G RAGHAVAN

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Raghavan is a post graduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and brings many years of experience in many Indian and Global organizations like Voltas, Madras Cements, Carrier Corporation, Ingram Micro, NIIT and Bhartiya Urban. He has held CEO roles for over 20 years.

He has held Chief Executive roles for the past 20 years including President & Executive Director of Carrier Aircon, Managing Director of Ingram Micro, Chief Executive of NIIT’s global career building training business and CEO of Bhartiya Urban. He has lived and worked out of India, Singapore and the USA covering businesses worldwide. He has worked through various functions like Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Strategy, Operations, Human Resources and Business Development in his journey to General Management & leadership roles.

Besides being a Management Advisor to a few companies, Raghavan serves on the Boards of Amrutanjan Healthcare as well as Blue Circle, a platform that provides a Curated Network for Leaders.

Raghavan actively supports Sparsha, a NGO engaged in caring for helpless children. He is an active Marathoner and a Golfer.

Raghavan holds a B.Sc in Agriculture from the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Other courses / programs that Raghavan has undergone are Executive Program from Darden (University of Virginia) Business school, Managing e-commerce by National University of Singapore and Berkeley, USA and a Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing from the Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland. He has completed the Director Education Workshop conducted by Altius and is a Certified Independent Director.

Experience. Expertise. Excellence

  • Served in UTC Carrier for about 17 years and played a key role in its Indian business turnaround between 2001 and 2004.
  • Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Performance Assurance and Leadership Development are Raghavan’s core areas of proven competencies.
  • Raghavan has worked in many Indian and Global organizations like Voltas, Madras Cements, Carrier Corporation, Ingram Micro, NIIT and Bhartiya Urban. He has held Chief Executive roles for the past 20 years including President & Executive Director of Carrier Aircon, Managing Director of Ingram Micro, Chief Executive of NIIT’s global career building training business and CEO of Bhartiya Urban.
  • He has worked through various functions like Sales, Marketing, Product Development, Strategy, Operations, Human Resources and Business Development in his journey to General Management & leadership roles.
  • He has been with NIIT for nearly nine years and spearheaded Global business growth, B2C, and Global franchise operations.
  • Portraying excellent leadership skills in the successful execution of an integrated city - Significant member of Bhartiya City (7 years)
  • Served on the e-skills council of South Africa and as a consultant for Wuxi New District, China.
  • Proven business development experiences include, among other things, development of markets for training across markets like China, Vietnam, Bhutan and many African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria and Ghana, besides India for a variety of products and services.
  • Early front-line experience includes sales growth of consumer durables for Voltas, setting up a retail distribution network for Madras Cements and leading national sales and service businesses for Carrier in India.