Vice Chairman, TSCHE & Senior Professor, School of Management Studies & Coordinator, Technology Business Incubator Project, (DST, Govt.of India) University of Hyderabad
Prof.Venkata Ramana holds a M.B.A. and Doctoral degree in Management and received advanced training at IIIEE, Sweden and IC2 Institute, University of Texas. He is the senior most Professor at School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad with over 30 years experience across different sectors spanning academics, industry and board level positions at State Bank of Hyderabad, SBH (4 years) and India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL- Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India (3 years).
He served earlier at Institute of Public Enterprise, Mahindra Nissan Alwyn Ltd, Osmania University and joined University of Hyderabad in 1999 where he served as Dean for more than seven years and held many senior level academic and administrative positions. He has extensively worked in the area of innovation, incubation and Entrepreurship and was the founder of the TBI (Technology Business Incubator) @ University of Hyderabad. His research interests include General Management, Corporate Governance & Strategy, Marketing and Strategic Management.
He also served as visiting Professor at San Diego State University, University of New Orleans, USA, Mahasarakham University, Thailand and delivered many lectures in National University of Singapore and leading Universities in India and abroad. Received many Honours and prestigious Awards and nominated to various Committees of National bodies like UGC/AICTE/University Court/Boards of Studies. Adjudged as "Best Professor in Marketing" in Singapore 2012 by CMO Asia. He was also Member, Academic Court and Finance Committee, Central University of Rajasthan and Sikkim Central University in addition to being Member of Boards of Studies of several Universities in India.
Prof. Venkata Ramana had the distinction of being chosen to accompany the Hon’ble President of India on a official visit to China during May 24-25’ 2016 and was also been invited as "Observer" for the launch of Smart model village at Rashtrapati Bhavan on July 2nd 2016. In August, 2017 he was appointed as Vice-Chairman of TSCHE by Govt. of Telangana. Appointed as "National Expert" by Asian Productivity Organisation, Japan (2017-19) and also invited as Special invitee, CII – Telangana Executive Council. He has authored 10 books and published over 40 scholarly articles in National and International journals and is a popular speaker at various National and International Conferences.