December 21, 2016
Latest appointment underscores HARMAN’s renewed commitment to expanding growth and customer engagement in the enterprise and entertainment markets
NORTHRIDGE, Calif.— (25 Oct, 2016) HARMAN Professional Solutions, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional audio, lighting, video and control solutions, today announced that it has further strengthened its position in the Asia Pacific region with the appointment of Ramesh Jayaraman as Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific, effective immediately. Jayaraman will report directly to Bryan Bradley and Kevin Morrison, senior vice presidents of Harman Professional Solutions for Entertainment and Enterprise, respectively.
In his new role, Jayaraman will be tasked with leveraging the strength of HARMAN’s iconic brands to drive growth throughout the region. By leading teams across HARMAN offices in Singapore, Japan, Korea and Australia, Jayaraman will bring the organization closer to channel partners and end customers, and chart a course for further expansion in Asia Pacific territories.
“Ramesh has an excellent track record of accelerating growth and improving customer engagement,” said Bradley. “At a time when our industry is evolving rapidly, we need a proven leader who can build on the strength of our industry-leading brands to deliver the holistic, integrated solutions that customers require.”
“With outstanding knowledge and experience in the Asia Pacific region, Ramesh is the perfect executive to help us transform our business and capitalize on the exciting growth opportunities,” added Morrison.
Jayaraman will be based in Singapore at the new HARMAN Professional Solutions Asia Pacific headquarters. The location provides access to a global talent pool and close proximity to many of HARMAN’s channel partners and high-profile end customers. Jayaraman will lead the Asia Pacific team in serving the region’s entertainment and enterprise customers with comprehensive integrated systems, including solutions for corporate, education, government, hospitality, large venues, tour sound and lighting, cinema, broadcast, and prosumers.
“I am delighted to join HARMAN Professional Solutions and look forward to expanding our growth in the Asia Pacific region,” said Jayaraman. “With a portfolio that includes the industry’s most iconic brands, we have the advantage of being the only global provider to offer tailored, integrated solutions for audio, lighting, video and control applications. Now with our state-of-the-art Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, we have the unique opportunity to forge even deeper connections with our valued channel partners and end customers.”
Before joining HARMAN, Jayaraman served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Executive Director at Ariston Thermo Group. Prior to that, Jayaraman spent 12 years at Tyco/ADT in multiple leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President of Tyco Retail Solutions, Asia Pacific and India. Jayaraman earned his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, and his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Illinois. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil, and also speaks German.