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Article by: Somdatta Basu

Sanjay Ramabhadran Shares Inspirational Journey at IACCGH Business Hour

 Houston, TX – The IACCGH hosted a captivating session on its Business Hour, featuring Sanjay Ramabhadran, whose journey from volunteer to an esteemed leader within the organization has left an indelible mark on its trajectory. In an event that highlighted the chamber’s commitment to nurturing entrepreneurship and fostering connections, Ramabhadran’s insights offered a beacon of hope and inspiration to the Indo-American community in Houston and beyond. Sanjay, reflecting on the early days of the Chamber highlighted the evolution, stating, “IACCGH probably started primarily with the goal of doing business with India and very quickly realized that there’s a lot more to do here in terms of connecting small and medium businesses to each other, to large corporates, to government.” As the chamber evolved, so did Ramabhadran’s involvement, from leveraging his engineering expertise to create visually compelling presentations for IACCGH events to assuming leadership roles within the organization’s board of directors. His journey culminated in 2014 when he assumed the role of IACCGH’s president, marking a pivotal moment that underscored both his dedication and the chamber’s recognition of his outstanding leadership abilities. Beyond his contributions to IACCGH, Ramabhadran’s commitment to civic engagement and community service is deeply ingrained, stemming from his formative years in a small mining town in the south of India. He credited his parents for instilling in him the importance of giving back to the community from an early age, a value that has guided his involvement with various non-profit organizations, professional associations and policy groups.

On Open Forum, Ramabhadran reflected on his journey, stating, “It’s remarkable how the vision of individuals aligned over 25 years ago, anticipating the need for an organization like the Indo-American Chamber.” His leadership and commitment have earned him numerous accolades, including being named one of the 10 Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber.

Today, as the founding principal of Versa Infrastructure, a consulting firm specializing in program management and construction for heavy infrastructure projects, Ramabhadran continues to leverage his expertise to shape Houston’s civic and infrastructure environment. His journey from a humble volunteer to a leader within IACCGH and the broader community serves as a reminder to the power of perseverance, dedication and the enduring spirit of the Indo-American community in the city.

As IACCGH continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing business landscape, the organization remains committed to nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and fostering connections that transcend borders. And at the heart of this mission lies the collective efforts of individuals like Ramabhadran, whose journeys showcases inspiration, resilience and a shared commitment to empowering the Indo-American community in Houston and beyond.