Shri Ramanan Ramanathan is the Former (First) Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission and Additional Secretary at Niti Aayog – responsible for launch and establishment of 10000+ Atal Tinkering Labs, 75 Atal Incubators, 19 Atal Community Innovation Centres, 56 Atal New India Challenge Startups, 6000+ Mentors of Change nationwide, 40+ Corporate and International partnerships of AIM. Ramanan was the MD and CEO of CMC Limited during 2004-2017. He served as the Senior Vice President of Tata Consultancy Services (1981-2021). He is the Board member of UNNATI, Samshiksha GOI initiatives, Board Chairman of NZTE Beachhead advisory, Board Member of Indo US Science and Technology Forum. Ramanan is also the Board member of Indo Israel Inovation Forum and Former Member of Tata Group Innovation Forum (TGIF). He is also the former Board member of Tata Business support services. He graduated from IIT Bombay BTECH EE in 1981. He is a Harvard Business School Alumni (HBS AMP187), accredited in Sustainability Leadership by Cambridge University and has a Hon Doctorate awarded by Gujarat Law Society. Ramanan was awarded the 2019 National Digitalist of the year by SAP-MINT, the 2020 Outstanding National Public Service Award by Confederation of MSME. He received most “Valueable CEO awards” from Businessworld India twice in a row, Asia Outstanding CEO award from CMO Asia, Singapore, Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani and Indira Gandhi Sadhbhavana awards.