Ravin Jesuthasan

Partner and Global Leader of Transformation Services for the work and human capital consulting firm Mercer.


Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Talent Award.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020.


Work Without Jobs (co-written with John Boudreau) was featured on the Thinkers50 Best New Management Booklist in 2023.


Futurist and bestselling author on the future of work and human capital, Jesuthasan has led multiple research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence, and the transformation of work. His 2022 book, Work Without Jobs: How to Reboot your Organization’s Work Operating System (co-authored with John W. Boudreau, MIT Press) addresses the need for better organisational agility to reflect the fluidity of work and workers.


Jesuthasan is an HBR contributor and member of the World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment. Having originally trained as a CFA, he has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential consultants in the world. Jesuthasan is also a Global Leader of Transformation at Mercer. 


Co-author (with John Boudreau) of Work Without Jobs: How to Reboot your Organization’s Work Operating System (MIT Press, 2022); Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work (HBR Press, 2018); and Lead the Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment (also co-authored with David Creelman, Jossey-Bass, 2015). Jesuthasan has also written numerous articles on work, automation, and human capital.


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