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Raj Ramachandran, EdD

Title: Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting

Raj is a Senior Partner with Korn/Ferry Leadership and Talent Consulting. Raj brings nearly two decades of management consulting and industry experience working with clients such as MasterCard, Starbucks, Dow, DuPont, International Paper, and Raytheon. Raj works with clients to understand their business needs and implement solutions in selecting, engaging, and developing talent.


Prior to joining the Firm, Raj was Vice-President of Enterprise Solutions at Apollo Education Group and has served as a management consultant at Accenture, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers providing leadership and talent management services to a variety of Fortune 500 clients in the higher-education, manufacturing, retail and high-tech industries. Raj has worked with senior executives, top teams and high-potential leaders and managers, guiding them and their organizations to deliver business results.

Raj has presented at such events as CLO Magazine’s Learning Symposium, Elliott Masie’s Learning conferences, University of Chicago’s Booth School Leadership Summit and national Chamber of Commerce events as well as served as faculty at Accenture’s Management Consulting University, UC San Diego and University of Phoenix. He has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and India’s Financial Express and Business Today periodicals in the area of global learning leadership.

Raj earned his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from The Ohio State University and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earning both his master's and doctorate in Education. He is also an alumnus of the Wharton Business School. He also serves on the boards of Ohio State's Buckeye Leadership Fellows, an eminent undergraduate leadership development program and University of Pennsylvania's PennCLO program, the premier executive education program for talent leaders.