Ravi is an experienced professional focusing on direct materials for the Chemicals, Oil & Gas and Industrial verticals. He brings in-depth industry knowledge and global experience leading large-scale transformation programs in procurement, supply chain and M&A synergy capture. His areas of expertise include direct materials strategy and planning, digital procurement, leveraging market intelligence to accelerate value realization, and advanced analytics.
With more than 30 years of strategic sourcing and category management experience, Ravi has led multiple procurement and sourcing engagements globally for various Fortune 500 clients. While at Accenture, he led the direct materials practice to deliver significant COGs improvement year over year through innovative levers. His team developed an advanced platform that integrated advanced category strategies and ML-based should-cost models that accelerated the identification and realization of savings opportunities. Before that, Ravi worked in numerous global supply chain, manufacturing and engineering roles at DuPont and Hewlett-Packard.
Ravi earned a master’s in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, India.