Ravi Rajagopal (chair)

Ravi Rajagopal

Chair of The Board of Catalyst Housing Limited

Member of: Investment Committee and Remuneration and Succession Planning Committee

Ravi brings with him a wealth of commercial experience, and a great passion for charitable work and social improvement. He supports many charities including the Science Museum foundation in London where he is a trustee. Ravi is also chair of a project on behalf of the Indian government that builds and runs childcare centres across north India. It provides nutrition and healthcare for 60,000 children, with a three-year plan to increase this to 160,000. Ravi’s 35-year career includes 19 years with Diageo plc, a British multinational beverage company that operates in more than 180 countries and produces in over 140 sites around the world. His core skills in finance, and control and risk have been developed over a career working in senior roles in strategy and management. As a qualified chartered accountant, Ravi has lectured at Oxford University and Imperial College. Ravi is also currently chair of Fortis Healthcare, India’s second largest listed entity in hospitals and diagnostics with 23,000 employees, including 5,000 doctors. He is also an independent director and audit chair of Airtel Africa plc, Africa’s second largest telecoms company, with a turnover of £3 billion, as well as serving on the board of Vedanta ltd, a diversified mining company.

Declarations of interest

NameRavi Rajagopal
Are you a member of any boards / committees outside of Catalyst?Airtel Africa Plc. UK – Audit Chair, Independent Director

SRL Limited – Chairman, Independent Director

Fortis Healthcare Limited – Chairman, Independent Director

Vedanta Resources Ltd – Audit Chair, Independent Director

JM Financial Singapore Pte Ltd – Chairman, Non-Executive Director

Pratham, UK – Board Member

Fortis Hospitals Limited – Independent Director

Fortis Malar Hospitals Limited – Independent Director

Are there any other companies or organisations where you or your close connections are an owner, major shareholder or have a management interest?BUPA – Association Member

Science Museum Foundation – Trustee

Gopalapuram Education Society – Trustee