Mr. Appanna is the General Manager at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development's (NABARD) Head office in Mumbai, Maharashtra INDIA. At NABARD while working in various capacities at 06 different States of India in the last three decades, he has interacted in conceptualisation and project formulation leading to project funding with technical input and marketing strategy keeping in view domestic and overseas market demand and supply of crops. He is also being directly involved in identification of potential for future funding programmes and in addition to certain promotional and developmental activities especially in the innovative/ hi-tech areas that are relatively new to Bankers/ Entrepreneurs in India.
He has earlier worked as one of the successful Agricultural Field Officers for a period of six years and three months in Union Bank of India which is one of the premier commercial Banks of India.
He has done his Masters in Agriculture from the University of Agrcultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore, INDIA and also completed a training programme "Advanced project appraisal for Agriculture and Rural Development "from the HARVARD Institute For International Development Harvard, Boston, M A, United States of America.