Chief Excellence Officer & Leadership excellence coach

Dr. Aravindan Raghavan Master Black belt, International accredited Lean Six Sigma trainer, an Author, and an International Public Speaker. He is the first global business excellence working professional to get ICF-PCC Credential in the Pharma sector.

He is a B Tech Chemical Engineer with General Management from the Indian School of Business. He has trained 15000 + employees globally in Lean Six sigma areas and also has 2000+ professional coaching hours experience in the areas of individual leadership and organizational excellence

His 30+ years of experience in the Petrochemical, Pharma sectors makes him an expert in managing Global Operational Excellence, Supply chain management in Big Pharma companies at the corporate level. He also worked in areas of Business Strategy, Operations, Supply chain transformation, Organization Transformation, and Deployment of Shop Floor Excellence globally engaging all employees. Last 15 years as a corporate business excellence leader worked closely with CEO &COO to bring organization transformation to achieve P&L bottom- line impact @ more than 25 Million USD.

Aravindan was associated with Reliance Industries, Jubilant, Piramal group, Aurobindo pharma Dr.Reddys and – Syngene international for spearheading their efficiency and effectiveness initiatives to transform as a world-class service organization. He is expert in setting up group level center of excellence and driving organization excellence and transformational initiatives. Currently deploys excellence with complete integration of Digital-Pharma 4.0 strategy and complete understanding of Data Science, AI, ML, and analytics projects

He has won a lot of national awards and recognitions for his contributions to the pharma industry in the field of excellence and organizational transformations. Recently he was honored by the Indian achiever’s forum as the ‘’Man of Excellence award’’ 2020 for his contribution to the pharma sector and nation-building in the field of excellence. Recently won India Pharma Awards 2021 for Syngene International in the Operational Excellence category and in Aug 2022 ‘Brandon Hall Group bronze award’ for excellence in the ‘Best Advance in Compliance Training’ category for innovative module design and 100% coverage of employee.

Aravindan’s vision is to touch and influence the lives of at least 10000 people every year and have touched 40000 professionals till date. He helps in areas of excellence and leadership. He co-authored a chapter in the COACH WISDOM – II book sharing his life context of ‘’ Self-cull caring ‘’ and success story as an leadership excellence coach.


Certifications, Honors and Awards


For Best Operational Excellence -Manufacturing Category

Won the prestigious India Pharma awards for the Operational Excellence (Manufacturing) category on 24th Nov 2021 as a part of CPhI India and P-MEC Expo organized by Informa market



In recognition of Outstanding Professional contribution in Pharmaceutical Sector and Contribution in Nation Building and was top 50



Mr Aravindan Raghavan, Head – Operational Excellence was recognized as CERTIFIED QUALITIST – LEVEL 3 WITH A BADGE and CERTIFICATION from Sunil Lulla, Founder QIMPRO, Mumbai in their recently held Qual Tech Prize function held on 08th November. LEVEL 3 is this highest level as a mark of excellence among quality professionals selected by high level Jury. This is to recognize the individual’s contribution in the Quality / Excellence space and creating value to organizations for more than 10 years. Aravindan was only person recognized from Pharma and CRO sector and was among top 30 professionals who achieved this level across India & Middle east from all sectors.

Qimpro is the first dedicated quality management consultancy in India with presence of more than 30 years enabling Indian industries to make habit of Continuous improvement and Innovation.


Honor date Feb 2018 honor issuer Dr Reddys

Honor description Recognizing Efforts for driving Excellence in Business and Technical Operations to meet increased Market Requirements through higher Operating Efficiency. Achieved On Time In Full ~ Avg 98% and High Customer satisfaction


Honor description Won the First Prize (Winner) for a Lean Sigma project of Manufacturing Category- Capacity Enhancement project  in 25th Qimpro Convention.



Honor date Feb 2019 honor issuer 8th Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit of Kamikaze.

Honor description:  Won National Award for contribution of Excellence in pharma companies for last 14 years in big corporates to bring more than 40 Million USD in savings through Lean Six sigma green and black belts, Transforming Supply chain functions and also brining cultural transformation by engaging all 100% employees through unique shop floor transformation initiative specifically for pharma companies across globally in Piramal group, Aurobindo, Syngene.


Honor date Dec 2013 honor issuer UBM Group

Honor description This award is for the Best Project and Business Excellence journey for the Operational Excellence Category in API across all pharma Companies in India. This award was given away by State Minister and media coverage, photo was published in economic times on


Other notable Honors & Awards
  • Honorary PhD from Indian Institute of Research and Management for contribution of Excellence for Indian industry for last 25 years in field of Manufacturing and Operations
  • National Award for Achievement in Continuous Improvement
    honor date Feb 2015 honor issuer 4th Asia Supply Chain Summit organized by Kamikaze B2B media honor description Won National Award for Best Achievement in Continuous improvement for the Operational Excellence work done in Shopfloor and Business functions in terms of Shop floor transformation and Service Effectiveness team in all Manufacturing Sites and Corporate office of Piramal Enterprises Limited. This award was selected among various sectors which was nominated
  • Best Project in Lakshya Content 2013
    honor date Nov 2013 honor issuer NITIE, Mumbai
    honor description Won the Best Project under the Operations Category of National Level content in Lakshya 2013 conducted by NITIE, Mumbai
  • Frost & Sullivan Platunum Award for Business Excellence
    honor date Feb 2013 honor issuer Frost & Sullivan
    honor description Awarded for Consistent Manufacturing Excellence performance and Business Results in Piramal Site and also the Cultural transformation seen

Co-author of book Coach Wisdom – II on the topic of self-full caring and excellence leadership

World first Pharma Operational excellence professional to get ICF-PCC Certification and Badge

IASSC – Accredited Training Associate for Lean Six sigma

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