Ravi Ramamurti


Ravi Ramamurti is D’Amore-McKim Distinguished Professor of International Business & Strategy, and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University, Boston. He is an expert on innovation and strategy in emerging markets.

Ramamurti obtained his BSc (Physics) from St. Stephen’s College, his MBA with a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad, and his DBA from Harvard Business School. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard Business School, MIT’s Sloan School, CEIBS-China, IMD-Switzerland, Fletcher School at Tufts U, and the Wharton School at U. of Pennsylvania. An outstanding teacher, he has won the ADL Prize for Professor of the Year several times.

He is the author of seven books on emerging markets. His article on reverse innovation with Vijay Govindarajan won the EBS Prize for best article on Innovation Management, and their joint research on Indian healthcare led to “Delivering World-Class Healthcare Affordably,” Harvard Business Review (Nov 2013).

Ramamurti has been a consultant to the UNDP, USAID, and Fulbright, and was principal consultant to the World Bank’s board on privatization. He advised The Economist group on its online offerings on emerging markets.

His consulting clients include Albert Einstein Hospital (Brazil), American Council of Healthcare Executives, Arthur D. Little, Bosch, Cognex, DSML Executive Search, EG&G, EMC, General Electric, Hasbro, Ivey Center for Health Innovation, Jai Group (Brazil), Keio Research Institute (Japan), KPMG International, Lab Products Association, Lloyd’s of London, Nielsen, Petrobras (Brazil), Praxair, Reutgers, SK Group (S. Korea), Steel Authority of India Ltd., Tata Group, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Wipro.

Ramamurti is a frequent keynote speaker on strategy and innovation in emerging markets. He is quoted regularly in the business press.

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