Dr. Ramya Ranganathan is an Electrical engineer from IIT Madras, holds a PGDM (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from London Business School. Dr. Ramya has previously worked in blue chip companies like ICICI, Infosys and Citibank, and it is largely her experiences in the corporate world that shaped her quest to learn how she could help people (and herself) flourish better at work. She was a full time faculty with IIM Bangalore from 2010 to 2019 during which time she developed her own unique approach to catalyze and nurture excellence in individuals and organizations.
In January 2019, Dr. Ramya was awarded by the MHRD Union Minister for being one of the top 15 innovators in higher education in India. She now continues to teach with IIM Bangalore as an adjunct faculty alongside conducting independent programs and consulting assignments on Leadership and Business Excellence
Dr. Ramya conducts programs on Leadership Excellence, Managerial Sensemaking, Emotional Intelligence, Innovation Mindset, Executive Resilience, Stress management, Design Thinking, Accelerating Women Leaders and Career Crafting. She has designed and taught customized workshops for clients such as Aditya Birla Group, Atlas Copco, HSBC, Biocon, Novartis, Swiss Re, GAIL, Pernod Ricard, Novo Nordisk, ISRO, Biocon, Essilor, Airbus, Erikson, IOCL, Mahindra Finance, Larsen &Toubro, NHPC, Union Bank, and Hindustan Lever to name some.
Dr Ramya has created multiple online courses on the themes of wellbeing at work: ‘Managing our inner worlds’, and ‘Managing Stress’ (on IIMB KITE platform), ‘Crafting realities – Work Happiness and Meaning’ (on the EdX platform), and Creating a Happy and Meaningful Career (on the Swayam Platform). Dr. Ramya is one of the pioneers of Positive Psychology in India and has invested in nurturing the next generation of positive psychologists through designing and teaching a PhD level course on Positive Psychology at IIM Bangalore since 2011.
Dr Ramya’s sessions are known for the authenticity and sincerity she brings to her workshops by virtue of only including strategies and tools that she has herself practised. Her style of teaching is a unique blend of combining logical left brained reasoning with intuitive right brained reflection.