Sudhakar Rao studied Mechanical Engg at graduate level and went to IIM, Bangalore for Post Graduate Program in Management. Sudhakar Rao has recently completed a specialized program on “Design Thinking” from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sudhakar Rao started his career as Brand Manager and moved up as SBU Head and Director. In a career spanning over 20+ yrs, Sudhakar Rao played multiple roles of Branding, Marketing, Corporate Relations, International Operations etc
Over the last 2 decades of fast track work life, Sudhakar Rao dealt with sectors like Textiles, Food and Education where he not only launched many brands but also nurtured them towards their rightful position in the market place.
Sudhakar Rao is a key-note speaker at various national and international fora. He is also the Chairperson for Education at FICCI. His areas of interest include Innovation, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Diversity & Inclusiveness, Design Thinking apart from Branding.
Sudhakar Rao has been an accomplished Brand Strategist, a StartUp Mentor and a Social Media Advisor.
At ICFAI, Sudhakar Rao heads Branding for the entire Group that includes 11 ICFAI Universities, 9 ICFAI Business Schools, 7 Tech Schools, 7 Law Schools and a huge Distance Learning Program.