Rama has Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering in Computer Science, from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and PG Dip in Project Management from University of New England, NSW. After migrating to Australia in 1984, he had a fruitful, 32 year career at National Australia Bank (NAB) where he worked as an IT Project/Program Manager. Currently, he is a Principal Consultant at DWS Consulting. Rama has been active in the Telugu speaking community in Melbourne, for several years and was President of Telugu Association of Australia in 1996. He, his wife Jaya, and like-minded community members ran a Telugu school at their home during the mid 1990’s. He’s passionate about working to improve the opportunities for the Indian diaspora in Australia.