Subrahmaniam Krishnan-Harihara heads Greater Manchester Chamber’s Research and Analytics
team, and conducts research on economic, international trade and business policy issues to provide relevant and up-to-date insights for business decision making. At the Chamber, Subrahmaniam was involved in developing the highly acclaimed Construction Pipeline Analysis, which heralded a new way of assessing skills requirements in the construction sector.
Subrahmaniam administers the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), which is the UK’s largest private business sentiment survey, for the Greater Manchester region and co-ordinates the QES for all other Chambers of Commerce in the North West.
Subrahmaniam’s qualifications and experience bring together two disparate areas: information
systems and business & economics research. This allows him to adopt a data and analytics driven approach to conducting research, interpretation of findings and formulating policy positions therefrom. Subrahmaniam has worked on consultancy projects for organisations in the UK and abroad. Clients include Heathrow Airport, the NHS and Manchester Jazz Festival. He is also a regular commentator on business and economic issues on both local and national media.