Ram Gupta is the Founder and President of Chatam Management Co. Ram grew up in an agrarian community in rural India that lacked basic necessities like electricity and running water, and in which the nearest schoolhouse was five miles away. Against these odds, he went to college and graduated with distinction in accounting from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India, becoming one of the few members of his community to do so.
After graduation he became a Chartered Accountant and was a manager of the Accounting Department of an Indian public utility company. In 1970, Ram moved to New York City to continue pursuing his career in accounting. But recognizing that New York City afforded countless opportunities to the ambitious, in 1976, he struck out on his own and started a real estate business. Over the next forty years he developed and grew his real estate portfolio to
include properties across the United States.
Ram Gupta has served as both Treasurer and Vice President of Bronx-Manhattan Association of Realtors. Mr. Gupta has also served as the President of the Rotary Club of The Bronx. In that role he spearheaded a project to give back to the community from which he came, by installing a fresh drinking water system for the village residents. Ram has also sought to give back within the community in which his business flourished, by serving on the board for the Bronx Chapter of the American Red Cross, R.A.I.N, Inc., and the Bronx Realty Advisory Board. For his efforts in the community, Ram has been recognized by the Bronx YMCA as its Man of the Year, has been given the Humanitarian Award by the American Red Cross, was recognized as a Model Rotarian by the Rotary Club of the Bronx and was given the Outstanding Service Award by the Bronx-Manhattan Association of Realtors.