Ramabhadran AP (“Ram”) is the CEO of Manipal ProLearn, the professional learning arm of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd.
Ram leads the group's efforts in the Enterprise and consumer Training & Professional Certification segment and drives synergy across offerings in various domains like Technology, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, and management domains. In addition Ram also holds the portfolio of global expansion initiatives for Manipal Global. He supports the groups universities with marketing and brand building initiatives in his role as the leadership team member spearheading marketing.
He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and has worked with Blue Chip organizations like P&G, Whirlpool, Hutch etc. over the past 30 years.
Ram has worked across various industries with organizations like Procter & Gamble, Chanrai Group, Whirlpool, Airtel, Sify and Hutchison (now Vodafone).
Prior to joining Manipal, he worked with HT Media for close to 8 years and led their education diversification, setting up their JV in India with Apollo Global Inc and a start up in supplementary K 12 Education branded “Studymate”.
With over two decades of experience in turning around ailing businesses and setting up new business units, Ram has put together complex projects, managed cross cultural partnerships, and worked with both public and private sector stakeholders successfully.
Ram is an alumnus of the Shriram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad in 1990.