TEDx Alumni Raam Shankar has been appointed to TiE UK North’s board.
The founder and CEO of Equitus Design Engineering and Innovations Limited joins at an important time in the northern chapter’s almost decade old history.
TiE UK North board members include Walli Ullah MBE, Professor Vikas Shah MBE, Christine Kelly, Tariq Marfani, Harry Dhaliwal, Ashok Kallumpram, Anthony Bell, Sunil Mohindra and Ann Jordan.
President of TiE UK North Tony Walker has welcomed Raam to the board.
“Raam represents what TiE UK North is all about. He joined us as a mentee and has successfully grown Equitus over several years, working with the likes of the European Space Agency, Kawasaki, Magtec and Babcock among others.”
He added: “Raam is now bringing his experience of TiE full circle and is not only a mentor to mentees but a fully deserved board member at a crucial time for our chapter and for entrepreneurial endeavour in general across society.”
Raam founded Equitus Design Engineering and Innovations Limited six years ago, a business which boasts four separate yet integrated companies; Equitus World, Equitus Engineering, Equitus Design and Equitus Innovations.
The 41-year-old is an advisor to companies in the UK, India, Silicon Valley and UK India Trade Portal, contributed to Greater Manchester’s Local Industrial Strategy and sits on the Industrial Advisory Board of Manchester Metropolitan University’s School of Engineering.
He said: “Becoming a TiE UK North board member is a great honour and opportunity as we have a global reach and are part of a highly respected organisation.
“TiE’s unique way of fostering entrepreneurship is something I have been on the receiving end of. It’s a crucial function for any person embarking on a journey and one I will carry out to the best of my ability while serving as a board member.”
TiE UK North is based in Manchester but covers the whole of the North of England including Liverpool and Preston.
With a global reach and a local focus, the heart of TiE’s efforts lies in its five foundational programs – Mentoring, Networking, Education, Funding, and Incubation.
Tony added: “Our chapter connects young businesses with some of the most experienced entrepreneurs regionally and internationally who give their time and expertise to help develop the next generation of success stories.
“These Charter Members are dedicated to the mission of TiE and the virtuous cycle of wealth creation, engaging, and giving back to the community and we are always open to welcoming more people to join as Charter Members like Raam did.”