Force Sub-committee for report on Electronics Product Design and Manufacturing and Founder Director of Karnataka IT Fund.

Prior to his stint at Bangalore, BV served at Department of Electronics & IT at Delhi in project ERNET, created first ever E-mail network and first Internet Node into the country. He holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics (Applied Electronics) from Madras Institute of Technology and Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication from Andhra University.

He is deeply spiritual by nature and is passionately committed to support the startup ecosystem.

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Johnson Geddam Member of the Board, Cerium Systems

Johnson Geddam is one of the first advocates of what Cerium Systems stands for. He firmly believes in the strength of the dynamic leadership and energetic and capable workforce. He continuously motivates the team to strive for excellence and become a force to reckon with in the semiconductor industry with extensive geographical presence.

He is an accomplished Lead Process Control Engineer at Shell with a rich experience of over 30 years in LNG, Upstream oil and Gas, Petrochemicals and Fertilizer industry.

Johnson earned his Electronics and Communication Engineer degree from Andhra University in 1990. After a successful stint with many MNC corporates in India, he moved to Oman to join one of the largest oil companies in the world.