Meet The Team
Dr. V. Raghavendra
Dr. V. Raghavendra is the founder of Mayura Analytical LLP. Raghavendra is a practical physicist by training, having obtained his MSc. in Physics from Manasa Gangotri, Mysore University and a PhD in Spectrascopy, Physics from UDCT, Bombay University (now known as Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai). Post his PhD., he joined National Physical Laboratory as scientist on solar energy material characterisation and carbon fiber preparation. He went on to head the Analytical Chemistry department at Amar Dye Chem, Mumbai followed by a similar post at Standard Alkali, Mafatlals, Mumbai. His fascination for Chemistry Instrumentation led him to lead Waters Associates, (now known as Waters India Private Limited) as their All India Manager, providing Liquid Chromatography solutions to companies and institutions across the country.
Witnessing firsthand the lack of credible indigenous alternative for analytical equipments in India, he quit Waters in 1984 and started Mayura Enterprises to focus on building a brand that offered reliable import substitutes that could match international standards, at a local cost. Thus, the journey of creating ‘Made in India’ products for companies and institutions in India started. Raghavendra evolved the firm from its nascent beginnings in the garage of his home to a renowned organization that provides analytical solutions for research and manufacturing companies and institutions across the country. The firm later evolved to Mayura Analytical Pvt. Ltd. and then, taking its latest form as Mayura Analytical LLP. Raghavendra calls himself a retired scientist with a passion for innovation and problem solving. This has allowed him to build associations with clients that transcend the transactional relationships to building partnerships that provide analytical support and advice to clients to help them first and foremost succeed in their endeavours.
Mayura Rao grew up surrounded by analytical instruments and her father’s curiosity for understanding how things work. She is an engineer by training with an Instrumentation Engineering degree from Bangalore Institute of Technology and a Masters in Signal Processing from Imperial College London, UK. She went on to work with Ericsson Services Limited in the UK as a project manager, helping the local telecom network roll out their network and services. Wanting to be closer to the consumer, she joined the Sales team at Sony Ericsson and then moving to the Marketing department at the same firm. After 5 years with the telecom industry, she went on to get her MBA from London Business School. Her inherited love for problem solving led her to management consulting at Booz and Company, a global management consulting firm. She was an Engagement Manager in London with Booz and Company prior to her decision to move back to India. After 10 years in London and having worked across the UK, Europe and the US, she moved back to Bangalore to join her father to continue building his legacy within the analytical instrumentation space. Her diverse background and experiences with large multinational firms and geographies has given her the perfect launch pad to take the firm to its next level.