Bengaluru, Oct 30, 2017: Renowned NRI entrepreneur Ronald Colaco to be conferred the prestigious Rajyotsava award by the Karnataka Government on the eve of 62nd Karntaka Rajyotsava celebrations in Bengaluru .
Ronald Colaco’s ancestors originally hail from Moodabidri in Mangaluru taluk. . He started his professional career in Oman during 1975 and worked in 8 Gulf and European countries starting as an accountant and moved on to become head of accounts, head of accounts and administration and financial controller. He was elevated as commercial CEO for a consortium of 3 multinational corporates like CCICL based in Athens, Greece, Mannesmann of Germany and Saipemof Milano, Italy, involved in turn-key projects such as construction of world class petro-refineries, gas processing and re-injection plants, townships and airports.Through his business acumen, hard work, dedication and disciplined approach Ronald Colaco has become a successful entrepreneur of great repute.His wife Jean Colaco has been fully supportive in all his philanthropic and charitable endeavours.
Apart from being a successful entrepreneur in his own right, Ronald Colaco has been very active in promoting socio-cultural, charitable and philanthropic activities in his endeavour to give back to the society that he has come from, in a big way. His largesse has benefitted the poor and the needy people and various institutions and organisations irrespective of caste, creed, race, religion and language.
Colaco has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards in recognition of his charitable and philanthropic activities including the prestigious award from the office of The Prime Minister of Australia through CSIA which conferred the “2015 International Recognition Award for Leadership in Service Excellence” at the Australian Service Excellence award ceremony held in Melbourne in 2015, the only person chosen for this prestigious award internationally from among 80 countries.
Dr Ravindranath Shanbhag for social service, Dr Vaidehi for literature, Shivaram Jogi for Yakshagana, ’Nritya Guru’ Ullal Mohan Kumar (dance) and Sahana Kumari for sports are from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi among the others chosen for the award .