Gopalakrishnan Ramabradran serves as a director on the board of Tata Power, Tata Technologies, AkzoNobel India, Castrol India and ABP Pvt. Ltd, the Sri Lankan listed company, Hemas and President of the All India Management Association. Over the course of his career, he has lived and worked in India, the UK and Saudi Arabia, after beginning his career in 1967 as a computer analyst with Hindustan Lever. Gopal has been a professional manager since 1967 - 31 years in Unilever and 16 years in Tata.
Prior to influencing the business industry, Ramabradran earned a Bachelor's degree in Physics from St Xavier's College Calcutta University, a Bachelor's degree in Electronics from IIT Kharagpur and completed an Advanced Management Programme from Harvard Business School. For twenty-five years, Ramabradran has gained experience as the Chairman of Unilever Arabia, Managing Director of Brooke Bond Lipton, Vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever, and as the Executive Director of Tata Sons Ltd - Ramabradran retired from executive positions in Tata in 2011. Whilst at Unilever, Ramabradran was based in Jeddah as CEO of the Arabia unit.
Ramabradran is the CEO of Mindworks, a company that advises businesses, mentors leading figures in the industry, publishes thought-pieces and actively engages in both instructional and inspirational speaking. Through this, Ramabradran has delivered knowledgable, engaging guest lectures in India and abroad. Ramabradran has a wide repertoire of subjects to share with the business owners of tomorrow, including Business in India, Markets and Customers, Governance and Strategy, Organisation and People, and Innovation. Ramabradran relies on practical, real-world examples, laden with personal stories rather than basing his work on theories.
Furthermore, Ramabradran has shared his wisdom through papers and articles in newspapers and journals, amassing over 200,000 words. Thanks to his experience, he has published numerous best-selling books, translated into Chinese, Hindi and Tamil, as well as authoring newspaper columns for financial papers. Since 2007, such titles include; A Biography of Innovations, The Case Of The Bonsai Manager, When The Penny Drops, What The CEO Really Wants From You, A Comma In A Sentence and Six Lenses.
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