Glocalink Singapore Pte Ltd., is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Ravikrishna Ramanujam (hereinafter, Ravi) as the new Managing Director beginning from 1st June 2021. At this timing, Mr. Kelvin Ong resigned from the position of Managing Director to pursue his personal passion & interests.
Ravi joined Leave a Nest Singapore in November 2019. He has a Masters Degree in Biochemistry & a Ph.D in Life Sciences from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During his Ph.D he studied intracellular signalling during host-pathogen interactions, using rice blast disease as a model. Prior to joining Leave a Nest Singapore, Ravi also worked as a Research Fellow at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory for 5 years, where he studied cell fate specification using C. elegans as a model.
Ravi is passionate about emerging technologies, innovations, entrepreneurship support & impact investing. He strongly believes in making evidence based decisions and is always on the look out for innovative solutions addressing current unmet & societal needs which are not only frugal but also environmentally sustainable.
Professionally, his Ph.D. has helped him hone his analytical & problem solving skills, while his experience as a research fellow helped him develop stakeholder engagement, project management, leadership, organisational & people management skills. Having worked in a multi-cultural environment, he considers his ability to, communicate articulately, collaborate across disciplines & work cohesively in a team as his strengths.
His goal is to lead a team of like minded individuals to work towards promoting Glocalink Singapore as a front runner in Singapore for venture support and investments in ASEAN region, for Agri & Food Tech startups interested in expanding into Japan.