Dr. KRK Reddy as a promoting partner represents his daughter Ms. Vinuthna Reddy in the board of Sristi Biosciences Private Limited. Dr. KRK’s participation in Sristi Biosciences is a strategic intent to expand his business presence beyond agriculture biotechnology to healthcare biotechnology.
A seasoned Agricultural Biotechnologist having more than a decade (1994-till date) of experience in manufacturing and marketing of agricultural bio – inputs in Andhra Pradesh. Earlier (1988-1994) he worked as a research scientist in India and abroad. His main area of research was genetic transformations, plant tissue culture and stress metabolism in plants.
He published several research papers in national and international referred journals and he is also a life member of several professional bodies dedicated to agricultural research. He became a first generation entrepreneur in the year 1994 and established a state-of-the-art agri biotech laboratory at Hyderabad, one of the earliest biotech centers ever established in Andhra Pradesh in the private sector. Currently he is heading Sri Bio Group, the group engaged in mass production and marketing of biotechnological products for agriculture, aquaculture, poultry and veterinary. The organization is ISO 9001: 2000 certified for quality management in production of Biological inputs. He is instrumental in registering six bio pesticides for his group with the Government of India, which is first of its kind in the country.
He trained more than 50 M. Sc., Biotechnology and Microbiology post graduates belonging to different Universities in microbial biotechnology with special reference to microbial fermentation and process and guided them in completing their project work for the partial fulfillment of their degrees.
He is the man behind getting the awards for his organization viz., Best New Product Innovation award from FAPCCI for the year 2003-2004 and Best Biotechnology award from AIMO for the Year 2002-2003.National award for outstanding research contributions in the field of Agriculture Biotechnology for the year 2005 from Dept, of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Creativity and Innovation award from All India Management Association for the year 2005 (This award was presented by He, Dr . AP J Abdul Kalam, President of India)
Currently Dr. Reddy is acting as President, Agricultural Bio-inputs Producers Association of Andhra Pradesh and Founder Member of Bio pesticides Research Consortium (BRC), constituted by ICRISAT. He is on the Advisory board of Kakatiya University and Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh for Biotechnology. He is also acting as Director of the groups Research and Development Center, the R&D recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.