Raju Venkataraman
Raju Venkataraman

Executive Coach | Ex-CFO & Head of Strategy, Walt Disney SEA| Leadership skills trainer


  • Focus: Contributions are valued by peers
  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Level: LEVEL 02 (12mo pts: 50 pts)

Lifetime points: 390 pts View details

Asia & Emerging Markets
Media & Entertainment
South East Asia
Growth Strategies
Broadband video
OTT market
Market Entry Assessment
Leadership & Change Management
Executive Coaching & Leadership Training
Customer Oriented
Key Account Acquisition & Retention
Negotiation Techniques
Brand Licensing
Character merchandise
Movie distribution in south east asia
Media Industry
CGMA - Certified Global Management Accountant


C-Suite leader (Ex. CFO & CSO of Walt Disney South East Asia) with extensive APAC region experience in both Media & Entertainment and Consumer Products sectors in finance, strategy & distribution roles; & an impressive record of business-partnering & formulating as well as delivering successful strategies to drive sustainable profitability & growth. Now, am an entrepreneur engaged in (1) Coaching Leaders to be more effective (2) Guiding senior executives looking to reset their career strategy & (3) Training managers and leaders in leadership skills & specific business skill such as Negotiating win-win agreements, Business Model innovation, finance people becoming more strategic etc.


CFO & Head of Strategy and Business Development for South East Asia

The Walt Disney Company

July 2000 - June 2016

Prior to taking on the CFO role in 2012, I was Asia-Pacifiic Vice President for Pay TV Channel Distribution from 2008 -2012. Between 2000 & 2008, held various finance & business operation roles.

Various Finance roles - Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Internal Auditor etc.

A mix of European MNCs & Asian Companies including a start-up

July 1987 - June 2000

Different Industries including Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Garment Manufacturing, Computer Assembly & Cellular telephony project

Founder CEO

Ecsel Consulting Pte Ltd

February 2017 - Present

Engaged in Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Team Coaching, Leadership skills Training, Negotiation SKills training.