Raman Chitkara

Raman Chitkara

Global leader
Technology practice

Summary of expertise

  • More than 26 years of experience working in Silicon Valley in the technology industry
  • His clients have included technology companies with global operations ranging from start-ups to multibillion-dollar multinationals in semiconductor, software, internet, computing and networking sectors
  • Broad based knowledge and understanding of the challenges faced by rapidly growing companies
 

Raman has positioned himself as one of the foremost authorities in the semiconductor industry and held a variety of prominent leadership roles. He was admitted to partnership in 1994 and was later appointed as the US semiconductor leader in 1997 before earning the position of global semiconductor leader in 2000 and global technology leader in 2008. Raman has served on a number of top tier multi-national technology accounts.

A veteran of the dot-com boom in the 90s, and the subsequent bubble burst, Raman brings to his clients a broad and deep insight into the natural cycles found in the technology markets around the world as well as time-tested experience and knowledge of how to adjust strategy and change course in response to market peaks and valleys.

Raman has authored several white papers on issues impacting the semiconductor industry, including the in-depth annual report, China's impact on the semiconductor industry, now in its sixth year. He is a frequent speaker on topics relating to corporate governance, unified global accounting standards, fair value accounting, employee stock compensation, business combinations and major tech industry developments at Stanford Law School Directors' College, The SEC Institute, and the Practising Law Institute in addition to numerous other industry conferences, roundtables and forums.

A member of a variety of professional organisations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Raman served on the Cheap Stock Task Force of the AICPA from 2001-2004.