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Damodharan has 10+ years of experience in consulting and research industry. He is responsible for providing consulting services for high-value metals and energy commodities at CRU Consulting.

Before joining CRU, Damodharan was associated with a leading global procurement service provider, enabling procurement professionals to source metals and minerals in sustainable and cost effective manner. He has handled a wide range of projects in ferrous and non-ferrous metals, facilitating Fortune 500 clients to take informed decisions. The projects cut across various industries such as automobile, construction, metals and mining, power tools, and FMCG.

Damodharan has carried out various assignments, which includes market study, price forecasting, best-fit supplier analysis, cost modelling, should cost analysis and best cost country sourcing. He has worked across a wide range of commodities in metals and minerals space, such as iron ore, stainless steel, steel, copper, aluminium, lithium, nickel and rare earths.

Damodharan has presented papers in International conferences on lithium and cement industry. And worked on various whitepapers and articles in metals and minerals space.

Damodharan is an Engineering graduate from Bharathiyar University and holds an MBA in Finance from Anna University, India.