As an Organisational Development professional, Karuna Ramanathan has more than two decades of extensive experience in leadership development, organizational learning and knowledge management. His passion lies in developing leaders and managers who will lead learning, for knowledge creation, transfer and integration, for organizational growth in complex and uncertain environments. In Oct 2014, he joined the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore, and is currently its Senior Organisational Development Consultant.
After three decades of military service, Karuna retired from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) in Oct 2014 as the Deputy Head of the Center for Leadership Development. As the current President of the Information and Knowledge Management Society of Singapore (iKMS), Karuna brings with him more than a decade of in-depth practical know-how on preparing knowledge workers for the new economy. After obtaining an MSc (KM), Karuna has completed a PhD in Leadership and Knowledge Management, taught at Nanyang Technological University’s KM postgraduate programmes, and is currently involved with NUS Business School leader development programmes.
He has published several conference papers and book chapters, and has presented in and conducted more than 50 LD and KM workshops, including Global Learning Summit, Asia Pacific Storytelling Congress, Origins Business Narrative Conference, KM World, KM UK, KM Asia, KM India, KM Malaysia and KM Singapore.