Captain Raghu Raman

Strategic Coach | Author | Founding CEO of NATGRID | Ex Soldier & UN Peacekeeper


Capt. Raghu Raman, with his unique career spanning over a decade in the Indian Armed Forces, another decade as a CEO of three companies in the Mahindra Group & several years of experience in the Government, brings leadership lessons from the Armed Forces that can be leveraged by each one of us.

He has spent eleven years as an officer in the Indian Armed Forces, followed by another eleven years in the corporate sector before joining the Government as CEO of the National Intelligence Grid. 

He has served as a UN peacekeeper, & has been an instructor, teaching leadership & strategy to officers at the prestigious School of Armored Warfare.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He is a ‘Distinguished Fellow’ at the Observer Research Foundation, a frequent guest faculty in business schools, keynote speaker & columnist on National Security, Strategy & Leadership in leading publications. 

He is the author of a book on National Security published by Penguin titled “Everyman’s War”, a bestseller endorsed by business and government leaders alike.


Why Captain Raghu Raman ?

Capt. Raman has a strong presence in leading publications and platforms like TEDx and Josh as well as media – Hindustan Times, Mint, People Matters, Wired, and Indian Express. His talks have been watched over eight million times and used in several leadership forums as case studies.

He has been a strategic advisor to both national and global level leaders. Raghu’s motivational Talks are inspirational and provide battle-tested insights applicable to all industries. 

From leading troops at the famed Siachen Glacier to leading a tech start-up and other big corporates like Reliance, Mahindra, NATGRID amongst others – Capt Raghu Raman draws upon his personal experiences from the battle field to the corporate board rooms to really motivate audiences. 

From the principles of leadership to developing strategy, to adapting proven operating procedures – his talks are based on actual combat scenarios which captivate, inspire & coach the listeners.


Popular Speaking Topics 

    • Leadership at 26000 feet
    • From Strategy to Execution
    • Compelling Communication
    • Leadership During Change
    • Five Paths to Persuasion

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