UPenn taps venture capitalist Ramanan Raghavendran to lead board of trustees

The University of Pennsylvania has appointed the managing partner and co-founder of Amasia, a global venture capital firm focused on climate and sustainability as the Chair of its Board of Trustees effective immediately. 

Ramanan Raghavendran, a Penn alumnus, succeeds Scott L. Bok, who served as Chair since July 2021, before stepping down in December 2023. Julie Beren Platt, who has been serving as Interim Chair, will return to her role as Vice Chair.  

Raghavendran holds three Penn degrees, earning a BSE in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn Engineering, a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, and a Master of Liberal Arts from Penn Arts and Sciences. He is currently enrolled in Stanford University’s Master of Liberal Arts program. 

“I believe great American universities, like the University of Pennsylvania, are the most important repositories of all that defines, and is good and laudable about, our modern civilization,” Raghavendran said in a statement. “We are united in supporting the mission of this incredible institution.” 

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