Ramesh Ramachandran is Senior Vice President - Strategy and Precision Farming at Mahindra and Mahindra’s Farm Equipment Business. His role encompasses both strategy development as well as identifying and incubating new revenue opportunities, both organically and inorganically. With agriculture poised for great change, Ramesh is closely involved in leveraging emerging digital technologies to deliver new product and service solutions to farmers. He strongly believes in the transformative power of technology in addressing business and social challenges.
Ramesh has close to 25 years of experience in innovation, marketing, strategy and P&L management. This includes 9 years with Unilever’s ice cream and Frozen Foods business in a variety of UK and European roles as well as 6 years in the London office of a boutique innovation and venturing consultancy where he helped Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 clients identify, prototype and incubate new ventures. In the early part of his career Ramesh worked with Shell in India where as part of the India start up team he worked across sales, marketing and business development to set up some of their initial businesses reporting eventually to the MD.
Ramesh has an MBA with distinction from INSEAD, an MMS from S.P Jain Institute of Management and Research and a B.Sc (Hon) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.
He is a long distance runner with a passion for Indian percussion.