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RAVI SHANKAR

DIRECTOR, PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT

Ravi is passionate about ‘making a difference’ through Leadership Development. He believes that self-aware, humane leaders are key to an equitable and sustainable world.

At its best, leadership development nudges participants to see newer possibilities and act on them. Ravi is convinced that the most impactful solutions are rooted in the everyday reality of organisations. To make this happen, he works closely with client teams to co-create offerings that improve team effectiveness, develop leadership and build organization capability. Ravi’s current focus is CEDEP LiVE (Learning in a Virtual Environment), which brings CEDEP’s 50 year long depth in growing leaders online through engaging blended learning offerings. 

Before joining CEDEP, Ravi spent over a year as an independent consultant working with clients in Asia & Europe on their Business Transformation and Talent Management challenges. His consulting work sharply focused on driving Business outcomes, with the belief that any process or programme is as good as the results it delivers.

Prior to that, Ravi held multiple roles with the $45bn Indian conglomerate – Aditya Birla Group. Over a decade long career, he worked closely with senior executives across the group’s 15 SBUs and corporate functions on leadership development, talent management and organization capability improvement.

Ravi holds an MBA in Human Resources from the XLRI School of Management Jamshedpur (India) and is a Computer Science Engineer from IIIT Hyderabad (India).