Popularly known as Raghs, Raghavan Ramaswamy, President, Sandvik Construction, India, hails from the culturally rich Indian city of Chennai. After completing his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Barathiar University Coimbatore, Raghavan began his career with the erstwhile Hindustan Motors Earthmoving Equipment Division, which is the current Caterpillar India. "I was picked up from college; it was not by design, it was by default", says Raghavan.
Raghavan currently heads the Construction Business Area at Sandvik, India. He joined Sandvik in 2008 in Lahti, Finland, to take care of the breakers business there. But he is not new to the company. His association with Sandvik started way back in 1997 when he was working for one of Sandvik's dealerships in the Middle East. He is currently based in India for the last two years. Raghavan's mantra of success is that there is no shortcut to hard work.
Over the years, Raghavan has had the opportunity of working with different cultures and nationalities, thus enabling him to experience, learn, seize and imbibe the best of entirety.
According to Raghavan every single opportunity and change in his professional career is an achievement. Having worked with various leading multinationals, he says that this has taught him a lot.
Known to be a people's person, Raghavan acknowledges and respects people who are enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about their work. Having been part of the heavy equipment sector for long now, Raghavan strongly recommends youngsters to opt for challenging jobs.
A voracious reader, Raghavan has an undying appetite for reading. He also loves watching movies and has a fine blend of classical and contemporary collection of movies. In his free time, Raghavan loves spending time with his family û wife and two sons.