Ramu Kennedy joined ICICI Venture in 2008 and is part of the Business Development Team. He focuses on identifying, originating and developing potential investment opportunities in South India for all investment practices at the firm. Prior to joining ICICI Venture, Ramu was with Standard Chartered Bank where he was Director - Origination and Client Coverage, Wholesale Banking. Ramu has also previously worked with reputed organizations including ICICI Bank, TAIB Bank, Global Trade Finance and AF Ferguson. He has over 18 years of experience in financial services across corporate banking, investment banking, trade finance, project finance, structured finance, and advisory/strategic consulting. Ramu has expertise in providing structured cross-border funding solutions to Indian corporates. Ramu has a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Delhi University and is a rank holder Chartered Accountant.