Board of Directors

Sanjay Ramabhadran

Sanjay Ramabhadran (pronounced Rahm-bud-run), P.E., Chair

Sanjay Ramabhadran’s (Rahm-bud-run) leadership roles with Houston’s influential civic and business organizations have uniquely positioned him to help steer METRO’s future.

As chair of METRO’s Capital and Strategic Planning Committee, Sanjay helped oversee the planning, design, construction, and launch of major projects that enhance mobility throughout the region. These projects include a multi-million dollar program that goes far beyond the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ensuring universal accessibility for all passengers. Sanjay has worked to expand the METRO bus rapid transit service to include the Inner Katy Line, which would provide the much-needed connection between Uptown and downtown, and the University Line, which would be the longest Bus Rapid Transit line in the nation. He is working to enhance the travel time, reliability and access for 17 of METRO’s high ridership bus routes as part of the BOOST initiative.

A Registered Professional Engineer, he has served in senior executive and board roles with global and regional firms delivering transportation, water, and flood mitigation projects for 25 years. He brings this knowledge to METRO at a time when the agency is implementing a $3.5 billion bond program, METRONext, approved by voters in 2019.

Sanjay has served as President of The Texas Lyceum, an organization that brings together diverse opinions and expertise to focus on issues of critical importance to the future of Texas and catalyzes constructive private sector, public sector and individual responses to these issues. He is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leadership Houston, a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, and former President of the HESS Club and the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston.

Sanjay’s talent for bringing business and civic leaders together to tackle big challenges has been a hallmark of his leadership from an early age. As such, in 2012 he was recognized among Ten Outstanding Young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber.

He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a proud father and husband. He and his wife live in Houston, and their sons attend public schools.