Professor of Practice & Vice Dean (Strategy & Planning)
Prof. Ramachandran teaches management, leadership, entrepreneurship and emerging technologies. His current research interest includes government policies on education, impact of EdTech in educational pedagogy, and transformative nature of AI and FinTech across industries.
Ram is an accomplished hands-on senior executive with over thirty-five year’s track record of building and leading global information management practices, high-growth businesses, and high-performing teams across financial services and retail industries. He has helped several Fortune 100 financial services firms with their enterprise transformation programs. Post the 2008 economic downturn, he led programs to implement robust credit risk and liquidity risk solutions in support of Dodd-Frank, CCAR, and BCBS regulations. He has also led strategy and implementation of solutions in the areas of financial planning, budgeting, and profitability.
Most recently, he was the Managing Director at Ernst & Young, New York responsible for driving Data & Analytics, Robotics Process Automation, and Telematics solutions for his clients. Ram has worked with several blue chip companies including PwC, BearingPoint, Prudential Insurance, and Merrill Lynch in the US. He has led global consulting practice across US, Europe, Asia, and India, managing over 150 professionals and an annual portfolio of $8 million. He has worked outside India for the past thirty years in New York, London, Kingston, and Muscat.
Ram is passionate about education and helping develop young minds. He has strong mentorship and training skills. He has conducted several courses on technology, management, and leadership for young professionals’ as well senior executives. Ram runs his own consulting firm advising startup companies on product and IT strategy, market assessment, and execution approaches.
Ram is currently pursuing his Ph.D. His research focuses on intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and education. He is particularly interested in emerging areas like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Process Automation, and IoT. He has published several articles on these subjects in leading industry magazines.
Ram holds an MBA from Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, Bachelor of Engineering from University of Madras, and certificate in FinTech from MIT