Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors for MBA-IEV Programme

6 years’ experience as independent director in shankara Buildings products ltd.
22 years’ experience as Executive director & co-founder in Scope e-knowledge center P ltd.

Independent entrepreneur for 10 yrs. Business development, building alliances and partnerships.

Currently an advisor to entrepreneurs and entrepreneur driven business commercial and for-profit social impact

6 Years’ experience as chief executive officer in AI Anwar holdings SAOG.
3 years as Director Corporate finance in KPMG Qatar.

4 Years’ experience as Advisor/Investor/Artist.

Chartered Accountant with broad based expertise through a multidisciplinary approach in evaluating key business drivers and developing strategies to achieve sustained profitable growth for stakeholders. Providing insights and direction to realize broad vision and capturing regional opportunities via expansion, repositioning, M&A, turnarounds and business culture transformation.

13 years’ Experience as Chairman & Managing director
2 years’ Experience at Mercer
2 years’ Experience as executive partner in Accenture
7 years as partners in Mercer data consulting
1 year experience as manager in nolan norton
1 year experience as senior consultant in Bain & company.

5 years’ experience as Assistant professor in Walter A. Haas School of business, university of California berkeley

8 years’ experience as Executive Director in TiE Chennai.
3 years’ experience as Business consultant in Health care consultant.
3 years as Chief operating officer in eZecare

4 years’ experience as Certified coach in Marshall goldsmith Stakeholder Centered coaching.

Executive Director, TiE Chennai.
Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.
A knowledge philanthropist.
Start-up mentor.
Skills enabler / mentor / coach for SMEs and MSMEs.

6 years as Founder & CEO in Native Angels Network.
9 years as Founder & CEO in NATIVELEAD.
18 years as JMD in Winways Private limited.
6 moths as Founder Director in Native lead foundation.
1 year as Past convenor-ICT Panel in CII Madurai Zone.
1 year as Founder president in SIDA (Software Industries Association of South Tamilnadu.

5 years as member in CII Startaprenuers-Southern Region.
3 years as member-ICT Panel in Confederation of Indian Industry.

I am a Social Entrepreneur managing a community platform for building ecosystem for Startup companies to emerge and scale in the native towns of Tamilnadu, South India.

11 years as strategy & marketing consultant in Agribusiness/Rural.
6 years as Executive coach for CXO’S & Entrepreneurs
3 years as General Manager (NEW INITIATIVES) IN EID PARRY INDIA LTD.
3 years as assistant vice-president(products) in National commodity and derivatives exchange.
Solutions manager (Rural micro banking and agribusiness division) in ICICI Bank.
3 years as product Manager in Cyanamid India ltd

2 years as Research and Teaching Assistant in Michigan State University.
Agribusiness, Structuring & Marketing Commodity derivatives, e-trading platforms for Agri commodities, Agricultural Policy initiatives, developing rural business initiatives, facilitating market linkages, MarketingAgrochemicals, New product launch.

Actively seeking assignments in the food & agricultural sector, rural focused businesses. Interested in credible independent director and Board Advisory positions.

Professional with senior management experience in strategy, business development and marketing in Agribusiness and financial services. Highly skilled at developing new businesses and nurturing key relationships to create win scenarios. Extensive experience in conceptualizing and implementing rural marketing strategy/initiatives. Mentor for agribusiness entrepreneurs. Executive Coach for CXO’s and Entrepreneurs.

Ram is a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and has over 8 years of industry and consulting experience across the Hospitality, Logistics, Auto-dealership and Plastic products industries in India, Nigeria and Turkey. Ram’s work includes supporting organisations in implementing internal accounting processes and controls, process improvement, and performing audits. He looks after Statutory audits of the firm. He strongly believes that the accounting and audit function should be an enabler of value within the organization. Prior to IPRS, Ram was Corporate Finance Controller at a Luxury Hotel Company in Chennai.

Ram is also a part time Faculty at Madras University for Financial Reporting and Corporate Financial Management for M.Sc Actuarial Science Course.

Ram comes with industry and consulting experience. He has worked with hospitality, automobile, logistics, and plastic products industry with clients in India and abroad. Ram’s experience in corporates involved role as finance controller, and head of internal audit function. He also acts as Virtual CFO for companies in India. His areas of expertise include financial and treasury management, internal control, MIS reporting and process improvement audits. His current focus area is valuation of businesses. In addition to being a chartered accountant, he is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor and a Registered Valuer for Securities and Financial Assets.

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