Janaki Ramachandram has more than 33 years of experience with premier B-Schools. Before joining Krea, she was heading the Academic Programmes and Administration team at the Indian Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam, since its inception in September 2015. She was the Secretary to the Board of Governors, in-charge of MBA student admissions, financial aid, placements, student affairs, HR, and general administration. She also helped develop standard operating procedures in the preparation of budgets and annual reports, library operations, disability services, medical services, hostel and mess services, and outsourced services such as IT services, housekeeping services, and security services.
At ISB, she led the implementation of SAP Higher Education and Research – Student Life Cycle Management Module, other IT applications such as Moodle-based Learning Management System (LMS), and course registration software. She has also contributed towards setting up IT and PGP offices at ISB Mohali. At XLRI, she led the development of the Academic Information System (AIS) and Class Scheduling System (CSS). She has also worked with the Registrar’s Office, Director’s Office, Dean’s Office and Management Development Programmes’ Office.
Janaki Ramachandram holds a PGDBA degree in Finance from SCDL, Pune, Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from KPMG, and CLIP – Certified Lead Implementer Professional by BSI. She is currently pursuing her PhD from Andhra University.