Ramesh S HandePromoter & Director
Ramesh S Hande is Director, FrontEdge Human Capital Pvt. Ltd. & FrontEdge Academy Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, India.
Ramesh is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, Karnataka (1984) and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Management (PGDIM) from International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi (1986). He has also participated in Leadership Programs at IMD, Geneva and at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
In 2012, Ramesh co-founded “FrontEdge Human Capital Pvt. Ltd”, a “last mile” business solutions provider to leading companies across industry sectors. FrontEdge helps its clients manage their sales teams, channels and customers better through diagnostic – remedial interventions. FrontEdge offers a customized bouquet of several services in three broad areas – Consulting, Process Design & Management and Capability Development. The Company has worked / is working with leading companies such as Britannia Industries, Godrej Consumer Products, Marico, Emami, ITC, Ceat, Arvind Brands, Perfetti Van Melle, VLCC, MTR Foods / Orkla, Garware Wall Ropes, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, Hicare Services, among others.
In 2014, Ramesh co-founded “FrontEdge Academy Pvt. Ltd” to promote vocational education across the country. FrontEdge is the National Vertical Anchor for the Hospitality Vertical with Tata Institute of Social Sciences – School of Vocational Education (TISS-SVE). The Company is setting up a national ecosystem for vocational training in Hospitality. This ecosystem comprises of geographical and segment wise mapping of skills in the sector, design and development of appropriate courses and content based on the needs of industry, appointment and development of Training Hub Partners and forging partnerships with industry. TISS – FrontEdge offer AICTE approved 3 year B.Voc (Degree) courses in Hotel Management and Hospitality Management besides Certification and Skill Enhancement courses in F&B Service, Front Office Management, Food Production and Housekeeping.
During the period 1986 – 2012, Ramesh has worked with leading Indian and multinational organizations across FMCG, Building Products, Telecom, HR Services, Retail and Tractor industries. He has contributed in key Sales & Distribution, General Management and Leadership roles in leading companies such as Marico (Head – National Sales), Adecco India (COO – India), Vodafone (Head-Sales & Mktg), International Tractors (CEO) and Tractors & Farm Equipment Ltd (AVP – Sales & Mktg).