UACES Facebook LeadAR Class 19 Spotlight: Srinivasa Bande
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LeadAR Class 19 Spotlight: Srinivasa Bande

by Lisa Davis - September 10, 2021

Srinivasa Bande

We want to feature our next LeadAR Class 19 leader Srinivasa Bande.

Bande is the president of SAI Strategic Solutions, Inc. The Little Rock resident is a motivated business leader with 15+ years of progressive experience in project management and business operations. He is a team player dedicated to helping the employees and the other community members to improve their skills and technologies to reach larger goals. Outside the business hours, he likes to stay active with walking, biking, and swimming. In addition, Bande enjoys helping the needy community members personally and through nonprofit organizations. 

We asked him to respond to the following questions.

Why did you apply to the LeadAR program? What motivated you?

I want to improve my communication skills and networking so I can do more community service. I was motivated to participate by previous program participants.

What leadership quality do you admire most in others?

Administration, networking skills and the community service development

What are your top three ingredients necessary for success?

Confidence, motivation, and hard work

What are your top three ingredients necessary for happiness?

Forgiveness, live in present, and be optimistic

Describe your personal leadership style.

Motivate others and provide simple solutions

What is something you hope to gain from your LeadAR experience?

Networking and community service 

How can effective leadership help move the state of Arkansas forward?

Help to improve living standards

You are stranded on a desert island. What are your three MUST HAVE items?

Hope, confidence, and water