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Ganesh Betanabhatla
board director
Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Ramas Capital Management

Ganesh Betanabhatla is the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Ramas Capital Management (“Ramas”), an energy focused investment firm based in Houston, Texas. Prior to Ramas, Betanabhatla was a Managing Director at Talara Capital Management (“Talara”), a New York and Houston based investment firm, where he helped to lead the firm’s private investments in the oil and gas sector. Prior to joining Talara, Betanabhatla was a Vice President on the energy investment team at Pine Brook Road Partners, where he primarily focused on the firm’s investments in the E&P sector, as well as an investment professional on the energy investment team at CCMP Capital Advisors. Betanabhatla started his career as a member of the natural resources investment banking team at J.P. Morgan Securities.

Betanabhatla currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, a member of the Columbia College Fund Development Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia College Young Leaders Council as well as Chairman Emeritus of the Columbia College Young Alumni Fund Advisory Board. Betanabhatla is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia College Alumni Association. 

Betanabhatla is a Board Director of Upwardly Global, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating employment barriers for skilled immigrants and integration of this population into the U.S. professional workforce. In addition, Betanabhatla is a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston chapter of the American Enterprise Institute’s Enterprise Club and a member of the Vanguard Chapter of the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute.

By appointment of the Office of the Mayor of Houston, Betanabhatla served on the Gulf Coast Work Force Development Board from 2012 to 2013. The Gulf Coast Work Force Development Board serves 13 counties in the Houston-Galveston region and is the largest of the 28 Work Force Development Boards in Texas. The Board is majority comprised of private sector members and oversees the delivery of employment services, education and training to the constituents of the Houston-Galveston area, affecting 125,000 businesses and 5.7 million residents.

In 2012, Betanabhatla was selected by the Atlantic Council to join the Young Atlanticist NATO Working Group and in 2014 was selected by the Foreign Policy Initiative to join the New York Leaders Program. In 2014, Betanabhatla was recognized by Forbes as one of the top “30 Under 30” professionals in “Finance” in the US and as one of the top “20 Under 40” in “Energy Finance” in the US by Oil & Gas Investor. 

Mr. Betanabhatla holds a B.A. in Economics & Political Science from Columbia University. 

Betanabhatla resides in Houston, Texas.