BiographyRam Kumar Kakani is a Professor and Head (Center for Governance) at the IIM Kozhikode. Ram started as a technocrat in the corporate sector and moved towards the academic world with a focus on Finance-Performance-Strategy. Earlier, Ram was faculty at XLRI Jamshedpur and LBSNAA Mussoorie. Abroad, he worked as an academic in Denmark, Nigeria, Singapore, and U.A.E.
Lately, Ram has moved towards the Leadership domain, with a focus on socially impactful initiatives aimed at Public Administration including holding the role of Director of the Government of India’s NCLDCA. Ram has co-authored books with publishers ranging from Cambridge, Sage to Routledge. His textbooks with McGraw-Hill run into multiple editions. Ram hopes to consolidate his learnings by merging his crossfunctional insights in Business, Financial Analysis, Governance, Public Policy, and Leadership Development – and make life more meaningful.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Crossfunctional insights in Business, Financial Analysis, Governance, Public Policy, and Leadership Development.
Adventure Trips, Travel