Mr. Ravi Venkatesan is the founder Non- Executive Chairman of Social Venture Partners India, a national network of philanthropists addressing social problems through venture philanthropy. Ravi is a Venture Partner at impact investor Unitus Seed Fund and serves on the boards of Rockefeller Foundation, Infosys Ltd, and Strand Lifesciences. He is the author of an acclaimed book "Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere" published by Harvard Business Review.
Prior to this, as Chairman of Microsoft India between 2004 and 2011, Ravi helped build India into Microsoft's second-largest presence in the world.
Ravi has a BS from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He was voted as one of India's best management thinkers by Thinkers50.