Mr. Rele has held several senior level corporate positions, most recently as Managing Director and CEO of Aplab Limited, a publicly listed company manufacturing professional electronic and test equipment.
Mr. Rele’s previous experience related to managing a competitive electronic component manufacturing activity for the global market out of the free trade zone in Mumbai. He has traveled extensively worldwide in search of customers, suppliers and also business alliance partners.
He has been instrumental as a turn-around specialist and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in building organizations to perform at world-class levels. He has also served as independent consultant advising smaller companies to achieve global competitiveness.
Mr. Rele has played a significant role in the Alumni movement of IIT and serves on the Advisory Council of IIT-Bombay. He also is a Director on the IIT Bombay Alumni Association. He was conferred with The Distinguished Services Award in the year 2000 for his work with IIT and subsequently awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award (in 2002) in recognition of the contributions he has made to the Electronics industry.
Mr. Rele earned his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Bombay (1969). Subsequently, he obtained a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia , USA (1972), before returning back to India to begin his professional career.