Ram Chandrashekar is Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence, Technology and Transformation, driving operational excellence, technology and transformation across ManpowerGroup's 80 countries and territories. Prior to this Chandrashekar successfully led the APME region for 10 years, in addition to his global responsibilities as Executive Vice President of Operational Excellence and IT.
Chandrashekar’s responsibilities include implementing a rigorous metric-oriented framework to drive operational excellence and working with operations worldwide to accelerate growth. Chandrashekar leads global transformation to implement technologies that will help the company serve clients and candidates better and faster, and drive more value from the organization’s global IT assets.
Chandrashekar joined ManpowerGroup in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific region where he strengthened operational discipline and improved the region’s results significantly. Chandrashekar served as Executive Sponsor for a number of key initiatives including implementation of shared services, formulation of the Experis brand strategy and the roll-out of Borderless Talent Solutions globally. In 2016, Chandrashekar also assumed global brand leadership for the Experis business and works with operations worldwide in determining strategies and improving performance.
Before joining ManpowerGroup, Chandrashekar was Chief Operating Officer of the Sterling Infotech Group of companies, which had diversified interests in high growth sectors such as communication, media, renewable energy, realty and food in different parts of the world. At Sterling, he built the Group's telecom business which comprised of mobile telephony, wireless broadband, enterprise services and telecom consulting, and grew them to market leadership positions. Chandrashekar also contributed to start-ups in renewable energy, realty and food. Prior to Sterling Infotech, Chandrashekar had worked with global consulting firms, Deloitte & Touche and Arthur Andersen, in the US and India.
Chandrashekar holds dual Masters Degrees including Master of Professional Accounting from Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA and Master of Commerce from the University of Madras, India. Chandrashekar has served as Executive Council Member of Cellular Operator Association of India and Internet Service Providers Association of India and as Member of Indo American Chamber of Commerce and American Business Council, Chennai. He currently resides in Singapore.