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Ramanathan Hariharan

Senior Director & Head -Executive Education

Work experience

Indian School of Business

Oct 2009Present

Senior Director & Head Of Centre For Executive Education

  1. Manage the P&L
  2. Work with the institutes/centres and launch programmes  both long term and short duration programmes in areas like Analytics, Public policy, Manufacturing, Health care, infrastructure, analytical finance etc.
  3. Expand business, drive scale and growth through multiple business ranging from International, government, open, custom, funded , technology assisted formats.
  4. expand global faculty pool
  5. Sustain leadership through delivery excellence of Executive Education Programmes
  6. Contribute to School growth by working and being part of the apex decision making bodies of Deans council and management group.
  7. Constantly innovate and bring in new bench marks and practices that reflect thought leadership.
  8. Manage leadership through Products, pedagogy and markets

Layam management Solutions Pvt Ltd


Founding Director & CEO

Launched a Boutique Consulting Firm in the area of  performance management

  1. Grew to work with over 100 clients both in India and overseas 
  2. Pan India operation with offices in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Pune and New Jersey
  3. launched multiple business formats
  4. Successfully sold stake in 2009

Indian school Of Business


Regional director- South

  1. Launched ISB in south
  2. Based out of Chennai, exposure to B2C and B2B 
  3. An entrepreneurial Phase of the School

NIS Sparta Ltd


Vice President

  1. Wide Exposure to managing operations of three businesses- career Education, Corporate training, Franchising.
  2. Drove scale, growth and managed complexity of a growing business .
  3. exposure to B2C, B2B formats.
  4. Built the business and also saw the challenges of ram[ping down business in the 9/11 melt down.


Indian School Of Business

ISB-Kellog Global Advanced management Programme

XLRI Jamshedpur

May 2000Apr 2003



  1. Leadership
  2. Building High performance teams
  3. Strategy formulation and execution
  • A collaborative leader  with adequate exposure to managing multiple businesses and complexities.
  • Ability to scale existing business, launch new business and turnaround  languishing businesses .
  • Known for working with and through people effectively.
  • Wide exposure to B2B , key account management  formats.
  • Led consulting, education,Talent management practices.
  • Capabilty and exposure to negotiating large deals.
  • Exposure to international markets in US, Middle East.

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Highlights of current Role:

  1. Tripled the business volumes in the last 4 years
  2. launched three new business verticles
  3. Emerged the business in a leadership position in asia
  4. Revitalized alumni relations as a monetizing entity
  5. emerged as the globally number 2 next to Harvard in key digital metrices in the digital and social media.