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Vivek Raja Padmanabhan

Dr Vivek teaches General Management and Human Resources Management, concentrating specifically on Strategic Management, Corporate Governance, Ethics in Business, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rural Marketing, Rural Management, Entrepreneurship Development, along with all HR courses at CMR University’s School of Management. He has a Ph.D in Rural Management, and possesses 38 years of industry experience.

Research interests:

Corporate Social Responsibility, Rural Management


“From 1983 to 2010: 27 years in the Corporate Sector. Started as a Management Trainee at the RPG Enterprises Group, and rose to the position of Director & CEO of Reitzel India, an Indian subsidiary under the Reitzel Group, Switzerland. Have served on the Board of three companies.

Was also an entrepreuner for three years, and have started up two companies, one in the BPO space, and onother in food processing.

Thereafter, took up academics as a career, and have been teaching at CMR Institute of Management Studies, Acharya Institute of Technology, and CMRU for the past 8 years.”