Dravida Seetharam


D. Seetharam is an accomplished leader with 35 years of senior management experience in Indian industry. He has led strategic programs for companies, including the implementation of global initiatives. Experienced in building the brand and reputation of companies, he holds numerous achievements in the area of governmental affairs, manufacturing and operations.

Within two years of being named IBM’s Governmental Programs leader in India, he significantly expanded the Company’s foot print with government officials. He led the expansion of its strategy and programs designed to establish IBM as a trusted partner with the central and state governments. He has extensive experience and expertise working with governments across India, and elsewhere. As a member of the IBM Global Governmental Programs Leadership team, he contributed directly to the company’s worldwide objectives in the areas of Market Access, Open Standards, Workforce Flexibility and Market Support. He also led a number of professional development initiatives comprising colleagues from different cultures and nationalities.

He has demonstrated leadership skills in building motivated, innovative, and high performing teams that consistently delivered on core business commitments and execution of strategy. During his career he has led teams in Manufacturing, Customer Service, Operations and Strategic Planning. In addition to his work with IBM, his professional experience includes employment with Siemens, TVS Electronics, and Tech Pacific.

He is a certified Professional Coach and has served as Advisory Board member of Project Management India Bangalore Chapter for the last 5 years. He has held executive council positions in MAIT (Manufacturing Association of IT) and Confederation of Indian Industry. (CII)

D.Seetharam has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering with Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He lives in Bangalore.

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