Board Of Directors
Ram is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras and holds an M.S.E.E. degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin. He has over 40 years of experience in Silicon Valley in the areas of design, manufacturing and marketing of various integrated circuits (ICs). He has successfully started several semiconductor design companies and sold them to larger companies in the last 18 years.
His ventures included Lotus Designs Corp., Silicon Logic and Startech Semiconductor, all of which were based in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting his first company in 1982, he worked as a Section Manager at American Microsystems in Santa Clara, California. He was responsible for designing the world’s first DSP chip. Ram has extensive experience in sub-contracting manufacturing needs of semiconductors and marketing these products worldwide. His customer list included major PC manufacturers such as Compaq Computers and communication technology companies such as Nokia Systems out of Finland.
Poornima Shenoy is the Founder and CEO of Latitude Edutech. She has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur and industry executive.
Earlier she had been the founding President of the India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and was a member of its Executive Council for over six years. She has been actively involved in creating a brand for India in electronics and semiconductors on a global arena.
She has been a successful entrepreneur and has seen her company’s acquisition by an international venture fund. Poornima had worked with NASSCOM and the Manipal Group in a senior management capacity prior to ISA.
Poornima has also been part of governmental committees and is an invited speaker at both national and international seminars. She has been awarded the prestigious Chevening Scholarship for Women in Leadership & Management by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She was co-founder of the group Women in Business and Technology (WBT) which later merged with eMERG.
She is mentor at National Entrepreneurship Network NEN and with the Founder Institute India.
K. V. Ramana
Mr. K.V. Ramana is a Metallurgical Engineer (B. Tech) from I.I.T. Madras and a Post Graduate in Business administration (PGDBA) from I.I.M. Ahmedabad. His Professional career spans 40 years, of which 30 years has been in various manufacturing industries with Senior Management responsibilities. His last corporate assignment has been as CFO of Nile Limited where he also held the responsibilities for the Non-Ferrous division of Nile Limited as the COO. He has extensive experience in International Trading of Metals.
Currently he is an independent Management Consultant with special focus on Project and Operations Management.
Mr. Seetha Ramam Voleti is a result oriented professional with an experience of over 28 years corporate Banking Industry and Global Forex Treasury. Mr. Seetha Ramam Voleti has wide experience in Foreign Exchange Treasury of a large Public Sector Bank in India and at London Treasury.
Prior to MosChip, Mr. Seetha Ramam Voleti was associated with Techwave as Director of Techwave Infotech Pvt Ltd. He has played key roles in the M&A activities for the organization. During his tenure with Techwave he successfully completed acquisitions in India, UK, US, Hungary, Singapore. Mr. Seetha Ramam strong technical skills include Foreign Exchange Currency Trading, Raising funds – medium and long term Notes.
Mr.G.Prasad is a Commerce Graduate and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is a partner in a leading firm of Chartered Accountants at Hyderabad. He has over 34 years of professional experience in audit and taxation matters of medium and large companies, banks and financial institutions. He is on the Board of Ventureast Trustee Company Private Limited.
Martino has over 30 years of experience in the high-tech industry, having served in various global executive management roles successfully turning around underperforming companies and also growing healthy technology companies in the consumer electronics, communications, automotive and computing markets. Currently, Martino is currently active in the high-tech industry by advising companies and serving on company Boards.
Most recently, Martino was the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director of Silicon Image Inc. until it was acquired by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation in 2015. During his more than five year tenure, Silicon Image transformed from multi-year revenue declines to become a profitable and with high gross margin.
Prior to Silicon Image, Martino was a Board Member in SAI Technology, Inc., a privately held company. Prior to SAI, Martino was the CEO and Board Member of Cornice Inc., a privately held company.
Martino also held the position of COO at Zoran Corporation. Martino also served at National Semiconductor in four different countries during a nearly 14 years. This included positions at its headquarters in Silicon Valley, Japan, China and Australia.
Martino holds a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Digital Communications from Monash University, Clayton in Australia.