Ravi Panchanadan is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE). In this role, Ravi manages all business units and enabling functions at MaGE. With close to three decades of experience across FMCG, IT & ITES industries, Ravi brings in thorough understanding of best practices and latest technology trends that will help him expand the existing businesses and develop new engines of growth in the national and international markets. Ravi’s sharp business focus, proven experience of setting up new businesses from scratch and building them to profitable propositions will help MaGE achieve its vision.
Prior to taking up this role, Ravi has managed consumer as well as enterprise businesses for MaGE. Ravi was the Director & CEO of Manipal Education (Middle East & Africa Region), Manipal International University, Malaysia as well as the Chief Executive Officer of MeritTrac Services.
Ravi’s previous role was with Infosys BPO in India where he was the SBU Head for the Manufacturing & ECS business verticals which together contributed to 60% of the Infosys BPO business. His key strengths are P&L management, global client engagement, new client acquisitions, operations and people management. He joined Infosys, to start a new business practice, as a Practice Head for the Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) practice in 2008, which he grew from scratch to $ 35 Million in just 3 years. He is a well-known thought leader in the Supply Chain industry globally.
Prior to joining Infosys, Ravi was with Intel (2003 – 2008), where, apart from working on putting India on the Intel Supplier sourcing map, he was responsible for high value strategic contracts for Intel and for setting up and leading global Innovation for the materials group . Prior to Intel, Ravi was with Hindustan Unilever Ltd. (1990 – 2003) where he has held several senior leadership positions in IT, Supply Chain, Operations, Finance, Commercial and new business development areas.