Ram Charan, acclaimed business adviser-motivator, to be MUFSO ’07 keynoter

Ram Charan, acclaimed business adviser-motivator, to be MUFSO ’07 keynoter

LOS ANGELES —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Known for an energetic and interactive teaching style, Charan has a reputation for offering down-to-earth, relevant advice that focuses on the real-world complexities of business. For the past 35 years, he has shared his insight with major corporations such as GE, Verizon, Dupont, Honeywell, KLM and Bank of America. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

In a recent Newsweek magazine interview, Jack Welch, former chief executive of GE, said he was a big admirer of Charan and found him unusually adept at helping companies import best practices from other firms. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Alan Gould, publisher of Nation’s Restaurant News, which produces MUFSO, said “As hundreds of leaders from the world’s most successful companies can attest, Dr. Charan has an uncanny ability to solve the toughest business problems and also deliver hard-nosed insight into the nature of human potential. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Gould added that Charan’s appearance fits appropriately with this year’s MUFSO theme of “Fire Up Your Brand.” —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

“Dedicated employees are vital to brand success, and Dr. Charan is a leader in understanding the capacity of people to achieve extraordinary things,” he said. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Charan’s introduction to business came early while working in a family store in the small Indian town where he was raised. He earned an engineering degree in India and took a job in Australia and then Hawaii. He pursued his talent for business by earning a master’s degree in business administration and doctorate from Har vard Business School. He graduated with distinction and was a Baker scholar. He then served on the Harvard Business School faculty. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Over the past decade, Charan has captured his business insights in numerous books, including “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done” and “Confronting Reality,” both co-authored with Larry Bossidy, the former chief executive of Honeywell. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

His latest book, “Know-How: The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform From Those Who Don’t,” came out in January. He also has written many magazine articles, including two cover stories for Fortune magazine: “Why CEOs Fail” and “Why Companies Fail.” —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

“I am excited that top restaurant executives will have a chance to hear Dr. Charan at MUFSO,” said Ellen Koteff, editor of NRN. “He gets to the central issues and speaks the language of a real person rather than the Harvard-trained academic that he is.” —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Charan’s appearance Oct. 1 adds to a MUFSO lineup of keynote speakers that also includes Leon Panetta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton. Panetta’s address is sponsored by the Elliot Leadership Institute. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

Like all MUFSO conferences, the 48th edition will be packed with activity, starting with the “Taste of Los Angeles” reception Sept. 30, which is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Co. Other highlights include the Hot Concepts! Panel; the Presidents’ Panel, sponsored by American Express; and the Eat and Ear Awards, sponsored by PepsiCo Foodservice, which honor the best restaurant advertising on radio and television during the past year. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

MUFSO culminates with the Annual Awards Banquet Oct. 2. Sponsored by American Express, that gala event honors the Golden Chain winners, the Pioneer and Innovator Award winners and the Operator of the Year. —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.

For MUFSO information, call (212) 756-5201 or visit www.mufso.com . —Ram Charan, one of the world’s most sought-after business advisers to top executives, will deliver a keynote address at the 48th annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators, or MUFSO, conference, to be held Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel here.