Ram Dhan Yadav Katamaraja
Founder & CEO, Colaberry Inc
Ram Dhan Yadav Katamaraja is the Founder and CEO of Colaberry Inc and co-founder of Refactored.ai and Filtered.ai. Ram is driven with the mission of reducing inequality for one million people by providing access to skills, knowledge, and opportunity that are necessary to get jobs in the world where millions of jobs are disappearing due to automation. Ram believes that there is a need to create innovative skill development platforms from the ground up that have “inclusivity” and “equal opportunity” at their core. Ram has been working on creating such platforms which have directly assisted thousands of people from 38 countries with demographics ranging from veterans, minorities, women, refugees, immigrants, young adults, career transitioners, and even PhDs. The platforms that are being created by Ram have gained adoption by not-for-profit organizations like YearUp.org US, Veterans Coalition of North Central Texas, Refugee Services of Texas, InnoAcademy US/Haiti, and academic institutions like State University of New York Buffalo, University of Texas Dallas, Boston College, Roxbury Community College Boston, Collin County Community College Dallas, Sreyas Engineering College Hyderabad, Saraswati Pandian Yadav Engineering College Madhurai, Army Institute of Technology Pune, and are in the process of getting potentially adopted by many large institutions such as JNTU, IIIT, CDAC, etc.
Ram Dhan Yadav is on the board of directors of Bharat Abhyudaya Foundation (BAF) and is an advisory board member of Baaldan Charities. BAF is a non-for-profit organization founded by a group of young and energetic Harvard/IIM graduates who wanted to explore the reality beyond the mirage of their Ivy League institutes and US jobs. Since 2012, BAF is committed to the cause of elementary education reform at the institutional level through effective implementation of Right to Education clauses and innovative initiatives of building accountability around the system. Baaldan Charities was formed to support basic needs and social welfare of impoverished and vulnerable children, mostly orphans and street children, in Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. Given the vast number of impoverished children in these regions, Baaldan’s initial work and presence was focused on India from 2006 to 2012. As Baaldan expanded globally to other developing countries in 2013, the charity maintained its commitment to providing aid for grassroots organizations that need support and through providing education as a means to break the cycle of poverty.
Ram Dhan Yadav has a Masters of Liberal Arts in Management from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Technology from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. Ram was elected Vice President of the student's association at Harvard University and was also founder of the Harvard Extension Business Society.