Ramalingam is a proven senior professional and has over 30 years of rich experience in senior leadership positions including international management experience with leading organizations in the Fashion Design education and the main stream apparel industry. He is passionate about learning and development and a thought leader in application projects towards experiential learning in the Fashion and Life style industries. He has unique blend of skill sets in academic standards & quality management and conceptualizing new industry relevant programs.
Ramalingam came on board Pearl Academy in 2006 and prior to that he was associated with corporates such as Madura Coats, Texmaco in Indonesia and leading buying houses in senior leadership positions responsible for operational management, market development with new innovative value added range of products and supply chain including vendor development. Earlier he has worked as Associate professor and Chairperson in NIFT-Delhi and involved extensively in the development of human resources for the apparel & Life style industries through various structured courses and in-house training programs for the industry. He has gone through one year faculty internship with Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) , New york in the practical and pedagogical aspects of human resource development before joining NIFT.
He is a qualified Textile Technologist and holds masters in Industrial engineering and post Graduate certificate in Higher education from Nottingham Trent University, UK. His current area of interest is in online Hybrid and blended education.
Apart from being a voracious reader, he also equally enjoys sports and outdoor activities especially cycling and camping.