Late Dr. Y. V. S. S. Murty was the founder chairperson of Alkali Metals. He holds a M.Sc. (Tech.) degree in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University and Doctor of Science (Chemical Engineering) from Atlantic International University, USA. He had fellow memberships in reputed institutes like Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (London). He had almost six decades of experience in chemical industry. He started Alkali Metals Limited in 1968 as a joint venture with APIDC. Within the next few years; he shaped the company to its current position with specific thrust on Sodium Derivatives, Pyridine Derivatives and Fine Chemicals, which are being used in different industries.