Transforming Stress: The Secret of Success in the Business World

SDM Leadership Series Lecture

Ramesh Hariharan, PhD (Sloan MBA ‘04) 

Ramesh Hariharan, PhD (Sloan MBA ‘04)
Global Director and Geographic Expansion Leader
Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics

April 1, 2010
6:30pm – 7:30pm
MIT Tang Center (E51-361)
Free and open to all.
Refreshments provided after the event

Through this experiential seminar, Dr. Hariharan will address applying techniques for success in the corporate world that bring the mind to a state of “relaxed-alertness”. Taught in the programs of the Art of Living Foundation in more than 45 corporations across four continents, these techniques provide tools to improve productivity, motivate teams and help in relating to a wide range of individuals with varying expertise and experience.

Dr. Hariharan first learned of the Art of Living program in 2004, as a student at Sloan. He believes he learned more leadership lessons from it than from all of his formal educational training. In this evening’s seminar, he will share his experiences with fellow Sloanies and offer a glimpse of the benefits through guided breathing exercises and meditation.

Speaker: Ramesh Hariharan is a Global Director and Geographic Expansion Leader at Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. Prior to Novartis, he was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, which he joined after his MBA. At McKinsey, he served Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Private Equity clients in U.S., Germany and U.K., spanning a range of Commercial, R&D and Business Development issues for 4+ years. Ramesh’s educational degrees include a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and MBA from MIT Sloan ’04.

The Art of Living Foundation is one of largest volunteer based not-for-profit humanitarian organization in the world. Active in more than 145 countries, the organization is the fastest growing NGO affiliated with the UN and has impacted more than 30 million people from all backgrounds, religions, and cultural traditions. With its unique and powerful yoga, breathing and meditation techniques for relaxation and heightened awareness, it has empowered people at the individual level. Its mission is to promote a violence-free, stress-free society through its numerous worldwide social projects spanning all sections of society.

Sponsored by the System Design and Management Program (SDM), a joint program of the MIT Sloan School of Management and MIT School of Engineering. SDM resides within the MIT Engineering Systems Division.

Ramesh Hariharan, PhD (Sloan MBA ‘04)