Dr. Ravi Kumar Jain, a start-up evangelist, is a Doctorate in Business Management and holds Masters in Business Administration (Finance) and PGD in ICT management. Dr.Jain brings in over 20 years of rich experience in family business management, teaching and training, research, business consulting and academic administration. Institution building and championing new initiatives has been his forte.
He is an avid researcher with more than 100 international and national publications to his credit; authored and edited several books in the area of business management, banking & finance and ICT management. He serves on the editorial boards of reputed international refereed journals. He brings in a strong business and academic network, has conducted several successful international events and conferences and has been actively engaged in business coaching, faculty training and executive training programs at various organizations including L&T Metro, Indian railways, several banks and IT services companies, Indian armed forces to name a few. He is an expert trainer in case method teaching.
He has held various academic and administrative positions at Icfai Research Center, Hyderabad; Symbiosis International University, Pune; and in the faculty of Finance at IBS- Hyderabad campus. He was the founding director of Symbiosis institute of Research and innovation at Pune; and currently he is the Founding Director of Symbiosis Institute of Business management (SIBM) Hyderabad Campus.
He is serving on the Board of Directors of a very prestigious global consortium The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Houston USA in the capacity of VP for Asia Pacific Region (APDSI). He is the immediate past president of Indian Subcontinent DSI (ISDSI) and has been on its board for the last 6 years holding various positions.
His areas of research interest are corporate finance, valuations, market microstructure, Business Economics and outsourcing.