S Venkataraman (Venkat) is the promoter director of WealthTree Advisors and has over 20 years of work experience. Venkat is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, an Associate of the Institute of Risk Management, London and a Licentiate member of the Indian Institute of Insurance. Prior to starting Wealthtree, Venkat was the India CFO for Aon, the world’s largest re-insurance broker and India CFO for Hines, a large, Houston (US) based, privately held real estate developer. During his initial years, Venkat was Manager at PwC, at the firm's Mumbai and London offices. During his 8 year stint with the firm, Venkat managed a variety of assignments at the Unilever, Glaxo, BaaN, SGS, Philips, AIG accounts.
He is also the founder director of US India importers Council. He is currently a Member of the Executive Committee of the Indo Arab and the Indo Africa Chambers of Commerce and Industries. Venkat’s speciality is in facilitating International Trade and Investments, particularly in Market Entry strategies and in implementing practical solutions which reduce risk, costs and time of Doing Business in new markets. Venkat is widely travelled and his articles have been published in a variety of magazines, newsletters and journals internationally. Venkat addresses several forums for family run businesses, apart from being a faculty member for courses in leading institutions on subjects of Entrepreneurship and International Business.