Dr. Raghu Krishnamoorthy is the Senior Fellow and Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s acclaimed Chief Learning Officer doctoral program. His research is centered on the future of work, the workplace, and the worker, and he has written and lectured extensively on the subject. In 2020, his research on remote worker effectiveness earned the Academy of Business Research’s best research paper award. His most recent study investigated how leadership behaviors affect employee engagement in a virtual work environment.
Raghu worked as an executive with 38 years of experience in human resources and learning prior to entering academia. He retired from General Electric after serving as the company’s chief human resources officer. He also served as the company’s Chief Learning Officer and head of talent over his 25-year tenure, which included HR leadership responsibilities at GE Aviation and GE Healthcare, as well as assignments in other geographies such as Europe and Asia. Under his leadership, Fortune Magazine named GE’s learning and development function as one of the best in the world. Additionally, Raghu has been recognized as one of the top 50 Asian American business leaders. Raghu has taught and lectured at many prestigious institutions, including Columbia University, Harvard University, MIT, Yale University, and the Milken Institute.
Raghu consults with a variety of businesses on issues such as the future of work, the return to the office, virtual or hybrid working, talent management, leadership development, and learning. He is also a popular coach with executives at the C-Suite level.
Raghu earned a master’s degree in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. He later earned a Humphrey Fellowship from the University of Minnesota under the famed Fulbright Scholarship program. After retiring from his professional career, he acquired a master’s degree and completed his doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.