Dean’s Executive Board Member
Ram Food Products, Inc.
Venu V. Kotamraju owns and operates one of the largest consumer food manufacturing and distribution companies in the Philippines, Ram Food Products (RAM). RAM, established in 1962, has market leading positions in several product categories, including canned and bottled vegetables, baking ingredients and sauces. With five factories and over 25 distribution centers, RAM serves the entire archipelago of the Philippines and is embarking on international expansion within Southeast Asia.
Kotamraju earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, where he graduated as a Departmental Scholar. He also received a BA in Economics and later returned to UCLA for a Masters of Business Administration. Kotamraju is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Owner President Management program (’18).
Venu Kotamraju and his wife Ana (BA ’95, MBA ’99) have three children, Ravi, Ryan and Siva. They currently reside in Manila, Philippines.