R Venkataramanan (Venkat) is the Managing Trustee of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and is responsible for management and oversight of all the Tata Trusts1. The Tata Trusts are public charities and are the principal shareholder of Tata Sons, the parent company of the Tata group, India’s largest conglomerate.
He has over 20 years business and operations experience in the areas of finance, business support and strategy. For several years, he was Executive Assistant to Mr Ratan Tata, the former Chairman of the Tata group.
Prior to his association with Mr Tata, Venkat was Head of Business Support at the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit based in Doha. He had also worked in Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited, Mumbai (VSNL), now known as Tata Communications and the Gujarat State Finance Corporation based in Ahmedabad.
Venkat is a science graduate and has done his MBA from the Sri Satya Sai University. He is also a law graduate from Mumbai University and has completed his Advance Management Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School.
He is a member of the Board of Air Asia India Private Limited, and is a Trustee of several Tata Trusts and Foundations.
1Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and Allied Trusts, Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Allied Trusts