“I believe that the wellbeing of a society is directly proportional to the level of education of its citizenry. Education is one of the primary equalizers in society. My objective is to use my over 50 years of global business, academic and entrepreneurial experience and the power of ReachOut, (also developed by WisdomStars) to create a robust “worldwide wisdom industry”.
-Ramesh (Ram) Pant
President & CEO, WisdomStars
1958, Ramesh Pant on his way from Nepal to the United States entering the Mediterranean Sea from the Suez Canal.
2016, overlooking the Charles River from his residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Ram Pant’s — Background & Experience
Early Years: Ram came to United States from Nepal in 1958. He received electrical engineering degrees from Michigan State University and Northwestern University and later a business degree from the Krannert School at Purdue University.
Industry Experience: During his in excess of 50 year career, he worked for large US corporations like Xerox Corporation, Gould, AM International and Compugraphic Corporation (A Division of Agfa Graphics).
Consulting & Academic Experience: (1) Ram consulted with State Street Consultants in Boston Massachusetts for two years. He was an Assistant Professor in the Business Division at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts for 5 years.
Entrepreneurial Experience: In 1994, Ram established an independent agency for Wipro Ltd. of India to provide software services to US corporations in New England. At the time Wipro had only one account in the US. He put together a group of six consultants. He secured the following accounts for Wipro:
During the 8-year period (1994 – 2002) his team generated $104 Million of consulting sales for Wipro.
•Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
•United Technologies – Otis Division
•United Technologies – Research Division
•Farmers Insurance (A California Account)
Wipro had only one account in the United States when Ram started representing Wipro. Wipro was able to use as references the accounts Ram’s team procured for them. Many of Wipro’s prospects from Japan and Europe visited Ram’s accounts.
Today Wipro’s revenue is in excess of $7.5 Billion.