Mr. Rao has over 43 years of professional experience in the fields of Architecture and Planning. His long term professional association with KEO spanning over 35 years included several major and prestigious projects in Kuwait, UAE and Qatar. Prior to joining KEO he was a Participating Associate at the Mandala Collaborative in Tehran, Iran. He also worked with Utopian Architect Yona Friedman in Paris, France and with Prof Luigi Cosenza in Naples, Italy.
He joined KEO as a Senior Architect and worked through the ranks, holding positions of Project Manager and Deputy Director of Design and Planning. In 1994 he was appointed as the Vice President, Design and Planning Division, which included over 70 multi-disciplinary professionals in Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, Structural, HVAC, Plumbing/Fire Protection, Electrical Engineering and Quantity Surveying Sections. His responsibilities included administration the Division and coordination of various design projects from inception to completion. Mr. Rao currently holds the position of Vice President, Corporate Marketing.