Chairman, Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet
Ravi Venkatesan is the Chairman of The Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) launched at COP26 with USD10 billion of committed capital to accelerate investment in green energy transitions and renewable energy solutions. 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 was the Chairman of Microsoft India, Bank of Baroda and Cummins India and served as a co-chairman of Infosys Ltd. He is an Alum of IIT Bombay and Harvard Business School. Ravi is the author of ‘What The Heck Do I Do With My Life: How To Flourish in Our Turbulent Times’ and Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere. He was voted as one of India’s best management thinkers by Thinkers50 and as Microsoft’s Alumni Hero 2020.
He holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, a Masters in Engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from Harvard Business School.