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Velamuri, Sita Ramakrishna

Professor of Entrepreneurship;
Chengwei Ventures Chair in Entrepreneurship, CEIBS

Sita Ramakrishna (Rama) Velamuri is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Chengwei Ventures Chair in Entrepreneurship at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He previously taught for four years at the IESE Business School. He has carried out assignments in the area of entrepreneurship faculty development for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the National Entrepreneurship Network India. He received his BCom degree from the University of Madras, MBA from IESE Business School and PhD from the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. Rama has two main areas of research focus: i) the relationship between the ethical behaviors of entrepreneurs and their ability to mobilize stakeholder support; and ii) the relationship between business model innovations and firm growth. His research has been published in academic and practitioner journals. Rama has six years’ experience as a manager in a large European manufacturing company, and eight years’ experience as a consultant to US, Indian and Spanish clients. He has experience as an investor, board member and advisor to entrepreneurial companies.

  •  2003   PhD, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, USA
  •  1985   MBA, IESE Business School, Spain
  •  1983   B. Com, University of Madras, India
  •  The role of values in the creation of value;
  •  Opportunity recognition, evaluation, and exploitation;
  •  Characteristics and processes of high growth organisations
  •  Entrepreneurship
  •  Negotiation
  •  Business Ethics
The European Business Review - Oct 13, 2017: Important Lessons for Social Entrepreneurs
The Global Times - Mar 26, 2017: India Talent Pool can Help Drive China’s Growth
Harvard Business Review - Mar 24, 2017: Being an Ethical Business in a Corrupt Environment
The Global Times - Nov 8, 2016: How China-India Trade can Rise to $500 Billion
Corporate Governance - Jul 15, 2016: Chinese vs. Western Governance Practices
Journal of Private Equity - May 13, 2016: Why is Apple investing US$1 Billion in China’s Didi Chuxing?
The Economist Intelligence Unit - Apr 28, 2016: Corporate Venture Capital Funds