Proven General Manager with P&L responsibilities and multi-region exposure in highly complex hierarchical and high pressured environments with focus on timely delivery of business objectives. Successful track record of turning around businesses and taking start-ups from ground zero to multi million dollar businesses in a short period of time. Serial Entrepreneur with two exits to Bertelsmann AG (NetworkPlay 2012) and SVG Media (PlatformPlay 2014) and a parked business with @VelfieApp. Highly accomplished leader with phenomenal team building capabilities including attracting best talent and retaining the same across Engineering, Product, Sales, Business Development, Partnerships/Alliances, Marketing and Finance. Action oriented strategist with a drive for Innovation in cross-functional environment with exposure in Digital Media, Advertising and Consumer Facing Internet businesses.
Multiple award winner, networker, key note speaker and angel investor in early stage internet businesses.
Ram is a successful serial entrepreneur. He founded NetworkPlay & PlatformPlay, former was sold to Bertelsmann AG Germany in 2012 creating tremendous value for his investors and employees. He also acquired and integrated SeventyNine.Mobi (A Mobile Ad-Network) with NetworkPlay. His last venture, VelfieApp though had traction didn't scale to heights for fruitful monetisation and so is now parked.Ram was last SVP at JIO, India's largest greenfield telecom startup by Reliance where he was incharge of digital marketing for LYF and JIO.
Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures he has held leadership roles with IbiboAds, Yahoo India, Tribal DDB, Madison Communications, Jobsahead (a Monster WW Company), Encore Events, Microland and Indian Express across markets in India, South East Asia and The US.
He has been instrumental in bringing LinkedIn, ad:tech, iMedia & TechCrunch into India through various JVs.
He is an alum of Harvard Business School.