Ram Pattabiraman

Managing Director

Ram Pattabiraman is a leader in change management. His transformation successes track from early in his career, across the globe and in organisations spanning start-ups, SME’s and large corporate icons engaged across various sectors, such as Retail, Education, Finance, FMCG and Manufacturing.

Hariharan Thangaraj

Research and Strategy

Hari is an integral part of Azure and provides critical support in areas of Research and Analysis, facilitating Strategy formulation. He is a multidisciplinary specialist with an extensive experience in Research Methodologies, Insights generations, Content Curation and developing frameworks to suit generation of the business canvas.

He is a teacher with lot of interest in academics with an Integrated Master’s degree in Nanotechnology and an MBA focusing on Entrepreneurship.

Michelle Badato


Michelle is a digital Marketing Guru with over 10 years’ experience and she will be supporting the Azure Business Consulting team with all things marketing.

Advisory Panel

John Katsiris

Sam Haddad

Our Industry Experts

John Katsiris

Innovation & Technology Leader

John Katsiris is a recognised innovation specialist who translates ideas into reality. He brings industry experience gained from companies like IBM,  Optus and Apple. He is the founding president of the International Institute of Business Analysis – Australia, and was a former director of the Project Management Institute Sydney.

Sam Haddad

Process and Manufacturing Leader

Sam Haddad is an experienced Manufacturing industry leader with experience gained within global organisations such as Siemens, Flexonics, Pentair, TOFLE, HD Group and other top tier Australian manufacturing companies. He has held global leadership positions and established joint-ventures with Australian and Japanese companies. He compliments his manufacturing expertise with sound business management and administration skills. 

Brian Fox

Retail leader

Brian Fox has turned multi-million dollar retail businesses into profit in both Australia and the US. Brian has demonstrated perseverance, confidence, high impact leadership and an astute talent for profit management. He is a regular contributor within the various retail forums and is a recognised industry analyst. 

Stuart Port

FMCG Leader

Stuart has extensive experience in the FMCG industry, having worked at Coca-Cola Amatil, JDE (Jacobs Douwe Egberts) and Smollan. Stuart has had a variety of rolesincluding General Management, Sales Management, Business Development, FieldLeadership, Marketing and Strategy positions

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