The founders of the future.
Mr. B. Arogya Reddy
President &Chairman, Saint Mary’s Educational Society
Arogya Reddy is a passionate educationist with over 40 years of educational experience, including building and nurturing educational institutions. A discerning individual who knew the intrinsic difference between mere education and quality education, Arogya Reddy founded Saint Mary’s Educational Society in 1982, beginning with St. Mary’s Junior College, currently based at Basheer Bagh.
Arogya Reddy is the recipient of several awards for excellence as an educationist such as The Best Teacher Award, Best Principal – Junior College Award and the Award for Outstanding Services, among others. A post-graduate in English from Osmania University, he has played several roles in the field of education – as a school teacher, as a lecturer and as a principal, before venturing to be an entrepreneur in the field by laying the foundation of Saint Mary’s Educational Society and the institutions under its auspices.
Y. MARY REDDY
Secretary and Correspondent, St. Mary’s Educational Society
A Telugu Pundit, Mary Reddy started her career as a school teacher in Telugu and went on to become a lecturer in Telugu. A devout Catholic with a profound sense of selfless service, she has been a mentor to the young staff of the institutions under St. Mary’s Educational Society. Always ready with a kind word and a willing shoulder to lean on, Mary Reddy is highly regarded by both the staff and students for her wise counsel. As the Secretary of the Society, she handles administrative and human resources functions.
Mr. B. Mahender Reddy
Chief Executive Officer, Saint Mary’s Educational Society
Mahender Reddy spearheads the Saint Mary’s Educational Society as its CEO, providing leadership and a progressive vision. A graduate in Mechanical Engineering and a post-graduate in Business Administration, Mahender Reddy has followed the footsteps of his father, B. Arogya Reddy, to make education his life’s calling. Mahender Reddy has worked relentlessly to help St. Mary’s College make its mark in the educational sector of the state of Telangana. Under his leadership, St. Mary’s College has become one of the most sought after elite colleges in Hyderabad and has produced outstanding alumni in the fields of education, sports, cinema, business and politics. True to his belief in prioritizing academic excellence, he spends quality time nurturing students so that they are well-rounded and prepared to take on life and their respective careers after completing their education in all institutions under the auspices of Saint Mary’s Educational Society.
Mahender Reddy strongly believes that education only achieves its goal if, by the end of their academic journey, students are able to identify their life’s true calling and pursue it successfully. Mahender Reddy is a part of several think tank initiatives in the field of education. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Skill Development under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. He also was a part of the MLP-FICCI ARISE team that seeks to provide input to the legislators, governmental authorities and educational boards to enable them design policies with regard to safety in schools.
Ms. B. Chaitanya Reddy
Vice President, Saint Mary’s Educational Society
Chaitanya Reddy is a graduate in Microbiology and a post graduate in Business Administration. Ever since she joined Saint Mary’s Educational Society, she has been at the forefront of planning, implementation of publicity, corporate communications and administration for all its institutions. With her keen eye for detail, she took on the responsibility of managing the general administration of the Society and all the campuses of its institutions.Chaitanya Reddy also spearheads all the initiatives at St. Mary’s Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to make education accessible to talented students from a poor financial background by providing scholarships to selected candidates. Keeping this mission in mind, Chaitanya Reddy ensures that children supported by the foundation are assisted in learning well. Chaitanya Reddy is actively involved in this process, right from the selection of students. She regularly meets faculty members to gauge the performance of the students and provides counselling sessions for children who need it. She also ensures that all NGOs who identify and nominate children for scholarships are held accountable through regular meetings and follow up.
J Mathew George
Principal, St. Mary’s College
J Mathew George is an economist by training and an alumnus of the University of Hyderabad and Madras Christian College. He began his career in the field of public policy and then moved to management education and training. Prior to joining St. Mary’s College as Principal, he was an Associate Professor at the ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad, and headed the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development of the ICFAI (Deemed) University, Hyderabad. In the past, he was associated with institutions such as the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, the International Institute of Information Technology and the Environment Protection Training Research Institute, Hyderabad. He is also an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and has visited some of the top Universities in the US, including MIT, Harvard University, Langston University, University of California at San Diego, and New York State University. His areas of academic interest are spread over Education, Economics and Entrepreneurship. He is passionate about teacher-training and keeps a track of the latest developments in education technology. Prof Mathew is also a very popular speaker on topics related to leadership, communication, start-ups, public policy, and higher education, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences, Management Development Programs and Faculty Development Programs organised by many prestigious institutions and organizations. He has also been a mentor to some of the start-ups in Hyderabad and in Bangalore.
Mr. Adapa Gopalakrishna
Chief Financial Officer
Adapa Gopalakrishna joined the infrastructural arm of Saint Mary’s Educational Society as Chief Operating Officer and went on to head it as CEO before moving on to his role as CFO. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and an MBA in Marketing. His career, spanning over 27 years, includes seven years in the Indian Air Force, during which he acquired varied experience in overseeing operations, finance and administration. Having handled medium and large-scale industrial and commercial projects, he has vast experience in a cross-section of infrastructure and construction work including industrial, commercial, institutional, group housing and residential construction projects and telecom infrastructure projects. He has a keen understanding of finance, banking and business management and spearheads strategic planning and growth initiatives of Saint Mary’s Educational Society.