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EmpowerIS in Australia is headed by a team of professionals with vast experiences in implementing and supporting SAP ERP, Oracle e-business and Microsoft solutions in mission critical environments.

Murali Dharan: CEO, Business Development

Murali is a veteran of IT industry with expertise in Business Applications, Technologies, Sales/Marketing and Team/Business Management. He had business leadership roles at Microsoft, previously in sales & services management roles at Novell, IBM and Amdahl delivering IT solutions to large & small corporate customers, with direct sales & consulting teams and via large VAR channel across geographies of Australia, NZ, Asia and India. He founded and run two IT companies & served on the Board of Public (ASX Listed) company in Australia. He had also taught Business/IT strategies to MBA students as Adjunct at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM, Sydney). He is a founding member and current President of TiE Sydney, the largest global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs. He serves several Community & Charity organisations.

Murali has B.Tech(Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT (India), MBA(medal) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Sydney, Director’s Diploma from Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and is a qualified/certified Enterprise Architect of TOGAF from The Open Group. 

Murali leads as CEO and Business Development, Sales & Marketing Team at EmpowerIS. Murali's profile can be reached at:

Krishna Ramamoorthy: CTO, Business/IT Consultant

Krishna is a Senior IT Executive with a multi-disciplinary educational background: MBA (Systems/Finance), Mechanical Engineering and Computing. His professional experience spans a variety of businesses from financial services, telecom, semiconductors to tractors, automotive equiment, and engineering products and across multiple domains: IT, Finance, Procurement and Industrial Engineering. He has worked in US, Hong Kong, Australia, India, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Philliphines, Malaysia, Singapore and Europe.

Leading the Finance Systems & Procurement Systems portfolios for Motorola Semiconductors (Asia), Krishna has program-managed large ERP rollouts of SAP (Fin & Procurement) and Ariba Buyer. Most recently he led the Supply Chain Solutions IT team at the Commonwealth Bank, Australia and was at the core of a major procurement systems modernisation program implementing Ariba Spend Management across a global spend of A$2.4billion. Krishna has in-depth expertise in IT solutions & services such as Supply Chain, IT Strategy, Portfolio Management and Service Delivery, Program and Project management, Business Process Management, MRP, Finance Systems and End User computing on diverse platforms. He has a strong process orientation which he embeds in his consulting work, having led teams to certify at SEI CMM level 3 and attain ITIL certification and compliance. Krishna started up Escorts Ltd’s (India)  first Finance Systems Development Cell, Motorola’s first operation in China with Sunaccount and set up  the PMO, IT Finance Office, Strategy and Domain Architecture teams for the IT division (Enterprise Systems) in the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Krishna leads as CTO and Consulting and Solutions team at EmpowerIS. His profile can be reached at:

Ribhu Sinha: CFO, ERP/Supply Chain Consultant

Ribhu has over twelve years of experience in Managing, Consulting, Designing and implementing ERP solutions for Finance and Supply Chain Management. His career has provided him in-depth experience and wide knowledge of business processes and functions. He has worked in Senior Consulting positions with IBM, Red Rock Consulting Sydney, Australian Air Express, P&O Nedlloyd & Ford Motors USA. He has been awarded “Excellence in Delivery” at Red Rock Consulting, Knowledge Star for 2004 and BRAVO award in 2005 in IBM.

Ribhu is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Graduate Certificate of Technology - Business Systems Design and Management from Swinburne University, Melbourne. He has attended numerous workshops including ITIL and Oracle AIM.

He is goal oriented and sensitised to cross cultural business environments having worked extensively in US, Australia, India, UK, France, Germany and other European Countries. He has demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and multi-task in leadership roles as well as in team environment. He loves taking on a new challenges be it transforming a manual business process in a stubborn organisational set-up or participating in a marathon.

Ribhu leads as CFO and Consulting and Customer Support team at EmpowerIS. His profile can be reached at:

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