Prof. Venkata Ramana is currently The Coordinator of Technology Business Incubation Project, University of Hyderabad. He has been with the School of Management, University of Hyderabad since its inception in 1999 and was the former Dean there. Dr. Venkata Ramana holds a Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Business Management and has over two and half decades of professional experience spanning academics, research, industry and consultancy.
His thesis was awarded a Gold Medal by Osmania University and he is also the recipient of the Rotary International Award in 1998 to visit Italy as part of the Group Study Exchange programme. He has also been awarded the prestigious AICTE Career Award for Young Teachers in 1999 given by All India Council for Technical Education. In 2007 he was invited by the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) to deliver a talk on “Developing A.P as a World Class Education Hub” at Washington, USA and by San Diego State University and National University of Singapore, to explore possibilities of academic cooperation. In 2012 he was adjudged as the “Best Professor in Marketing” by CMO Asia.
He served as Director, State bank of Hyderabad (2008-12) and in February ’ 2012 he has been appointed by the Ministry of Finance, Govt.of India as Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFCL) a fully owned Govt of India Enterprise for a period of three years. In 2013, he has been appointed as the Member of the first Academic Court of Central University of Rajasthan by the Hon’ble President of India for a period of three years.
His areas of research interests are Marketing Management and Strategy, Corporate Governance and Environmental Management and approaches and strategies for making India a Global Educational Hub and Technology Business Incubation.