Ravi Chaudhry is a business strategy consultant, mentor to CEOs and corporate Boards, a public intellectual and an author. He is the founder Chairman of CeNext Consulting and Investment Pvt Ltd, New Delhi, a firm that provides strategic advisory services to corporations on sustainable global growth and competitiveness and to governments on investment promotion and development strategies. His clients include today’s and tomorrow’s Fortune 1000 corporations, NGOs, UN Organizations & Governments of Switzerland, Turkey, Brazil, Norway, Uganda and Canada. Earlier, he was CEO/Chairman of four companies in Tata Group, India.
He has done extensive work with global companies to create “Emerging Market Advantage” in their strategic framework, and has done intensive research on “why companies succeed or fail” in cross-cultural environments. He specializes in “Strategy Audit & Re-alignment” to bridge the gap between performance and potential.
Ravi is a mechanical engineer, with specialization in business strategy. He has served on the boards of several companies and organizations. He continues to be Strategic Advisor to the Swiss Federal Government; Member, EVIAN Brains Trust on Fair Global Trade at IMD Lausanne; Member, EthicMark® Judges Panel; Member of the Advisory Committee L’avenir d’Auroville; and Convener, Future 500 India. He is proactively engaged in a series of pioneering initiatives in the realm of good governance, equitable global growth and advancement of human spirit.
His book, Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality, outlines the emergence of a new fifth phase of human enterprise, redefining the criteria of success as well as re-configuring the routes to success. It has been widely acclaimed as “the best handbook for corporate executives in years, a magnum opus, a seminal book, brilliant and thought provoking, a masterpiece worth reading, a ground-breaking new book, a rare combination of sound business thinking and accessible philosophy, a wise and practical book and an essential read for both business leaders and business schools.”
He calls for a giant leap forward from CSR to ISR—from “Corporate Social Responsibility” to the “Individual Social Responsibility” of the CEO—from generic corporate accountability to individual answerability of the CEO, prompted by the CEO’s conscience. He makes a compelling case that corporations do not have the option to wait: they have to re-align themselves with the new reality now. And those who embrace the new realism will experience a pleasant surprise: a ‘Triple Top Line’ of joy, peace, and contentment,’ not only for them, but also in the personal lives of people all around.
Ravi is a much sought-after keynote speaker, communicating messages that come straight from the heart and the enlightened mind in a language that is understood by all, while evolving a completely new vocabulary in the realm of business and societal leadership. He has analyzed the base camp traits of today’s leaders and vividly portrayed the journey to the summit of leadership by introducing the “Tripod of Exceptional Leadership,” anchored on the three unyielding pillars of Wholeness, Compassion and Transparency. Contact Ravi at [email protected].