Raman Bhatia - Business in the Community

Raman Bhatia is the Chief Executive Officer of OVO, the UK’s third-largest energy supplier. He joined OVO in January 2020 as Chief Operating Officer and has led the integration of SSE Energy Services and the migration of millions of customers onto the Kaluza intelligent energy platform. Under his leadership, OVO drives positive change for customers as part of the journey towards zero-carbon living.

Raman is the co-sponsor of OVO’s inclusion and diversity initiative, OVO Belonging, which aims to build a truly inclusive culture at OVO. This has resulted in OVO winning the Diverse Company of the Year award at the National Diversity Awards.

Prior to joining OVO, Raman was Head of Digital Bank for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management in the UK and Europe. As a member of the Executive Committee, he led innovation, new digital ways of working, risk management and the design, development, deployment and commercialisation of digital platforms, products and channels within the UK and Europe.

Before HSBC, he worked in consumer technology as Vice President at HouseTrip and Director of Strategy at Expedia for EMEA. He started his career as a management consultant at Bain, acting as an advisor to governments and international development agencies on urban governance and planning.

Raman joined the BITC Board as a Trustee in November 2021 and chairs Business in the Community’s (BITC) Cost of Living Taskforce.