Ram Charan Keynote Speaker

  • World-renowned Business Advisor
  • Author of best-seller, Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (2002)
  • Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources

Ram Charan's Biography

Ram Charan Speaker Profile:

Ram Charan is a highly sought after business advisor and speaker, famous among senior executives for his uncanny ability to solve their toughest business problems. For more than thirty-five years, Ram has worked behind the scenes with top executives at some of the world’s most successful companies, including GE, Verizon, Novartis, Dupont, Thomson Corporation, Honeywell, KLM, Bank of America and MeadWestvaco.

Identified by Fortune as the leading expert in corporate governance, Ram is helping boards go beyond the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley and the New York Stock Exchange by providing practical ways to improve their group dynamics. Boards, CEOs and senior-most human resource executives often seek his advice on talent planning and key hires.

Many people have come to know Ram through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards. He won the Bell Ringer award at GE’s famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern. He was among BusinessWeek’s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs.

Over the past decade, Charan has captured his business insights in numerous books and articles. In the past five years, Charan’s books have sold more than 2 million copies. These include the best-seller “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” (2002),  and “Confronting Reality” (2004), both co-authored with Larry Bossidy, as well as  “What the CEO Wants You to Know” (2001). and  “Boards That Lead: When to Take Charge, When to Partner, and When to Stay Out of the Way” (2013).  His latest book is entitled “Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First” was published in March of 2018.  A frequent contributor to Fortune, Ram has written two cover stories, Why CEOs Fail and Why Companies Fail. His other articles have appeared in The Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Director’s Monthly and Strategy and Business.

Ram has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Corporate Governance and was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. He is on the board of Austin Industries and Tyco Electronics.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Ram Charan’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

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Videos of Ram Charan

Leading in uncertain times (2013)
Leading in uncertain times (2013)
On His Latest Book, The Global Tilt (2013)
On His Latest Book, The Global Tilt (2013)

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