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ILSS Batch: December 2018
Previous role(s): Futurebrands Pvt Ltd; Glaxo SmithKline (India); TNS (Singapore) and Unilever
Current role: Regional Head - South, CRY
ILSS alumnus Karthik Narayanan has joined CRY as Regional Director (South). In his new role, Karthik will manage various aspects such as fundraising, volunteering, advocacy, program management and finance at CRY’s regional operations. As a part of the Managing Committee, he will also give inputs on the organisation’s overall strategy and capability building.
“This is the most challenging and exciting role I have ever taken on. It allows me to speed up my learning at an integrated level and also help develop my thinking around working with and enabling grassroots organisations. It gives me a place to understand how to develop solutions for social change in an integrated manner,” says Karthik, who attended our program in December 2018.
Prior to signing up for the program, Karthik spent 24 years in various leadership roles in marketing research, consumer insights and brand consulting with organisations such as Futurebrands Pvt Ltd, Glaxo SmithKline (India), TNS (Singapore) and Unilever.
“The 9-day ILSS Leadership Program provided me with the breadth and depth of contextual knowledge that helped me frame the enquiry within myself first to then seek out the roles in social sector that will help fulfil my purpose,” he says.