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Ramesh Navaladi

Ramesh Navaladi

Director of Operations

A veteran administrator, Ramesh leads finance, grants, general administration, human resources, and procurement efforts at The Council. As Director Operations, he is instrumental in executing the short and long-term vision of the organisation.

Ramesh brings 30 years of experience in leadership, management and operations to The Council, having led several projects and programs at national and international organisations, and across sectors. He has worked for both governments, and non-governmental organisations and think tanks.

Before taking on Operations at The Council, Ramesh spent 21 years at USAID as Senior Project Development Specialist, and approximately five years at the United Nations Development Programme. He has been trained in program development, program operations, implementation, monitoring and close out.

Ramesh has served in the United States, Iraq, India, Yemen and several South Asian countries. He is certified by the US government in Project Management and from the Manitoba Institute of Management in Non-Profit Management. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Madras University.

  • 26countries visited
  • 35years of experience
  • 2conflict zones served in
  • What I believe in


    I am blessed to be with CEEW and be amongst young minds with a passion to drive the energy, environment, and water agenda. I am happy to be a participant in this young organisation and look forward to charting its growth.


    What Others say


    While facing challenges, big or small, Ramesh reminds us to be process-driven and people-driven at every step. There is much to learn from his vast experience for every individual at The Council.


    Mihir Shah

    Strategic Communications Lead