Strategic Advisory Council

Ours is a team of specialists. People who have acquired deep domain knowledge over the years and who have helped transform the businesses of several companies. Having held senior positions in various companies, our consultants have faced the toughest of business situations and taking several strategic growth-related decisions. All this has helped us hone our expertise. We are now keen to put our knowledge and skills to use to help your business.

BARATH RENGARAJAN

Barath has over four decades of professional experience in India and abroad. His more recent role was with Lucas TVS in Project and Corporate management involving Business planning, development of marketing strategies, policy deployment, Business process reengineering and Brand Management.

Earlier, he served as the Regional Head of Aftermarket Operations, Northern region covering entire North India for Lucas Indian Service, a fully owned subsidiary company of Lucas TVS with focus on Network Management for sales and service, New Products Introduction, CRM, Supply Chain Management and Profit Centre Operations. Prior to his role, he was the Head of Information Technology at Lucas TVS and Lucas Indian Service. Earlier, he held various key positions as Industrial engineer and Quality systems manager in India and in the USA.

Barath has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Madras University. He obtained his Master's Degree in Operations Research and Industrial management from Washington University, St Louis, USA specializing in Optimisation techniques.

BIJOU KURIEN

Bijou is an independent consultant and member of the Strategic Advisory Board of L Capital, Asia (a part of the LVMH Group), an independent director on several listed and unlisted companies, advisor to select consumer product companies and mentor to a few start-ups.

He has worked for several marquee brands in FMCG (Hindustan Lever), Consumer Durables (Titan Industries ) and Retail (Reliance) and contributed immensely in their growth and expansion over 32 years. A member of the World Retail Congress Advisory board, he is also part of the Grand Jury for selection of the World Retail award winners. He mentors FICCI National Retail Committee and is on the Governing boards of various academic institutions. He has been awarded Retail CEO of the Year 2013 by ET Now and Asia Pacific Retail Leader of the Year 2012 by the World Retail Congress.

Bijou has a PG Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

RAM YELESWARAPU

Ram is the President and CEO of TAKE Solutions and a co-founder of the Life Sciences business of TAKE which is listed on the Indian Stock Exchanges. Ram has been working with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies for over 20 years of which he has been an integral part. He has also led large teams deliver successful outcomes. He is also a successful and passionate entrepreneur, a business leader, investor and adviser to several early stage and growth stage companies. In his spare time, he pursues his passion for voluntary service in the community and his quest to understand Millennials and their preparedness for the demands of the 21st century.

Ram has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

NARAYAN RAMACHANDRAN

Narayan is a writer, social entrepreneur, columnist and emerging market investor with over two decades experience of working in Wall Street. As the former Country Head of Morgan Stanley in India, he led all of the Group's businesses. Prior to this, Narayan was the Head and lead portfolio manager of Morgan Stanley's Global Emerging Markets and Global Asset Allocation teams, managing over $25 billion in assets from New York and Singapore..

Currently, Narayan is chairman of the initiative to deworm millions of school kids in India, and serves on the Board of the largest Water Foundation in India. He is also the Chairman of India's fastest growing Bank, RBL Bank. He writes a bi-weekly column called A Visible Hand for the Mint newspaper.

Narayan has a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.