Principal, McKinsey & Company
Ramesh Venkataraman is a partner in McKinsey & Company's Mumbai
Office. Ramesh leads McKinsey's practice serving IT, telecommunications,
media, and e-commerce clients in India.
His clients range across India's "new economy" landscape
and include internet service providers, portals, B2B e-commerce
ventures, telecom players, and venture capitalists. For example,
he is currently helping to launch an ISP and internet training business
and a personal e-services platform. He is also assisting telecom
players take advantage of market liberalisation by developing growth
strategies in long distance, datacomm, and infrastructure services.
At the end of last year, Ramesh co-lead McKinsey's work for Nasscom,
and has subsequently been involved in strategy and organisation
engagements with major software services companies.
Prior to moving to India in January 2000, Ramesh was a partner
in McKinsey's New York office where he focused on serving telecom,
electronics, and e-commerce companies. His clients included one
of the world's leading internet companies, several hi-tech venture
capitalists, and local and long-distance telecom service providers.
He also led McKinsey's relationship with a major communications
systems for over 3 years.
Ramesh is author of several articles on strategy theory and various
aspects of software services, telecommunications, and e-commerce.
He is also a regular speaker at high technology forums in the US
Before joining McKinsey in August 1992, Ramesh worked for the Economist
Intelligence Unit in New York and for the United Nations Development
Program in the Philippines.
Ramesh has a B.n Tech in electronics and communications engineering
from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), an M. Phil.
In International Relations from Oxford University, and an M.P.A.
with distinction in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University's
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.