Chief Advisor - Business Strategy & Development
Prasad Gopalan is an Independent Strategy & OD consultant with clients in the Education, Hospitality and Financial sectors. He is also an Empanelled Assessor, Coach & Facilitator for Leadership Development with Aon Hewitt India.
Prasad Gopalan is an Electrical & Electronics Engineer from SASTRA University. He also holds an MBA (Marketing) from T.A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He has over 20 years of rich cross-functional, multi-industry experience in Business Strategy, Human Resource, Governance, Manufacturing Operations, Commercial Contracts, Learning & Development and Sales & Marketing.
Prasad started his career in 1992 as Product Engineer in MECORD Marketing, Chennai, and worked in various organizations like Klenzaids Bioclean Devices, Mumbai, Gulf Incon, Doha – Qatar & Manager - Business planning & strategy with Carborundum Universal Ltd, a Murugappa Group company in Chennai.
In 2006, Prasad joined GMR Group as AGM, supporting the Chairman in review and decision support on corporate functions of the Group. In 2008, he assumed the role of Head- Leadership & Organisation Development for the Group. In 2010, Prasad moved to The Maldives as Chief Commercial Officer for GMR Maldives International Airport, with responsibility for Airport revenues, Airport Commercial Strategy & Masterplan, Marketing and Business Development functions.
In August 2013, Prasad left corporate life to pursue his career as an independent consultant and trainer. He is also the Founder & Partner of Cerebhyas - A Center for cognitive skill assessment training on Attention, Processing Speed, Memory and Logic & Reasoning. Cerebhyas trains children and adults of all age groups with a special focus on slow learners, children with attention and reading difficulties and victims of Traumatic Brain Injury.