Ravi Venkatesan is the Chairman of Bank of Baroda and co-Chairman of Infosys.
As Chairman of Microsoft India between 2004-11, Venkatesan helped build India into Microsoft’s second-largest presence in the world. He was instrumental in creating Microsoft India’s Project Shiksha, a computer literacy programme which has so far trained over 40 million school children in India.
Venkatesan was previously the Chairman of Cummins India and led its transformation into India’s leading provider of engines and power solutions. He helped establish the Cummins College of Engineering, India’s first engineering college for women, in Pune.
He is also the founder Chairman of Social Venture Partners India, a partner at Unitus Seed Fund and a fund advisor at Kalaari Capital. Ravi serves on the boards of Rockefeller Foundation, and several advisory Boards.
He is the author of an acclaimed book Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere. Venkatesan brings a wealth of experience in corporate leadership, globalisation, innovation and private sector approaches to social change in addition to a deep understanding of the political economy of India.
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