Ravi Venkatesan

Chairman at Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet

Ravi Venkatesan is the Chairman of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet launched at COP26 with USD10 billion of committed capital to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable energy solutions.

"One of India's best management thinkers by Thinkers50"

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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
  • Green Energy


He presents in English.

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.

Books & Media

  • What The Heck Do I Do With My Life: How To Flourish in Our Turbulent Times
  • Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere

In Detail

He is also UNICEF's Special Representative for Young People and Innovation and the Founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME). He serves on the Boards of Rockefeller Foundation, Hitachi Ltd. Ravi has spent three decades leading organisations across three continents and multiple industries. He is a former Chairman of the Bank of Baroda; he led 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. As Chairman & CEO of Microsoft India, Ravi helped build India into Microsoft's second-largest presence in the world and the most respected multinational company in India. He also served as the Chairman of Cummins India and led its transformation into India's leading provider of engines and power generation solutions.


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.



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