Dr. Venkat Srinivasan named Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
The American India Foundation (AIF) today announced the appointment of Dr. Venkat Srinivasan as Vice Chair of its Board of Directors. Dr. Srinivasan is Chairman and CEO of RAGE Frameworks, which he also founded. Venkat has also incubated several ventures in addition to Rage including BrightLeaf, EnglishHelper, Teranode, and Corporate Fundamentals. Previously, Venkat was the founding CEO of eCredit.com. Prior to founding eCredit.com in 1992, Venkat served as an Associate Professor at Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Business in Boston, MA.
Having started his professional career as a public accountant, he completed his doctoral work related to implications of knowledge-based technology for credit and working capital, and is an expert in knowledge-based systems architectures, computational linguistics and natural language processing. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and 2 edited volumes to his credit. His research has appeared in a number of prestigious academic and practitioner journals including the Journal of Finance, Management Science, Financial Management, European Journal of Operations Research, and others as well as business and news publications such as The Wall Street Journal. Venkat holds several patents related to flexible technology architectures. He is the author of a forthcoming book later in 2014 titled, The Intelligent Enterprise in the Era of BigData, to be published by Wiley.
Venkat and his wife, Pratima, are stalwarts in the community. In addition to being a long time supporter, Trustee, then Board member of AIF, he is also a Trustee of BUILD, a non-profit organization focusing on entrepreneurship to propel low-income students through high school to college success in the U.S. He is also a Trustee and former Board member of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, a former Board member of TiE Boston [The Indus Entrepreneur]
Venkat joins current Vice Chair Pradeep Kashyap and Chair Lata Krishnan on the AIF Board leadership, both co-founders of the organization in 2001.
About the American India Foundation:
The American India Foundation is committed to catalyzing social and economic change in India and building a lasting bridge between the United States and India through high-impact interventions in education, livelihoods, public health, and leadership development, with a particular emphasis on empowering girls and women to achieve gender equity. Working closely with local communities, AIF partners with NGOs to develop and test innovative solutions and with governments to create and scale sustainable impact. Founded in 2001 at the initiative of President Bill Clinton, AIF has impacted the lives of more than 1.9 million of India’s poor and aims to reach 5 million by 2018. Learn more at www.AIF.org
Drew Foxman, Senior Director, AIF