In a career spanning over two and a half decades, Rao has handled leadership roles in the infrastructure space and delivered various multi-billion-dollar projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Australia and Myanmar. Some of his internationally renowned projects include UOB Plaza and Suntec City in Singapore, Bintan Beach International Resort in Indonesia, MUSE SEZ in Myanmar and Springfield City in Australia. During his stint in India, Rao led the operations of Jurong International as CEO and has developed massive projects such as ITPL & IT Corridor, Bengaluru, Sree City near Chennai, Mahindra World City and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
Rao holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and an additional degree in International Construction Management and Marketing from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is the recipient of the National Science & Technology Board and Guthrie Gold Medals in Singapore.