Viswanathan Raghunathan is an academic, corporate executive, author, columnist and a hobbyist. He taught at IIMA for two decades until 2001, after which he was the President of ING Vysya Bank, Bangalore for four years. From January 2005 to October 2018, he was the CEO of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation, which he steered towards many prestigious awards. From October 2015 until September 2020, he was the Director of the India campus of Schulich School of Business (York University, Toronto) in Hyderabad. Raghu is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Schulich School of Business, Toronto.