Professor Rao Bhamidimarri is currently a Director of the multi-national company Purico Group, based in Nottingham. He is also the President of the Institute of Advanced Research, Gandhinagar. Previously he was the Chief Executive of the South Bank Academies trust and he was the Vice-President (Development) at London South Bank University. He is a passionate advocate of a vertically integrated education system that is student-led and is strongly committed to fostering confidence and enterprise in students through innovative curriculum and learning structure.
He has extensive senior leadership and governance experience, having been a strategic leader and manager in higher education senior management experience in higher education sector in the UK and New Zealand. He also has considerable experience in governance with international associations, schools and colleges.
Professor Bhamidimarri is researcher of international standing with a strong record of research and industrial innovation in environmental engineering, having developed and implemented large scale environmental technology solutions in industry. He edited/co-edited several international peer reviews journals and books. He is an honorary Professor of five universities in China, including Harbin Institute of Technology, a top 10 university in China.