Graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bsc(Genetics) in 1985.
Graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth with LLB(Hon) in 1989.
Graduated from the University of Malaya with LLM in 1995.
He is a member of Gray’s Inn and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1990.
Admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1991. Elected as Chairman of the Kuala Lumpur Bar Committee from 2002-2004.
Elected as President of the Malaysian Bar from 2009-2011.
During his tenure as the President of the Malaysian Bar, he served as a member of the Advocates and Solicitors Disciplinary Board and the Legal Professional Qualifying Board.
He was Chairman of the Professional Indemnity Insurance Committee from 2003 to 2016. Ragunath Kesavan was instrumental in the setting up of the National Legal Aid Foundation.
He was appointed to the Malaysia Competition Commission in 2011 and reappointed again to serve in the Commission in 2014.
He was an active member of the Commission and served as the Chairman of the Guidelines Committee, Enforcement Committee and the Audit Committee.
Ragunath Kesavan is a member of the panel of Arbitrators and Adjudicators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration.
He was appointed to the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia in August 2019.
He is also a member of the Legal Secretarial Regulatory and Development Committee of the Malaysian Aviation Commission.
Ragunath Kesavan is a member of the panel of Arbitrators and Adjudicators of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Center of Arbitration.
A member of the Panel of Adjudications under the Construction Industry Payment & Adjudication Act 2012.
As a member of the Malaysia Competition Commission, Ragunath Kesavan has chaired the enforcement, Legal and regulatory and Guidelines Sub Committees.
He Chaired the committee on Guidelines and Enforcement and was involved in the drafting, finalising and public consultation on the following Guidelines:
(i) Guidelines on Market Definitions;
(ii) Guidelines on Anti-Competitive Agreement;
(iii) Guidelines on Abuse of Dominant Position;
(iv) Guidelines on Financial Penalties; and
(v) Guidelines on Leniency Regime.
Ragunath Kesavan has extensive dispute resolution experience and regularly appears at all levels of the Malaysian courts and he also appears as counsel and arbitrator in arbitrations and acts as an adjudicator.