Ramesh Venkataraman


Mr. Ramesh Venkataraman is an experienced private equity investor and former partner with McKinsey & Company. He runs Avest, a private equity investment firm advising a UAE-based sovereign wealth fund as well as making direct investments in Asia. Current board positions include Wall Street Finance, RAKEZ, Rak Airport, Falcon Technologies, and Pure Data Centers.

Between 2012 & 2016, Mr. Ramesh ran Samena Capital’s Private Equity business with AUM of c. $500m, and served on the firm’s Board, Executive Committee, and Investment committee. He led Samena’s investments into Rak Ceramics, Flemingo, Mahindra Two Wheelers, and Tejas and served on the boards of Rak Logistics and Dynamatic Technologies.

Mr. Ramesh was a Managing Director in London with Bridgepoint Capital, the leading European mid-market buyout firm, prior to which he was a partner with McKinsey & Company’s New York and then Mumbai Offices and lead the firm’s High Tech and Telecom practice for Asia.

Ramesh was educated at Princeton, Oxford, and the Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur.