Roopa Unnikrishnan builds on almost two decades of experience in roles where she has seeded and driven change and innovation in several Fortune 500 companies. The Head of Strategy at HARMAN International, she is also an author, who’s book The Career catapult, guides readers on how to use innovation skills to update their career potential.
Roopa has worked with Consumer Goods, Education and Technology clients, helping them establish and improve key processes around strategic planning, innovation space identification and idea development. Current clients include Estee Lauder, Johnson & Johnson, Harman Kardon, New York Presbyterian Hospitals, among others.
Roopa’s work around redefining client value chains to better drive customer impact has resulted in transformative strategy plans, talent approaches, strategic workforce plans, strategic planning processes, new product development, vision setting, organizational structures and culture change.
A Rhodes scholar who completed both an MPhil in Economic and Social History and an M.B.A. at the University of Oxford, Unnikrishnan also has a varied extracurricular life, being both a published poet and a world-class athlete in sports riflery. She has captained an Oxford University team and won many medals for her nation in the International arena. In 1999, she received the Arjuna Award from the President India for her sporting achievements.