Sriram Padmanabhan is a graduate Mechanical Engineer (CBIT, Osmania University, Hyderabad, class of 1984) with a Master’s in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur (class of 1986).
Sriram ‘s experience spans automobile, auto-component, engineering and service sectors in India and abroad. Over the course of his career Sriram has contributed to sales, marketing, HR and general management functions in leading conglomerates like TVS, Murugappa (Chennai) and Mahindra (Mumbai). In Mahindra, he was Head-HR for their JV with a US Truck manufacturing company. Sriram is also a qualified Assessor in the EFQM Model of Business Excellence and has had the opportunity to assess leading organizations like Bharat Electronics, GAIL, and Hindustan Unilever amongst others thus affording him unique management perspectives.
Sriram later put to use his diverse experience as the Founder of Fructus Consultants (www.fructusconsultants.com) where he partnered with clients across industries for Talent Acquisition, Executive Coaching and HR Consulting.
As Director, Career Centre, SRM IST, and Director, Corporate Relations, SRM AP, Sriram oversees the Placement Office (PO) and the Career Development Centre (CDC). The Career Centre caters to all the four campuses of SRM IST and is instrumental in forging partnerships with industry for recruitment, internships and facilitating active industry-institute linkages for mutual benefit. The placement season 2019 witnessed more than 525 companies visiting campus and is all set to surpass last seasons’ record of 540 companies.
Sriram is widely travelled both within and outside India, has an eclectic taste in books and music and is a jogging enthusiast. An avid quizzer in college, Sriram was a member of K-Circle, Hyderabad (forum for serious quiz buffs).