Capt. Raghu Raman a Strategic Coach | Soldier | Leadership Advisor | Author | Storyteller | Former CEO, NATGRID | Distinguished Fellow, ORF | UN Peacekeeper
Raghu Raman’s unique career profile has enabled him to learn, practice and teach the first principles of organisational dynamics, strategy, transformations, and the mindset shift that is needed to lead in a complex and ever-changing world.
Three distinctly varied working environments have enabled him to develop flexible frameworks of leadership. He has worked in the authoritarian style of leadership in the armed forces, the incentive-based environment of the corporate world and the process-driven & consensual style of leadership in the government.
Raghu’s experience ranges from start-ups in the private sector, turning around companies and creating a new organisation from scratch in the government.
He has operated in distinctively different environments of leadership. The authoritarian style within the Armed Forces, an incentive-driven style predominant. Incorporates such as Mahindra & Reliance Industries & the procedure-driven, bureaucratic style in the government. He has founded and led companies as well as complex global JVs. Raghu has also raised a new hybrid organisation within the Government. Which had personnel from the government & private sector working together, towards a common mission.
Raghu’s intense exposure to working in large enterprises means he understands what it takes to bring about transformations. His concepts, writings, and sessions on the subjects of leadership, strategy & entrepreneurship are sought after to trigger thought leadership and influence doctrine shaping. He has been a strategic advisor to both national and global level leaders.
Capt. Raman has a strong presence in leading publications and platforms like TEDx & Josh. as well as media – Hindustan Times, Mint, People Matters, Wired, and Indian Express. His talks have been watched over eight million times & used in several leadership forums as case studies.
Raghu is associated with business schools & Govt Institutions including Indian School of Business, Duke Corporate Education, National Defence College, Army War College, and Indian Institute of Public Administration.
A well-sought-after speaker, he has delivered keynotes, sessions, and workshops for global audiences in India, UAE and Singapore. Clients include: Infosys, Flipkart, Myntra, ICICI Bank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Adani – Wilmar, Aditya Birla Insurance, SBI, Renew Power, Kimberly Clark, Axis Bank, HDFC, Citibank, CGI, Accenture, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ei-India, Asmara Apparels, Synchrony, Shell, Edelweiss, ReBit (Reserve Bank IT), Intelenet Global Services, Philips, Max Group, WNS Global Services, HCL, Reserve Bank of India, Bajaj Capital, Siemens, Asian Hotels, Honeywell, Unilever, Phillips, Bosch, Nokia, Siemens, KPMG, 3M India, Eramet, DMCC Dubai and SG Private Banking, Salesforce, SOS villages, Dasra and EdelGive.
Raghu is the author of the bestseller ‘Everyman’s War’ which has been endorsed by business and government leaders alike.