Governing Board-backup

Deep Kalra, Chairman,

In 2000, Deep founded MakeMyTrip, India’s leading online travel company. Under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip has become the largest online travel company, as well as the largest e-commerce business in India. The company has been recognized as one of India’s best travel portals. Deep is the Chairman at and a major contributor to the inception and creation of, an industry association which primarily represents the interests of Indian internet companies.

Ravi Mehta, Vice-Chairman,

Ravi Mehta is the Founder of Steadview Capital which he founded in 2009. Steadview is an investment fund focused on Asia, investing in both public and private equity. Steadview has made significant investments in multiple sectors in India and backs several Indian unicorns such as Ola, PolicyBazaar, Nykaa, Lenskart, Dream11, Unacademy and many others. Ravi is the Vice Chairman at and believes in creating a policy and regulatory environment that enables Indian start-ups and unicorns be valued at a global level.

Rameesh Kailasam, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & President

Rameesh Kailasam is the CEO and President of and has been working around key policy and advocacy issues that affect Indian start-ups, founders and investments.

Prior to joining IndiaTech, Rameesh was Managing Director at APCO Worldwide heading the firm's India operations across different sectors on matters of policy and advocacy and investment promotion. Prior to APCO, he served as vice-president for Governmental Programs at IBM for South Asia. He also worked closely on semiconductor fab and solar policies during his stint at Applied Materials. Prior to Applied Materials, he was leading the Oracle-Hewlett Packard e-Governance Center and worked with a number of governments on e-governance and IT policies. He has been involved in the creation of next generation administrative reforms and was actively involved in the set-up and running of the Centre for Good Governance at the Government of Andhra Pradesh wherein he drove various governance reforms in Financial Accountability, Finance, Urban, Rural governance, Health, Education and governance reforms.

Rameesh holds multiple qualifications in Accounting, Finance, Technology, as well as policy and e-governance reforms. He is also the recipient of the ICAI’s CMA’s “National Young Achiever Award” for outstanding contributions in the field of policy and governance reforms. He has authored over 100 policy papers that have been used by various governments in India and abroad and also form part of curriculum in various universities and training modules as part of Civil services training academies.