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Anita Ramachandran

Director

Anita Ramachandran heads Cerebrus Consultants and is a renowned Human Resource professional with deep knowledge and experience of over 40 years as a management consultant.

Commencing her career in the Management Consultancy division of AF Ferguson & Co at Mumbai in 1976 as the first woman consultant in the firm, Ms. Ramachandran worked across a wide range of areas such as Industrial Market Research, Strategy, and Human Resources, amongst others, in various parts of the country and was finally a director of the firm. After a successful stint of 19 years with the firm, she founded Cerebrus Consultants in 1995 to focus on HR advisory services, including Organisation Transformation. Cerebrus has, over the last 26 years, worked with over 800 companies in South Asia on a wide variety of HR projects covering Organisation design, Organisation transformation, Rewards and Leadership development. It has a large portfolio of work in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka besides India.

Ms. Ramachandran is known as an authority in Rewards Management in the country and her work in the compensation and rewards area is well recognized. Apart from being a strategic advisor to many family groups, she works with several PE firms and start-ups to mentor them through their growth journey.

Ms. Ramachandran has been an Independent Director on the Boards of several companies from across sectors for the last 20 years. She is currently on the Board of several reputed companies such as Grasim, Metropolis Healthcare, Happiest Minds, Blue Star Limited, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, and FSN E-commerce (Nykaa), amongst others. Anita supports many organizations in the social sector through pro bono professional work and remains deeply committed to working with women. She has been in the past, Chairperson of TiE Women, and on the Executive committee of TiE Mumbai, as well as was earlier on the Advertising Standards Council of India.

Professional Experience

  • Head, Cerebrus Consultants
  • AF Ferguson & Co

Leadership

  • Independent Director – Grasim, Metropolis Healthcare, Happiest Minds, Blue Star Limited, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, FSN E-commerce (Nykaa)
  •  Chairperson, TiE Women

Education

  • Master’s Degree in Management Studies, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

Board of Directors

Davinder Singh Brar

Chairman

D S Brar is a life sciences industry veteran, with a career spanning over four decades. Prior to joining Aragen as Promoter-Chairman, Mr Brar led Ranbaxy...

G V Sanjay Reddy

Vice Chairman

Sanjay Reddy is the Founder-Vice Chairman of Aragen, and a successful entrepreneur with interests in energy, airports, transportation, real estate, and...

G V Keshav Reddy

Director

As a Promoter-Director at Aragen, Keshav Reddy leads board-mandated strategic projects in finance, M&A, branding, structuring and vision planning for...

Robert R Ruffolo, PhD

Director

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Gerhard Mayr

Director

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Rajat Sood

Director

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Adam Dawson

Director

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Ajay Srivastava

Director

Ajay Srivastava, has worked with Citibank in the area of Transactional Services and Corporate and Investment Banking for many years. Thereafter, he founded...

Anita Ramachandran

Director

Anita Ramachandran heads Cerebrus Consultants and is a renowned Human Resource professional with deep knowledge and experience of over 40 years as a management...

Manni Kantipudi

Director & CEO

Manni Kantipudi joined Aragen in 2007 as President. He is presently CEO and member of the Board of Directors, responsible for the overall growth, strategy,...