MAKING THINGS HAPPEN
A versatile leader known for her transformative initiatives, Ms. Monica Kalluri has strategically ventured into diverse sectors such as education, IT, media and advertising, women’s education and entrepreneurship, and climate change. She has been the driving force behind her successful endeavours.
“SHE BELIEVES THAT LOYALTY AND DEDICATION CAN BE ACHIEVED ONLY BY PLACING
Ms. Monica, an esteemed Harvard University alumna, successfully undertook a Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility program. She obtained her Bachelor of Management from Brunel University and earned her MBA in Strategic Management from London South Bank University. This diverse educational background equips her with a comprehensive skill set, thus making her a valuable asset in the dynamic world of business.
A MULTIFACETED PERSONALITY
Ms. Monica’s intellectual awakening at Harvard, particularly in the sphere of technology, served as a springboard into the thriving IT industry. After returning to India, she immersed herself in this newfound passion by founding her venture, Rylai Technologies. With a partner from NIT Surathkal, she leads a dedicated team committed to innovation in
fintech, AI, mobility, and communication services for defence and education.
Considering the influence of technology on education, Ms. Monica champions personalised learning and the integration of tools like adaptive learning platforms, gamification, and learning analytics. She has carved a niche for herself in media and advertising with Purple Lighting, a company that specialises in branding, lead generation, media solutions, graphic design, and both online & offline marketing.
Additionally, she founded Monica Kalluri Arts, a venture specialising in the dynamic world of media and entertainment. As the founder, she also addresses crucial issues such as Women’s Education, Entrepreneurship, and Climate Change. She has also made significant contributions to the film industry and collaborated on music album productions with renowned artists. She has produced and released various album songs and projects in the entertainment and film industry, her work has reached million of viewers.
PRIORITISING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT
By nurturing employee engagement, Ms. Monica has built a positive workplace culture for boosting productivity and retaining top talents. Drawing inspiration from her father, Dr. KR Paramahamsa’s wisdom, she believes that loyalty and dedication can be achieved only by placing employees first.The leader also acknowledges the crucial role family and loved ones play in helping one achieve ambitious career goals. She firmly holds that neglecting personal relationships can adversely impact one’s mental and emotional well-being.
RESILIENCE AMIDST ADVERSITY
Ms. Monica’s leadership stood out during the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her stellar leadership kept the institution active despite the uncertainties caused by the global health crisis. Throughout this period, she spearheaded initiatives for comprehensive teacher training for a smooth transition to digital teaching.
SCOOPING UP ACCOLADES
Ms. Monica has been honoured with the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the esteemed Times Business Awards 2023. This prestigious award validates her strategic acumen and perseverance throughout her entrepreneurial journey. Additionally, as a participant in the Innovative International Film Awards 2023, she had the distinct honour of representing South Indian cinema on a global stage amidst a confluence of 25 languages and diverse cultural backgrounds.