Dheeraj Gorukanti is an entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience. Dheeraj is the CEO of Yashoda Group, the holding company, where he is involved in crafting the Group’s culture and defining its future growth opportunities. As the Founder and CEO of Graviti Pharmaceuticals, he drives the company’s vision, strategy and innovation efforts.
He is passionate about shaping the future of two high-impact areas: healthcare and education. With Starof, his vision is to improve productivity on a foundation of talent development. He drives the company’s endeavours in continuously solving the problem of talent matching in a manner that unlocks growth for both companies and professionals.
His areas of expertise include identification of business opportunities after diligent evaluation of risks, developing strategic business plans and roadmaps for implementation, implantation through focussed involvement and building goal-oriented professional teams for managing the operations. In his career, Dheeraj has been instrumental in identifying viable opportunities in several sectors for expansion and diversification and successfully implementing them.
Before Yashoda, he worked for the Boston Consulting Group in their Washington DC office. During his tenure at BCG, he acquired deep insights into the pharmaceuticals, retail and financial services verticals, particularly in the US. Dheeraj has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA degree from Duke University, US.