Founder & Director, Apna Technologies & Solutions Private Ltd.
Baskar Ceri is currently the Director of Apna Technologies & Solutions (ApnaTech - www.apnatech.com), the company he founded in 2004 and the Global Director of Business Development for Aerospace, Defense & Govt Business Unit of NI (www.ni.com).
Baskar started his career at NI in Austin, USA and was part of the 2-member team that started NI operations in India growing the revenue to multi million dollars and the team in India.
He later started ApnaTech, a Knowledge Engineering company, the first & still the only Indian company to build products & systems that improve Safety & Efficiency of Railway Assets (like wayside systems to determine wheel, bearing, axle faults on a running train).
Baskar has been involved in several acquisitions & divestments during his experience & currently serves on the board of several companies and has keen interest in mentoring & building world changing companies.
Baskar holds an Electrical & Electronics Engineering degree from BITS-Pilani, India and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University, USA.
Brief about Business/Work Experience:
NI, USA (www.ni.com), Global Director of Business Development, Aerospace, Defense & Govt Business Unit.
He started the branch of NI in India as a part of a two-member Start-up team and successfully grew it to a multi-million-dollar business & built a strong team establishing a national footprint.
Baskar currently serves a dual role in Corporate as Global Director of Business Development of ADG BU to build strategies and execute the growth of the BU across the globe with Regional Sales, and in India as Site Leader of NI-India, responsible for NI India growth and development.
Apna Technologies & Solutions, India (www.apnatech.com), Director & Founder
He founded the company and started as a specialist company in System Integration involving Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation, Mechatronic subsystems along with Signal Processing and IT skills to provide Custom Engineering Solutions for Automotive, Manufacturing & Defense.
Later, he strategized and executed the transition of the Company from a Custom Solutions Provider to an Innovative Product Company, a one of its kind in the country and the only way-side product supplier for Indian Railways.
Baskar ensured the successful development, deployment and use of the products built and established branch offices and support centers at Delhi, Lucknow and other key Railway centers for close coordination of products developed being deployed successfully deriving maximum benefit for customers.