Dr. Raj Dravid

Dr. Raj Dravid Chief Operating officer (Skills Group)

Chief Operating officer (Skills Group), IL&FS Cluster development Initiative Ltd.,

Dr Raj Dravid is a widely respected Management professional who had held various senior positions with a common thread of skill building, OD interventions, designing of organization renewal Strategies and incubating start ups as major strength areas. His work experience in various roles such as consultant, Adviser and Director/VP with various blue chip companies in India and Middle East makes his profile a unique one in terms of different competencies.  He had, at a corporate level worked with the entire group in devising core strategies and processes and he is perhaps one of the few professionals having in depth exposure to methods such as Hay’s system of Job Evaluation and Dr Robert Kaplan’s Balanced Scorecard having had implementation experience in both. His stints in India also include roles as OD and general management consultant with Tata Consultancy Services and Centre for Organization Development- both premier consultancy houses.

Dr Dravid has served as Managing Director of an IT offshore development center in Chennai.  The sectors that Dr.Dravid has been associated with include Fertilizers and Chemicals, Telecom, IT, Reinsurance and Apparel exports. An organizational Behavior and Training management qualification coupled with degree in Business management, Psychology and doctorate in Behavioral Sciences Dr Dravid combines academic excellence with sharp hands on style of management.

Presently Dr. Dravid works with IL&FS as Chief Operating Officer  and is actively involved in skill building initiatives for the below poverty line segment. Under his leadership IL&FS has trained and placed over 200,000 youth  in different verticals. Significantly Dr. Dravid has worked extensively in the Left wing Affected districts of the country and has migrated over 10,000 BPL youth to jobs in organized sector across the metros. His contribution in the skill development space has been widely acknowledged by the government, private sector and industry bodies. He is a regular speaker at ISB- Hyderabad, XLRI- Jamshedpur and ASCI- Hyderabad and several institutions of national repute.

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