Shobhana P. Ravi

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Experience: Chief of Information Technology, Innovation and Learning Officer, TAFE


Shobhana has been a management professional for 35 years in Information Technology, Learning & Development and Change Management. Projects that demand conceptualizing, planning and implementing technologies for competitive advantage are her forte. Currently as Chief – IT, Innovation & Learning Officer, at Tractors & Farm Equipment Limited (a global Top 3 Tractor manufacturer). She leads the IT, Learning & Development, Business Excellence & Knowledge Management. She anchors Vision to Reality Plan of the company and its deployment along with the Execution Excellence Initiative Implementing SAP in 1999 in a record seven months, introducing industry leading technologies innovatively in B2B, B2C and employee portal, Dealer Management system on Cloud, Mobility solutions and leading TAFE on its EFQM Business Excellence journey in the organization are a few of her career highlights. She has been awarded the GOLD CIO award of CIOL enterprise Connect Award twice and the CIO Magazine CIO-100 Award in 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2015. She was honored with the special award Cloud Conqueror and “The Hall of Fame” in 2015. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Loyola Institute of Business Administration (University of Madras) and Leadership development program from Wharton School of Management and Post Graduate qualifications in Computer Design, System Analysis and Data processing. Shobhana is passionate about leadership coaching and change management. She is a Certified Executive Coach from Results Coaching System, US and a Certified Business Excellence assessor for CII EXIM Business Excellence Model. Having contributed to Learning & development in bringing best practices w.r.t Development programs for all levels including Senior Business leaders, and having spent considerable time in Competency Framework development, Shobhana is also currently leading the transformation journey of Learning & Knowledge management through digital at TAFE. She is an avid reader with a preference for books on Indian philosophy and spirituality. Yoga is an integral part of her life. She also loves travelling, building deep relationships and observing various cultures first hand. She is married to Ravi Kesavan, a Businessman and has a daughter who is a finance professional.

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Chief of Information Technology, Innovation and Learning Officer, TAFE