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Ravi Venkatesan

Former Chairman of Microsoft India and Cummins India. Board Member at Rockefeller Foundation, Infosys and Strand Lifesciences

Ravi Venkatesan is a Director on the Board of AB Volvo and Infosys Ltd. and a member of the Advisory Boards of Harvard Business School and Purdue University. He is the former Chairman of Microsoft India. Under his leadership from 2004-2011, India became Microsoft's second largest and one of its fastest growing geographies. He was recently voted the Most Influential MNC CEO for 2011 by the Economic Times.

"One of the most influential pioneers of the Indian technology Industry"

Ravi Venkatesan

In detail

Prior to joining Microsoft, Ravi worked for over sixteen years with Cummins Inc, the world leader in engines and related technologies. As Chairman of Cummins India Limited, he oversaw the transformation of Cummins into the leading provider of power solutions and the largest manufacturer of automotive engines in the country. He is an Advisor to Raymond Ltd. and Bunge Inc. He has contributed frequently to the Harvard Business Review; some of his articles include, "Strategic Sourcing - to Make or Not to Make" and "Cummins Engine Flexes its Factories". Ravi was awarded Purdue University's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award for the year 2011.

What he offers you

Ravi takes a highly customised approach to each presentation he delivers, ensuring a topical focus for each client that is unique, conversational and an excellent tie-in with the overall event. Besides sharing the challenges and successes of Microsoft India he advises audiences on a wide range of business topics especially the emergence of new technologies.

How he presents

Ravis' highly personalised, unforgettable presentations are memorable insights into his unique viewpoint of the technology industry. He is a fascinating speaker who inspires audiences around the globe.


He presents in English.

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  • Leadership Strategies
  • Surviving Success: Breaking Through the Next Growth Barrier
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Mind-set: How to Succeed in India
  • Doing Well by Doing Good
  • New Technologies


  • 2012
    Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere


  • Voted as one of India's best management thinkers by Thinkers50

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