Governing Council

The Governing Council of CSB comprises of senior industry leaders who give our programme direction based on their rich experience.

“Knowledge is not what you know. Knowledge is knowing where to find what you want ” is the philosophy that guided Mr. Ravichandran through his 41 years of woking career.

During this period, he has worked in MNCs both in India and the world, as well as Indian-owned companies. He was the MD of TTK Prestige for more than 20 years, and under his leadership, the company achieved very impressive EBITDA , ROCE and Shareholder return numbers aided by innovation in almost all areas.

Rajiv C. Lochan is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Kasturi and Sons Limited (KSL), publishers of India’s most respected English language newspaper, The Hindu, and Group publications (a business daily, a local language daily, magazines and digital media and commerce products). He heads all non-editorial operations and is the first non-family member on the Board in the company’s 136-year history.

Rajiv also devotes time to the social sector in the areas of public health and financial inclusion. He is a Trustee Board member of IKP Trust, a not-for-profit organization focused on leveraging knowledge and technology to drive innovation in public health. He is also on the Board of IFMR Trust Financial Holdings, an entity focused on delivering financial products and services to the bottom of the pyramid in rural geographies in India.

Rajiv is an alumnus Partner of McKinsey’s India practice and one of the Firm’s founding Partners of its Chennai practice. At McKinsey, Rajiv served over 30 institutions, including 25 banks and financial institutions in India, South-east Asia and the US. Prior to McKinsey, Rajiv worked for American Express Company in New York, where he was most recently Director – Risk Management, responsible for credit/fraud authorizations policy formulation. Rajiv has also worked with US Airways in Arlington, VA in the schedule-planning group and was a summer intern at the World Bank in Washington, DC.

He holds an undergraduate degree from I.I.T., Madras, an MS from M.I.T., Cambridge, MA and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School in New York, NY.


Dr. Sadakkadulla is a central banker with over 35 years of experience at the Reserve Bank of India. Most recently, he was the Regional Director of the Chennai Region, overseeing the states of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. Dr. Sadakadulla has been an active academic and taught across various institutions. He was the Principal of the Reserve Bank Staff College between 2010 and 2013 and has been serving on the academic councils of various institutions including the Loyola Institute for Business Administration. He has participated in several national and international conferences and was awarded the RBI’s Golden Jubilee Full Scholarship for Overseas Study to pursue a masters programme in Finance at the Arthur D. Little School of Management in Boston, where he graduated as Dean’s Fellow. He has been published multiple times in various journals, guides and books.
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