Ratan Datta was appointed President and CEO of Straive in 2016, after leading the company’s content business for 6 years as President (2013) and as Executive Vice President (2010).
Under his leadership, Straive became the leading player in the content solutions space. During this period, the company’s content business grew by over four times through a strategy of well-defined business verticals and acquisitions. A number of knowledge-based services like semantic enrichment, financial/risk/business analytics and digital content authoring, as well as a suite of technology solutions became part of Straive’s mainstream offerings. Today, Straive Global has a team of 18,000+ content and technology specialists across multiple geographies.
Ratan’s specialization in content solutions and publishing began in 2003 after joining SPi Global, while his software technology journey started in 1993.
Prior to joining Straive, he launched software consultancy Riksoft, through which he consulted for Blue Ripple in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and other US and European organizations. In the mid-1990s Ratan was IT Manager for the French Institute of Pondicherry which was preceded by a short career in the Indian Army’s officer cadre. He is an alumnus of Kellogg’s School of Management (Exec-Ed), Indian Military Academy and has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education.
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