The WISE Awards


Mr. Ramji Raghavan

Position: Founder Chairman, Agastya International Foundation, The Lab on a Bike
Country: India

Founder and Chairman of Agastya International Foundation, Mr Ramji Raghavan leads the world's largest hands-on Mobile Education Program for economically disadvantaged children and teachers, created in 1998. Prior to this, he worked as a senior executive in financial service organizations across the US, the UK, Europe, Caribbean countries, and Asia. 

Mr Raghavan was a member of the Prime Minister’s National Knowledge Commission (Working Group on attracting children to Science and Math), is a member of the board of Vigyan Prasar, New Delhi, the Karnataka State Innovation Council and Executive Council member of the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. In 2009, Mr. Raghavan was elected a Senior Fellow by Ashoka and in 2011 he was conferred the People’s Hero Award by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (Southern Zone).