Principal ConsultantRK SWAMY BBDO (P) LTD.
Dr.P.Ravindranath is a senior marketing professional with more than 3 decades of experience in marketing and brand consultancy. He has worked with FCB Ulka, MAA Bozell and R K SWAMY BBDO – 3 leading advertising & brand consulting companies having worldwide network – in senior positions viz. Branch Head, Regional Head, Vice President, Principal Consultant and Director on the Board. During his long career he has handled m any national and international assignments for his clients, and this helped him in gaining deep knowledge on various product categories and brands. He also had a short stint with the BusinessIndiaGroup, the well-knownmediahouseastheirRegionalHead.
Dr.Ravindranath holds M.Sc. and PGDMM from University of Kerala and MBA from Cochin University of Science & Technology. He took his Ph.D. in the area of Management from Bharathiar University, Coimbatore. He is an Accredited Management Teacher of All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi, a Certified Management Consultant (CMC Global) of The International Council of Management Consulting Institutes, Zurich, Switzerland and a Certified Corporate Trainer of JCI Training Institute, USA. He is a Fellow of All India Management Association, Institute of Directors INDIA and Management Teachers Consortium Global. He has more than 15 Certifications in Management Teaching, Training and Consultancy.
A former President of Kerala Management Association (KMA) and Chairman of KMA Management Education Trust, he has been in the forefront of mentoring next generation managers by sharing his knowledge and experience with peers and students of management in various B-Schools. He was the Chairman of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), Kerala Branch for 2 terms, and currently he is the Regional President (South India) of the Indo-American Chamber. Other than AIMA, KMA and IACC he is intimately connected with a dozen prominent professional bodies, and he initiated a Chapter of Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) in Kochi as its Founder President in 2016.
Dr.Ravindranath is a guest faculty with many B-Schools and institutions offering courses on visual media & communications. He is a member on the Board of Studies and a Ph.D. Research Guide with Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University. He is an invited speaker on various management topics in National and International Seminars, Webinars and Conferences organised by B-Schools, other educational institutions and professional bodies. He has also published many research papers and articles in business journals and magazines.