Rostow Ravanan has played a pivotal role in the growth and success of Mindtree since inception. As CEO and Managing Director, Rostow is responsible for providing strategic direction and achieving industry-leading growth for Mindtree. He is focused on delivering superior financial performance along with high customer and people satisfaction with a goal to make Mindtree a memorable company.
Previously, he headed the Enterprise Service Lines group and was responsible for growing Mindtree’s European operations across both, existing and new clients. Rostow also served as the Chief Financial Officer for more than 10 years where he was responsible for finance and allied functions. In February 2007, he led Mindtree’s IPO which was amongst the most successful IPOs of the year. He also defined and implemented processes for good governance that led Mindtree to be ranked amongst the Top 25 best governed companies in India. In this role, Rostow has won several industry awards.
Rostow also plays an active role in various industry forums and in Mindtree’s efforts to be a socially responsible corporation.
Prior to Mindtree, Rostow worked with Lucent Technologies as Business Value Manager, responsible for long term strategic planning at Bell Laboratories’ product realization center in India. He started his professional career at KPMG Corporate Finance and specialized in strategy consulting, mergers and acquisitions etc., across various industries. Rostow is an alumni of the Harvard Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.