Padmakumar Ananthakrishnan

Padmakumar Ananthakrishnan

Padmakumar is a University Gold Medallist in his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Management from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has over twenty five years of experience in large Corporates handling Corporate Planning, Business Development and Operations Excellence.
Padmakumar started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited as a Territory Sales In-charge (TSI) in the Personal Products Division. After post graduation, he joined CMC in the Business Development function handling sectors such as Power, Ports & Cargo and Tourism. Later he moved to HTC as a General Manager, responsible for presales activities in Europe and USA. He then took up the role of Head – Global Pursuit Services at Microsoft, and built and led a High Performance Team providing presales support for Consulting Sales. During his tenure at Microsoft, he grew the Global Pursuit Services team from a team size of one to over 40.
He is a Member of the International Professional Storytellers and All India Management Association (AIMA). He has also served as the Past Division Governor for Division H of Toastmasters International, a communication and leadership development institution. He has been active in local chapter of AIESEC, the international student exchange body. He has delivered guest Lectures in educational institutions such as Amrita Institute of Management, Coimbatore, Meenakshi College of Engineering, Chennai, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
He has also been an expert Panel speaker in TV programs such as “New Age News”; focusing on emerging technologies and their use in various sectors such as Retail, HealthCare, Entertainment and Manufacturing. He is an Accredited Coach, helping startup entrepreneurs refine their business ideas. He is a member of the Enterprise Consultants Assn., and does one-off engagements for enterprises on Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Process Value Re-engineering, Maverick Resourcing, Packaging and Pricing.
He is a Regional Director of the Alpha Group, UK, helping Small and Medium Enterprises to form Peer-to-Peer Advisory Boards for accelerating business growth.