Sampesh Ramesh
Sampath Ramesh

Adjunct Professor of Global Management

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Sampath Ramesh (Sam) is the President and Co -founder of Showatech Inc., a venture with Brakes India (TVS Company - $3 billion group). The company specializes in the distribution of Brake parts and Turbo charger components to major OEM’s and Tier 1 companies in North America.  In addition to this, Sam is also the President and Co- founder of Meso America Inc, Kenosha, Wisconsin a leading manufacturer and distributor of products to the food service industry. Meso operates a 100% owned manufacturing unit in India and employs more than 200 people.

Previous to this, Sam worked as the Resident Director of Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Ministry of Commerce, and Government of India and was based in Chicago. He was responsible for the Trade Development between India and North America.

Sam has consulted various US companies including Borg Warner, Briggs and Stratton, Allied Signal etc. in setting up green field operations in India. He continues to train CEO’s and Sr. Managers of Leading US Companies on the cultural aspects of “Doing Business with India” and to serve as a guest lecturer at various leading business schools around the globe. Sam currently serves on the Advisory Council of the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University.

Sam has a Mechanical Engineering Degree and a Masters in Business Management from University of Mysore. He also received an International Business diploma from Thunderbird, CBI Netherlands and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Print Vita
MBA, 1981, University Of Mysore
Bachelor of Engineering, 1979, Mechanical Engineering, University of Mysore

Other Professional Experience
Member Executive Team, Ross Castings and Innovations, 2013-present
Co-Founder, Meso Logistics Inc., 2008-present
President and Co-founder, Showatech Inc., 1994-present
Cross Cultural Consultant, 1994-present
President and Co-founder, Mesoware Inc., 1992-present
Resident Director Los Angeles, Engineering Export Promotion Council - Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, 1998-1991
Resident Director Chicago, Engineering Export Promotion Council - Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, 1991-1994
Deputy Director, Engineering Export Promotion Council - Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, 1984-1988
Engineer, Steel Authority of India, 1982-1984

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0)
All FT GIM classes will hold a final, mandatory class session on Wednesday, April 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Global Lab (INTL-915-0)
This experiential learning course provides a hands-on opportunity for students to apply classroom knowledge to a real-world problem. In the Global Lab course, four or five students complete an international consulting project for a host company during the winter quarter that culminates in two weeks of on-site research and presentation to senior management. The host company and student team work together to determine the project's scope and parameters, and the team completes each week's research by meeting with an expert faculty adviser. The host company provides feedback that is used in grading students and covers travel expenses for the on-site visit.

Students must have completed all core courses with the exception of OPNS-430 which can be taken concurrently in the Winter quarter. For practical purposes, this limits enrollment to students in their second year of the full-time program and those in the one-year program. Part-time program students who have fulfilled their core requirements are also eligible to take the course.

For more information, click here to visit the Global Lab website.

Note: This course may not be dropped after the first week of the quarter.