+25 years successful experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations
leadership in uniquely challenging situations.
Dynamic, results-oriented leader, with a strong track record of performance in
turnaround and high-paced organizations. Utilize keen analysis and insights and team
approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices.
Superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (,from Government
relations to sales, human resources, legal, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff
to peak performance. Excellent political connections developed as member of Delovaya
Russia, Director-(Asia pacific )International Congress of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
team & Member of the Advisory Group - Agency for Strategic Initiatives (A major think
tank of the President of Russia.
Mr J. Ravikumar is the Honorary Consul General of India in Cameroon since 2006. He is the recipient of the Cameroon Government‘s prestigious national award “ Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Valuer “ for eminent service rendered to Cameroon. With 28 years of stay in Cameroon, as Managing Director of business enterprises , he has firsthand experience of trade and commerce in Central and Francophone African regions . He has participated in many CII-EXIM Bank ‘India- Africa conclaves’, India-Africa forum summit , Vibrant Gujarat, Buyer –seller meets in Africa, etc. He has participated in joint business councils, trade talks and has negotiated strategic deals .
He has worked for the State trading Corporation of India for 15 years in various capacitates as Directeur, STC Paris covering countries in Europe and Africa., Regional Manager of STC Bangalore and Manager in STC Corporate office in Delhi. He has been a banker at the beginning of his career.
J. Ravikumar is an MBA with Diploma in French .He has been a visiting professor in Indian Institute of Science, IIMs, XLRI and many executive development programmes. He has presented papers in International Institute of Public Enterprises , Ljubljana. The paper which got him the best young manager award has been published as a book by the Indian Management Association.
MR J. Ravikumar is fluent in French, English, Hindi, Tamil, kannada
Riaz Naqvi currently serves in the Board of Directors and Chairman Advisory Board for companies in India and in the US. Mr. Naqvi is an institution builder widely acknowledged as one of the architects of the Indian IT Industry and creator of a vibrant entrepreneurial eco system in India. Mr. Naqvi has seen the Indian IT Industry grow from barely $60 mill since it’s inception to $100 Bill.
Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee recognized the exceptional leadership and capabilities of Mr. Naqvi at a National Award function for developing and implementing policies that led to the successful growth of India’s IT and telecom sector. Prime Minister Vajpayee then appointed Mr. Naqvi as India’s IT Ambassador to USA.
In the United Status, Mr.Naqvi closely interacted with the American administration, leadership, and top business leaders (including NRIs), for the purpose of bringing technology and investment to India.
Mr. Naqvi has studied International Trade and Export Negotiations at Georgetown University Washington DC. He is a postgraduate in Marketing and Management from Faculty of management studies (FMS), Delhi University, with a graduate degree in Electronics and Communications from University of Mysore.