Ravichandar V

India

Ravichandar is Chairman of Feedback Consulting (www.feedbackconsulting.com), a leading research and consulting firm in India that has been part of over US$ 7 bn investments in India.
He is Honorary Consul, Republic of Slovenia (www.slovenia.si) in Bangalore, India.

Ravichandar was one of the 3 members of the Expert Committee on BBMP (Bangalore City Corporation) Restructuring exercise (www.bbmprestructuring.org). Ravichandar is actively involved in evangelizing the idea of Corporates and Civil Society coming together to work with Government on a City Connect platform (operational in 5 cities) to improve the quality of life in their city. He was involved in finding practical solutions for civic challenges – he enabled an innovative Neighbourhood Improvement Partnership in Bengaluru.

Ravichandar has been active on urban issues in India on a pro bono basis since 2000. He was a key member of the Bangalore Agenda Task Force (BATF) from 2000-04. He designed the city’s Self-Assessment Scheme of Property tax. Ravichandar along with three others was involved in evangelizing the setting up of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JN-NURM) funded by the Union Government in 2005. Ravichandar was the co-Chair of the Karnataka Tourism Vision Group 2013-16.

Ravichandar is assisting multiple social and cultural initiatives – Bangalore International Centre (www.bicentre.org); Bangalore Literature Festival (www.bangaloreliteraturefestival.org); Chennai International Centre (www.cic.in); Education for the underprivileged through Vidya Poshak (www.vidyaposhak.org), Samhita Academy (www.thesamhitaacademy.com), Akshara Foundation (www.akshara.org.in); Takshashila Foundation (www.takshashila.org.in); Attakkalari (www.attakkalari.org), etc.

Ravichandar has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad with over 38 years industry experience.

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