Chief Operating Officer


Mr. Vikram Annappa is Executive Director, responsible for establishment, operations of Special Economic Zone and industrial estates business vertical at Aequs.

He joined Aequs group since from inception, works closely with the management, business establishments to develop integrated growth support and solutions across Aequs’ group.

Vikram brings over 18 years of experience in the town planning, real estate and industrial cluster development, His operations spanning conceptualization, commercial viability, supply chain, business development and maintenance & operational roles.

Vikram holds a master’s degree in structural engineering and PGC industrial building design and development from the University of Oklahoma-US and has worked in the U.S.


Chief Executive Officer


With over 40 years of work experience, Kishore Rao has essayed diverse leadership roles. As CEO of Aequs Infra, a division of Aequs Group, he assists on various infrastructure development projects including the Koppal Toy Cluster. His responsibilities include the formulation of a strategic growth plan for 2025 and the execution of the same.

A career spanning over two decades, involving 3M Company USA, as the country head for India, Kishore had launched well-known brands like Scotchbrite and Post It for 3M. He also set up the Manufacturing, Engineering and Lab organization in India. As a part of the 3M Leadership team, he played an integral role in setting up operations in India and Sri Lanka.

Other notable achievements involved handling Asia Pacific Operations for QuEST Global Engineering Services, an Engineering Services company with 12,000 employees.

Kishore’s leadership strengths vary from Start-Up, Business Development, Strategy Planning and Operations Excellence across verticals, including Automotive, Telecom, Electrical, Consumer Markets and Engineering Services.

Kishore is a Mechanical Engineer from The University Visveswaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a Leadership Coach with affiliation to the International Coaching Federation. He has represented his company at various forums such as the CII Innovation and Start-Up Initiatives.