Ratnesh Kumar Jha



Ratnesh Kumar Jha

Managing Director, Cambridge University Press, South Asia


Ratnesh heads the Cambridge University Press for its South Asia region. Since his appointment as Managing Director of Cambridge University Press India in December 2013, Ratnesh has focused his efforts towards investment in Cambridge India to leverage opportunities in the entire South Asian publishing region.

In a short span of time, Ratnesh’s efforts are clearly visible in the increased reach and footprint of Cambridge brand across India and South Asia. Ratnesh is putting in undeterred efforts to further Cambridge University Press's mission of increased reach in South Asia through creation and dissemination of learning/teaching materials and research content. His initiative of establishing "Center of Excellence" in India to facilitate increased research based projects and creation of Intellectual Property in South Asia has been well received and appreciated.

With a management career spanning more than two decades, Ratnesh has held senior management posts for a number of global digital, technology and education firms. His experiences have given Ratnesh a deep insight into the power of education technology and equipped him to unlock the wealth of Cambridge’s educational materials and develop them to be consumed by the next generation of students across both India and the South Asia region as a whole.

Ratnesh is a qualified postgraduate from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. He additionally holds a second postgraduate degree in Humanities from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. In his leisure time, Ratnesh likes to travel to various geographies with his wife and 2 children. His other interests include extensive reading, exchanging thoughts with visionaries and leaders across industries, following latest trends in technological advancements particularly in Education space, engaging with society upliftment programmes and challenging established line of thinking.

Ratnesh is a part of many Industry groups and affiliates –

  1. Vice President of API (Association of Publishers in India)
  2. Co-chair of FICCI publishing committee
  3. National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM)
  4. Fund-raiser & Volunteer for Child line (NGO), India’s child protection framework
  5. Charter member of TiE
  6. Corporate member at IIC
  7. Kellogg Alumnus