Kavil Ramachandran

Professor of Entrepreneurship (Practice) Senior Advisor, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise, Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise

Business, Strategy & Entrepreneurship | Family Business, Entrepreneurship, Academics

Kavil Ramachandran


Professor Kavil Ramachandran, a founding faculty set up the Wadhwani Centre for Entrepreneurship Development at the ISB in 2001. Later, he was the Associate Dean (Academic Programmes) before becoming the Thomas Schmidheiny Chair Professor of Family Business and Wealth Management and then the Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise till recently at the Indian School of Business. He has specialized in family business, entrepreneurship and strategy and has 36 years of combined experience as an academic at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Indian School of Business. His consulting experience includes areas such as family business governance, professionalization, succession planning, strategic planning, identification of new opportunities for growth, corporate entrepreneurship and turn around strategies in family and non-family environments. His special expertise is in managing the challenges at the interface of governance, professionalization and strategy, particularly in rapidly growing mid-size multi-generational family businesses.

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