Naren Velu

President & CEO – Astra Canyon Group

Building on more than 25 years of ERP industry and management experience, Naren is responsible for creating and implementing the vision, strategy and direction for the Astra Canyon Group. His diverse background enables him to understand the big picture as well as the technical details involved in successful digital transformation efforts based on ERP implementations.

Naren was the Founder, President and CEO of Astra, Inc., one of IFS’ top partners in North America since 2008. He built a strong consulting team focused on providing high quality end-to-end IFS implementation services. He also spearheaded the conceptualization and adoption of FastAP for IFS — a pioneering product in the IFS ecosystem with a strong roster of happy clients.

Naren holds a Master’s in Systems & Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, India. He earned an MBA specializing in Finance, Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona.