Ram, widely regarded as one of the pioneering and visionary leaders of the IT industry, is an IIT-Kanpur B.Tech grad and alumnus of IIM-Kolkata. He has also done an advanced management program from Harvard Business School. His vision resulted in the creation of India’s first employee-owned company Wipro e-Peripherals, which was spun-off from Wipro in the year 2000. Prior to that in his 23 years at Wipro, he excelled in leading diverse business units, and played a pivotal role in establishing Wipro’s software business. He led brand building, innovation, and Six Sigma initiatives. He served as the President and an Executive Council Member of the MAIT – an IT Product Promotion body in India.