The position had fallen vacant after CEO P I Srividya was transferred to Bengaluru earlier.
Originally a resident of Mysuru, Dr. Ravi had worked as a journalist. In the Directorate of Collegiate Education, he held several positions and served in places like Mysuru, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Belagavi.
Dr. Ravi also served as Chief Manager of Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC).
Recipient of many awards, litterateur Dr Ravi has presided over a few Kannada literary fests.