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BITS 75 Trust : Trustees
Hanuman Bengani
Chief Trustee, BITS-75 Charitable Trust

Hanuman Bengani is currently working as Vice President at BOC India Ltd., a member of The Linde Group and heading Project Engineering Business in India. He received B.E. (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering from BITS, Pilani in 1976. Hanuman is a founding member and Chief Trustee of the BITS-75 Charitable Trust.  The trust is dedicated to giving back to BITS alma mater, with its focus on projects to promote entrepreneurship among BITS students and faculty, and its "Guru-Dakshina” program.

Jagdish B. Acharya

B.E. (Hons.) Electronics, MBA (Finance)
Vice President (Q, E and IT) at Truetzschler, India , Ahmedabad, India 380015
Cell: +919909976476, e-mail: acharyajb[at]yahoo[dot]com , jbacharya[at]truetzschler[dot]in

After completing B.E. (Hons.) in Electronics from BITS, Pilani, India (1975) joined Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited at its Bhopal plant as Testing Engineer. Assured over a hundred customers about functional specifications by testing of drives, static excitation systems, AVRs, Power Rectifiers.
After getting trained at Brown Boveri, Switzerland for production and Testing of its Static Excitation Equipments, returned to Bangalore and established systems for production and testing of the same. Established QA and Testing facilities for HVDC valve and control systems at Electronics Division, Bangalore and ensured delivery of these systems for India’s first HVDC line between Rihand and Dadri.  Involved in development of indigenous NHVDC project at various stages. Additionally developed software for QA and SQC and trained many engineers in Bangalore along with ISI, Bangalore faculty. Since 1991 established Electronics production, design and QA systems at Truetzschler, India at Ahmedabad, a company that makes World class Textile machines for pre spinning sector. As IT head implemented ERPs Symix and MFG/PRO. Currently heading Quality, Electronics and IT and involved in mentoring leaders for future at the company.

Suresh K. Sharma
Atlanta, GA 30339, U.S.A.

Cell: 404-428-5999, e-mail:
suresh1.sharma[at]gmail[dot]com , suresh1[dot]sharma[at]hydrophi[dot]com

A former GE executive, Suresh is an internationally acknowledged business leader known for his pragmatic vision, thought-leadership, operational excellence, inventions and entrepreneurial successes. Currently, he is President and CEO of Hydro Phi Technologies Inc (  The company replaces oil & gas with water-based clean energy solutions through innovative and affordable zero-carbon solutions.
Co-author of the best-selling book "Global Outsourcing: Executing an Onshore, Nearshore and Offshore Strategy”, Suresh, over past 25 years, has played leading roles in setting up and running major facilities in manufacturing, R&D, Engineering Services, IT, Retail, BPO (Business Process), and Healthcare in U.S.A., India, Mexico, China, Canada, EU, Eastern Europe, and Asia. His passion is to grow businesses; profitably - big or small: Be it in a Fortune 50 multi-billion dollar global corporation or his several successful entrepreneurial small & medium enterprises. Over past two decades, he led 7 businesses to significant growth creating a total value of several billion dollars for stakeholders. With his exceptional ability step change any business DNA, Suresh has contributed extensively in the Energy, Aviation, e-Business, Security, Global Sourcing, Materials, IT, Supply Chain, Six Sigma Quality and Defense industries. A well-known keynote speaker, he serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations. His past industry experience includes working with British Aerospace plc and Rolls-Royce in England, MATRA in France, and NASA at Hampton VA. He has numerous well cited technical journal publications. Suresh has an M.S. from University of Florida, Gainesville FL U.S.A. (1994),  Management of Technology Courses with British Aerospace, PLC, U.K. (1983), and BE (Honors) in Mechanical from BITS, Pilani, India (1975).

Vijay Chandru
Bangalore, Cell: +91.98452.02820, email: chandru[at]alum[dot]mit[dot]edu

Vijay Chandru obtained a B.E. (Hons.) in EE from BITS in 1975 and went on to get a doctorate from MIT. Chandru is an academic and an entrepreneur who was named in the 50 Pioneers of Change by India Today in 2008. His academic career in mathematical sciences spanned over thirty years as a research scientist and professor at Purdue University, IBM, Indian Institute of Science, UPenn and at MIT. He is a Fellow of the academies of science and engineering in India. As an inventor and co-founder of the open source handheld Simputer Project, and the computational biology company Strand Life Sciences, Chandru has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.
He currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Strand LS and as the honorary president of ABLE, the apex body of Indian biotechnology industry. Chandru is one of the founder trustees of the BITS-75 Charitable Trust.
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