Professor V Ramachandran

Professor V Ramachandran is a virtuoso and a visionary in the field of Human Resource Management, Executive Coaching, Design and Delivery of Assessment and Development Centres, with over 30 years of experience at strategic and operational levels.

He earned a B.Sc (Mathematics) from University of Madras as well as a Masters’ Degree in Personnel Management and Labour Welfare from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has an Executive Certificate from INSEAD Singapore in International Human Resources Management.

Additionally, he has credentialed certificates in:

  • Belbin Team Profiling
  • Emotional Intelligence Test i_2.0
  • Hogan Personality Test
  • OPQ Personality Test
  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centric Coaching and GLOF (Global  Leader Of the Future) Certification
  • DiSC Certification
  • StrengthFinder Coaching
  • ICF Credentialed Coaching (with an ACC Credential)

Professor Ramachandran has worked for renowned technology and telecommunications companies such as Motorola, AT&T, SITA, Air Mauritius in Senior Leadership positions like Country HR Director, Regional Director for Asia Pacific and Global HR Director. He started his career trajectory at BHEL and later had successful stints at Associated Capsules Group and Golden Tobacco Company, Bombay. He then joined Texas Instruments in India as its first HR Manager and rose to become its first HR Director. He was the first Professional HR Director for The Murugappa Group in Chennai, overseeing HR Governance in 29 companies of the Group.

V Ramachandran specialises in consultation and creation of Assessment Centres and mentoring roles to coach top brass of domestic as well as multinationals. His client list includes BU Heads, General Managers, VPs, Country Managers, Global Executive Board Members, Regional Presidents of high-profile automobile and pharmaceutical companies in India, US, South Korea, Australia, Africa. He has the innate talent of helping senior leaders and C-suite execs in identifying their strengths, challenges and weaknesses, harnessing their motivations and helping them with clear, practical and collaborative goal-setting. Ramachandran is highly sought after as a Trusted Advisor to Companies at the Board level or as an External Advisor or Independent Director.

He is an empaneled Executive Coach for The Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad for their Executive program LSTM (Leadership Strength For Top Management – conducted by a London Business School Professor biannually). His incisive teaching methodology for generating true and lasting positive transformation among the structural and political realities of corporate affairs sets him apart as a high-calibre mentor.

V Ramachandran is an Adjunct Professor at the Indian Institute Of Management, Bangalore where he also lectures on the “People Side of Strategy” and co-directs a public program titled “Senior Leadership Coaching : Coaching For Performance”. He addresses participants of the Centre For Executive Education at IIM, Bangalore on a variety of behavioral sciences related themes.

Having been exposed to the cosmopolitan, melting pot of corporate cultures across the globe, he has the distinct gift of taking the pulse of people, situations and problems instantly and devising creative and compelling solutions to remedy any systemic or cultural disharmonies in a company or a leadership group.  He has lived and worked in Singapore, UK (London) , and Mauritius. Although a citizen of Singapore, he is based in Bangalore, India.

He is an Independent Director on the Board of Konkan Specialty Poly Products Pvt Limited, Mangalore and an Advisor to the Executive Director and the Chairman and Managing Director of a manufacturing unit in Hubli.

Professor V Ramachandran