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Oxford University Press India announces the appointment of V. Sivaramakrishnan as Managing Director
05 November 2015
Oxford University Press India has today announced the appointment of V. Sivaramakrishnan (Siva) as Managing Director, with regional responsibilities including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Siva will join OUP India from Manipal Global Education Services, India’s largest privately owned service provider to the higher education and training sectors, in mid-November. Progressing from Chief Marketing Officer to Executive President for Education Services while at Manipal, Siva has overseen seven years of strong business development, improved quality assurance, and the effective delivery of supporting technology platforms. Prior to moving into the education sector, Siva led a team that built and ran a successful online news, shopping, and gaming portal. He also spent nearly ten years with the Ford Motor Company―including time based in the UK and US―and held various consumer branding roles within Proctor & Gamble.
Speaking about Siva’s appointment, Adrian Mellor, Managing Director of Asia Education said, “Oxford University Press has been operating in India for over one hundred years. During that period there has rarely been such an exciting time—a time of transition, with digital delivery becoming more important for teachers and students, and a time of opportunity, as parents and students invest in education. Siva’s leadership of our growing operation in India will use his experience in the education services sector to further enhance the Press’s deep understanding of publishing for schools, colleges, and universities. I am confident that Siva will continue to develop our organization, ensuring that the Press is able to serve the needs of students, teachers, and scholars in the region, consistent with OUP’s mission of furthering excellence in research, scholarship, and education.”
After fourteen years of service to Oxford University Press and a much longer commitment to the publishing industry in India, Ranjan Kaul will be retiring as Managing Director of OUP India at the end of November to pursue his interests in art and literature.