KPPL Management Team

M. L. N. Acharyulu, Executive Director – Marine Infrastructure

M. L. N. Acharyulu has over 30 years of rich and varied professional experience in multi-disciplinary areas in different organisations at various levels, in the fields of Design Engineering, Project Appraisal, Project Management, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Corporate Planning & Strategies, HR, IT and Board Level Corporate Management.

Acharyulu worked with Crompton Greaves Ltd., Mumbai, SICOM Ltd., Mumbai and Godavari Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd., Hyderabad (now Coromandel Fertilizers) before joining as Managing Director at QualCore Logic Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, a subsidiary of QualCore Group Inc. U.S. Prior to joining Marg Ltd, he was working as Executive Director with Conexant Systems Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, a subsidiary of Conexant Inc. U.S.

Acharyulu did M. Tech in Electrical Engineering from JNTU Kakinada, Masters in Financial Management from Jamanalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and also AICWA. Acharyulu is currently Executive Director of Marine Infrastructure at Marg Ltd. and spearheads MARG Karaikal Port and all other Marine Infrastructure projects.

V. Chellappan, Chief Technical Advisor (Marine Projects)

V. Chellappan having four decades of experience in "planning, Design and Construction of Ports and marine Structures" is an expert in the field of Ports and Harbour Engineering; with expertise in development of shipyards and Inland Waterways also. He possesses a degree in Civil Engineering from University of Madras with a Post Graduate Diploma in Dock & Harbour Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and MS in Ocean Engineering from IIT, Chennai.

He started his career with Tuticorin Harbour Project in 1969 and served upto the level of Chief Engineer of Tuticorin Port Trust. Later he worked in Chennai Port as Chief Engineer cum Project Director (Ennore Port). He was also involved in the development of private ports like Kakinada & Machilipatnam. He was on special assignment as a Chief Manager (Projects) to modernize the age old Hindustan Shipyard, Vishakhapatnam which includes among other things the construction of largest covered dry dock in the country. He also served as Member (Technical) of Inland Waterways Authority of India, which develops the Inland Transport sector with challenging assignments in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra etc. He has served as consultant with L&T Ramboll as Chief Technical Advisor (Ports).