Ratish Namboothiry

Assoc Dir – Innovation for Good
Kohler Co

Ratish Namboothiry is the Senior Business Development Manager – Innovation for Good (IfG).

IfG is Kohler’s internal volunteer think tank created to incubate new ideas for social impact products that deliver positive solutions. It was decided in 2018 to formalize a business team around this concept. Namboothiry was appointed as the business leader for this team when it was formed in 2018.

Namboothiry is responsible for both strategic and operational leadership for IfG. This includes driving sales and distribution of social impact products, such as the KOHLER Clarity water filtration system, and converting ideas into successful products, technologies and business concepts. Ratish’s passion lies in innovation and solving social problems through the power of business and creative capitalism.
Namboothiry earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of Mumbai and Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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