Conference Videos - Mr Ravi Venkatesan

Host & Knowledge Partner: IIM Bangalore | August 03-04, 2018 | Organized by:

August 3, 2018; 9.30AM-11.30AM

Welcome Address

Mr Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Bank of Baroda


Mr Ravi Venkatesan is a much-respected business leader, author and philanthropist. He is the Chairman of the Board at Bank of Baroda. Mr Venkatesan is the founder of Social Venture Partners India, a pan-India network of philanthropists. He is also a partner at impact investor Unitus Ventures and serves on the board of Rockefeller Foundation. He is the author of an acclaimed book ‘Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere’ published by Harvard Business Publishing.


Mr Venkatesan was the Chairman of Microsoft India between 2004 and 2011. He 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 program which has so far trained over 40 million school children in India. Mr Venkatesan was previously the Chairman of Cummins India and led its transformation into India’s leading provider of engines and power generation solutions. He helped establish the Cummins College of Engineering, India's first engineering college for women, in Pune. He was Co-Chairman of Infosys Ltd. and has served on the boards of Harvard Business School, AB Volvo, Bunge and Thermax.


Mr Venkatesan is a B-Tech from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a recipient of the IIT Bombay’s Distinguished Alumnus Awards and Purdue University's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Awards.


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