Project Description

Ravi Venkatesan

Ravi is UNICEF’s Special Representative for Young People & Innovation and also the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME) , a coalition which aims to create 10m local entrepreneurs in India and Africa by 2030.

Ravi is a former Chairman of the Bank of Baroda ; between 2015-18, he oversaw the turnaround of India’s second largest public sector bank. As a board member then Co-Chairman of Infosys Ltd., he helped steer the company through a challenging set of transitions. Prior to this, as Chairman of Microsoft India, Ravi helped build India into Microsoft’s second-largest presence in the world. He was previously the Chairman of Cummins India and led its transformation into India’s leading provider of engines and power generation solutions. Ravi has served on the boards of Harvard Business School, AB Volvo, Bunge and Thermax and is a Trustee of Rockefeller Foundation.