Winny Patro

Winny Patro

CEO, Andhra Pradesh Innovation Society &
Additional CEO, Andhra Pradesh IT Academy

With his prior experience as an entrepreneur and business consultant, Winny Patro transformed a low performing Govt funded organization into a very high performing in less than one year. He is known for his commendable effort in launching and spearheading a successful initiative called 'LEAP - Look for Employees in Andhra Pradesh' which facilitated in attracting companies to Andhra Pradesh for mutual employment opportunities.

Prior to joining the Govt of Andhra Pradesh, Patro co-founded 3 ventures in digital/e-commerce space and mentored 5+ startup founders. Alongside entrepreneurship, he spearheaded consulting projects in setting up and scaling up of e-commerce businesses for medium-large size retailers in fashion and sport goods.

Besides these, Winny Patro is a passionate coach. He mentors many students in technology, management and entrepreneurship related areas. He is also a Guest faculty on E-commerce & Modern Online Branding/Marketing at Institutes like IIM-Indore (Mumbai Campus), IIIT Gwalior, GSIB, etc

He graduated from IIM Calcutta with 2 year full time MBA along with the certificate of appreciation for providing free consultancy services to NGOs in West Bengal. After IIM-Cal, he joined as Vice President at a market research consulting firm where he signed important MOUs with International chambers of various countries. Prior to MBA, he founded an NGO, Generation Zaagruthi, which works towards developing life skills among under privileged children. He has a degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering with accomplishments in the field of Bio-Medical Instrumentation.S