Ravi Sreedharan

Ravi Sreedharan
Founder Director, Indian School of Development Management

Ravi Sreedharan (Ravi) is an Engineer from IIT-BHU (1985) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1988). Having lived in the states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, UP and spent time in nearly 200 districts across the country, Ravi is an Indian at heart. He has also travelled to nearly 50 countries and lived in UAE, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Egypt and this has given him a good exposure to diverse societies and cultures across the world. He worked in the corporate world for 24 years, most of it with the MNC Bank – HSBC in Dubai, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Cairo. At HSBC, Ravi held numerous senior positions including Regional Marketing Manager – Middle East and Africa; Consumer Banking Product Head for Asia Pacific, Retail Banking Director, Indonesia and CEO & President Director of Bank Ekonomi (member of HSBC Group), Indonesia. He quit a successful corporate career in 2011, at the age of 49 to return to India and pursue a career in Social Work. Back in India, he was part of the leadership team at Azim Premji Foundation 2011 to 2015. With an Endowment of over Rs 50,000 crores, Azim Premji Foundation works in 50 districts across the country to improve the quality of government schools and learning levels of children in the least privileged sections of the society. This involved working at the grass rot level with teachers, school leaders, School Management Committees, Communities, Panchayat Raj Institutions and with the administration from the Cluster and Block levels all the way to Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD). He is the Founder and Director of Indian School of Development Management