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Setting up & Running Manufacturing Operations in India

Ramesh S Visvanathan, founder of Inai Inc., discusses what needs to be considered for successful operations in India.


Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “Setting up and Running Successful Manufacturing Operations in India” features Ramesh S Visvanathan. With 30-plus years of diverse corporate and business solutions driven experience, Mr. Visvanathan has been pivotal in resolving complex issues in national and global organizations. He is founder and managing director of Inai Inc., a Canada-based boutique strategic consulting practice, serving companies in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe and India. Prior to this, he was global organizational transformation director at Nemak, and was managing director for the company’s India operations, setting up the most successful green field operations for Nemak within their global footprint.


In the 22-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Visvanathan discusses these questions:

  • What should one consider first before starting a plant in India?
  • India is a large country, so how do you select the best location for your company?
  • What are you likely to expect during the pre-project and project phases?
  • Can you provide some insights into getting ready for production & building the team?
  • Regarding successful manufacturing in India, how do you get there?
  • What are the keys to managing the people and getting the best out of them?

Click here to listen to the audio interview.

About Ramesh S Visvanathan:

Founder and Managing Director

Inai, Inc.

Ramesh S Visvanathan, with 30+ years of diverse corporate and business solutions driven experience, is passionate about building successful organizations. Both a P&L leader and Senior Global HR Executive, Ramesh generates strategic alignment through deep market understanding, collaboration, and a purpose driven, value based approach. He has been pivotal in resolving complex issues in national and global organisations with his focus on people and multicultural stakeholder management at the heart of his success. His ethos is to deliver sustainable business excellence based on ethics and integrity.  


Ramesh currently leads a boutique strategic consulting practice headquartered at Canada, as its Founder & Managing Director.  The firm focuses on supporting organizations in different phases – start up, scale up and in transition.  Specialized in story-telling and go-to-market, leadership mentoring and organizational architecture, serving enterprises across the US, Mexico Canada, Europe and India.  This is Ramesh’s third entrepreneurial venture having been a successful entrepreneur twice over in the past.

Prior to this, he held the role of Global Organizational transformation Director at Nemak SA, a $4.0 Bn (2019) automotive tier1 with global presence in 17 countries, employing in excess of 24,000 resources.  His primary role focused on defining organizational strategy and design, Global compensation, benefits & mobility strategies and executing them to meet the business vision of the organization.  In this role, he was based in Monterrey, Mexico between 2015 and 2020.  


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