Rear Admiral Ravi Vohra was the founding Director of the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and successfully steered the NMF through its nascent days from 01 Sep 2005 to 30 Jun 2009. The Admiral retired after a distinguished career in the Indian Navy spanning 1962-1994. Key naval appointments held by him include Assistant Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition (ACWP&A), Flag Officer Offshore Defence Advisory Group (FODAG), Naval Attaché (Bonn, West Germany), Naval Assistant to the Chief of Naval Staff. His afloat tenures include
command of the Indian Naval Ship Taragiri. He has also been Executive Officer of Indian Naval Ships Rajput and Nilgiri. Admiral Vohra is a graduate of the National Defence Academy in Pune, post graduate from Staff College in Greenwich (UK), and has had training in missile control and exploitation from Russia. From 2001, Admiral Vohra focused on Indian Ocean related issues for the Strategic Studies & Security Group, a non-government organisation. Prior to this, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), Kolkata. Admiral Vohra has also been a Chairman of the Indian Shipbuilders Association and was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal by the President of India in 1984 for exemplary service.