Sampesh Ramesh
Sampath Ramesh

Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in 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 / Part-Time MBA
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0)
This course offers students an opportunity to learn about non-U.S. business environments within an innovative and flexible framework that combines traditional classroom-based learning with structured in-country field research. From its inception in 1989 as one class of 34 students covering the Soviet Union, the program has grown to become a cornerstone of the Kellogg experience for many students. The school currently sponsors 13 GIM courses composed of approximately 400 students traveling to 15 countries. Evanston full-time students gain admission to GIM classes through the bidding process in the fall quarter. Classroom instruction is held during the winter quarter, followed by two weeks of field research abroad and seminar presentations of written student reports during the spring quarter. (TMP and EMP GIM classes sometimes follow different schedules.) GIM courses are organized by student leaders under the guidance of a faculty adviser. If you would like to become a GIM student leader, please contact the IBMP office for more information.

Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-5)