Dr.S.Ratnakumaran has over 35 year experience in various public sector and joint venture organizations out of which 13 years as Managing Director of Kerala State Co-Operative Consumers’ Federation (CONSUMERFED), Kerala State Co-Operative Rubber marketing Federation ( RUBBERMARK), Foam Mattings(India) Ltd and Rubek Balloons(Private) Ltd. He was Instrumental in turnaround RUBBERMARK and Rubek Balloons (Private) Limited. He was the key person in the preparation of Government level report for making CONSUMERFED, a Rs.1500 crores turnover organization with over 4000 employees, by overall restructuring of operations to make it viable. Government of Kerala approved the report and implemented the major recommendations and it resulted in substantial progress of the organization.
He has undergone technical training in Japan sponsored by the Association of Technical Scholarship (AOTS), under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Japan and is a Lead Assessor in Japanese 5S Management. His articles have been included in fourteen journals and also in twenty one other publications. He also made nine presentations in national and international conferences, including in countries like Japan and China. He is also a domain Expert in Business Management Sector in Business Advisory Committee of KASE, the Kerala Academy for Skill Excellence, Government of Kerala and Principal Advisor of Global Management, Energy and Aviation Consultancy.
Areas of interest: Corporate strategy, General Management, Turnaround Management, Japanese 5S Management, Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behaviour, Energy Management, Management Consultancy, Revitalization of Enterprises and Skill Development
Awards and Honors:
• Received Kerala State Energy Conservation Award in 1997; Energy Conservation Commendation certificate of Government of Kerala (2004; 2012)
• Member, State Advisory Committee, Electricity Regulatory Commission to advise Government of Kerala on Power Policy matters (2004-2006)
• Associated with Restructuring And Internal Audit Board (RIAB), Kerala for evaluating/appraising revival proposals of Public Sector Undertakings by Kerala Govt. Enterprise Reforms Committee (2002-2006)
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