Featured Alumni

  • Name : Kaushik Ramaswamy
  • Batch : 2000-2002
  • Current Designation : Vice President, Finance Change
  • Current Firm : Barclays
  • Industry : Banking & Financial Services
  • Current Location : Chennai, India

Kaushik is an illustrious alumnus from the second batch (2000-02) of Sri Balaji Society, with an PGDM/MBA specializing in Finance. He was placed in Kotak Life Insurance through campus. He joined them as a Management Trainee. He was responsible for the smooth conduct of operations across branches pan India. He performed very well in his role and a year later, was promoted as Manager. After a period of over 2 years, he moved to Tata AIG Life Insurance in their Head Office Operations. He managed a large team and interacted with senior management to ensure process efficiency and customer satisfaction. He received several awards for his outstanding performance.

After gaining significant industry experience, he moved into management consulting by joining Accenture Strategy in 2007. He undertook several consulting assignments across various countries (UK, US, Malaysia) and did exceedingly well. He worked in UK for 4 years where he undertook challenging consulting projects with several leading Financial Services companies in England and Scotland. He also performed a highly critical role of a Program Manager in London and delivered great success. He managed a highly talented team of analysts and consultants across the globe and delivered consulting projects in an onshore-offshore model.

After a remarkable career in consulting, in 2014 he moved back to India and joined Barclays as a Vice President for Finance Change. He manages teams across locations to drive change in the Finance function and is responsible for Location Strategy of the organization.

Kaushik has had tremendous growth in his career from a fresh PGDM/MBA graduate to a Vice President in a leading multinational bank. To stay relevant and be up-to-date with the latest in the industry, he pursued various certifications. He is an Associate in Insurance Institute of India (III), an Associate of Life Management Institute (ALMI) and Associate in Customer Services (LOMA).

On the personal front, Kaushik is married, his wife is a VP in a foreign bank and they have a 7 year old son. In his leisure time, Kaushik likes travelling, he is a sports aficionado, is passionate about singing and is also a regular blood donor.