Born in Rudyard Kipling’s Indian jungle, I grew up studying English literature, Philosophy and Economics, then obtained a Master’s degree in management of international business from CEI, University of Geneva, Switzerland (now IMD International, Lausanne).
I worked for ALCAN of Canada in India for 15 years and was Marketing Manager for packaging products for food, tea and pharmaceuticals.
I moved to the USA and was Administrator for Management of all the State Mental Health facilities in the greater Chicago area. Then at University of Illinois at Chicago, as Assistant Vice Chancellor, I had fiscal oversight of fifteen multidisciplinary research centers supporting programs in collaboration with industry.
I founded RAM International Inc,, a consulting house, to explore opportunities in globalization of industry and am currently promoting joint ventures in alternative energy and environmental technologies.
I have been involved in Rotary for over 20 years and settled in Durham for 12.
Rotary’s humanitarian projects, local and global, have been primary areas of my attention.
Our daughter and her husband live in Phoenix, AZ; our son teaches at Duke University Medical Center and has 2 children, a boy and a girl.