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DigiPharmaX 2016 Awarding Digital Excellence In Pharma

Jury Members

R Ramakrishnan

Mr. R Ramakrishnan : Vice Chairman, Joint Managing Director and the Group CEO.

Mr. R.Ramakrishnan, holds the position of Vice Chairman, Joint MD and Group CEO of the Rs 6000 Crore Polycab Group. Polycab is India's Number one Cable & Wires company. It has 20 manufacturing units with 8000 employees and exports to over 30 countries. Polycab is poised for significant growth, diversification and value creation under Ram's leadership.

Prior to Polycab Mr. Ramakrishnan played a very successful leadership role in Bajaj Electricals Ltd for 12 years. The company was transformed from a Rs 300 Crore company in 1999 - 2000 to a Rs 3100 Crone company in 2011 - 2012. There was significant share holder value creation, improvement in profitability and market share .Mr. Ramakrishnan also served in Asian Paints for 17 years and moved up from a Management Trainee to the position of General Manager from 1982 – 1999.

Mr. Ramakrishnan is an active speaker in International Conferences and has addressed the European Growth Summit in Barcelona, Asia Economic Summit in Hong Kong and India Leadership Summit in Chicago. He has also delivered talks at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, MIT Sloan & London Business School.

Mr. Ramakrishnan was the President of the Bombay Management Association during 2013-2014. He is presently the Chairman of the BMA Award Committee. He also serves on the Executive Committee of Indian Society of Advertisers. He serves on the Industry Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber. He served for 10 years on the Consumers Complaints Council of The Advertising Standards Council of India

Ram obtained his Post Graduation degree in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur in 1982 after graduating in B.Sc. (Honors) from Osmania University, Hyderabad with a distinction, in 1980. Mr. Ramakrishnan is considered an expert on India and China, Economic Policies, Manufacturing, Marketing and Change Management. He is a keen Golfer and has also published two books on photography in East Africa.