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March 11-13, 2001  |  The Taj West End Hotel  |  Bangalore, India

Mr. Ramesh Venkataram

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 and India.

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.





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