Naren Velu

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Naren Velu

President & CEO - Tucson, Arizona

Naren founded Astra in 2007 to focus on the IFS market and has since grown the Astra team into a well-respected unit and valuable partner for IFS North America. He brings over 20 years of ERP systems experience to the company. After graduating with a master’s degree in systems and industrial engineering from the University of Arizona, he started developing and implementing ERP system functionality for several companies, including IFS. At IFS he held positions as software designer and developer within R&D, North America manager of the localization team, and product manager. Naren also holds an MBA from the Eller College, University of Arizona.

Naren lives in Tucson, AZ, where he is active in the local business community. He serves on the board of a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Parkinson’s disease, assisting with fundraising and board management activities. An avid outdoor person, he enjoys hiking, biking, tennis, and golf.