Dr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra, CBE Regional media startup Tech In Asia is close to raising as much as $6 million in new funding.
A visionary entrepreneur, an experienced engineer, a seasoned business leader, futurist and philanthropist, Dr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra is the founder, executive director and guiding light of Foresight group; a multi-million dollar global conglomerate with businesses as diverse as shipping services, offshore drilling, shoe component manufacturing, fine dining and branded consumer retail.
A qualified marine engineer from reputed Calcutta marine engineering collage, Dr. Ravi K Mehrotra started his career as a marine engineering officer with Shipping Corporation of India Limited in 1964 and soon rose up to the prestigious rank of chief engineer and then managing director of company’s international joint ventures before starting his own enterprise.
He founded Foresight Group on 4th September, 1984 and remained at the helm of affairs for over 30 years. A time during which he consolidated group’s strengths and value that enabled it to evolve into a diversified, socially responsible and successful global conglomerate
In 2006, Dr. Mehrotra chose to pass on the baton of group’s professional management to his chief executive officer and took up the role of executive chairman of Foresight Group.
Dr. Ravi. K. Mehrotra has received the titular Honor of the Commander of British Empire from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth –II and still holds the keys to the city of London. Currently he is the chairman of European Indian Chamber of Commerce, a visiting faculty of the Cambridge Academy of Transport and a coveted speaker at international conferences on issues of shipping and business. He had also help several honorary position including Director of Commonwealth Business Council, board member of DNV and ABS class societies.
Dr. Mehrotra has also received Lloyd’s list and Seatrade lifetime achievement awards for his significant and lasting contribution to the international maritime and shipping industry.