Mr. Ramesh Vangal is the Chairman of the Katra Group. The Katra Group was co - founded by Ramesh and Katharin Vangal in 2001. The Katra Group is building a footprint across key platforms through both strategic investments, and owned and operated businesses. The Katra Group has built a strategic presence across diverse sectors including wellness, technology, infrastructure & marine logistics, agri businesses, leisure and lifestyle products and services. Ramesh started his career with Procter & Gamble in Geneva, Switzerland. Ramesh was President, Asia Pacific for PepsiCo Foods and also a Member of PepsiCo’s Worldwide Executive Council.
He led PepsiCo’s entry into India, an initiative that became the basis of a Harvard Business School case study and led to his being the first recipient of Pepsi-Cola International’s High Performance Leadership Award in 1992.
Ramesh was invited to serve on the Board of Infosys Technologies Ltd as its first independent and overseas Director in 1997. Prior to founding the Scandent Group, now Cambridge Solutions, Ramesh was the Chairman of Seagram Asia Pacific, (now Pernod Ricard) and part of its global executive board.
Ramesh received his engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and his MBA from the London Business School and became the first Asian to be awarded the school’s “Alumni of the Year” honor in 1996 and currently serves on the Global Advisory Board of London Business School. Ramesh received the ultimate accolade from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai by being honored as its Distinguished Alumnus in 2007.
Ramesh is an avid outdoor enthusiast and has a strong interest in wellness, charity and spirituality.