Ravi Sreedharan, Founder, Indian School of Development Management

Ravi Sreedharan, Founder, Indian School of Development Management

Founder at the Indian School of Development Management

Ravi is a successful banker who worked across several countries in Asia-Pacific before quitting at his prime to devote his life to societal issues back in India. He was part of the leadership team at Azim Premji Foundation working on strengthening the School System in India. After, APF, he decided to work for a year in one remote school in a village in Kerala and eventually decided to do something about a question that was bothering him – The crying need for relevant, professional Management for Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs). An area hitherto limited to understanding how best to apply Business Management Principles to SPOs. He is the Founder and Director of a pioneering institution in India called ISDM. There is really no institution in the world like ISDM and they are developing and defining how SPOs need to be managed to achieve greater impact, at scale and in sustainable ways. ISDM is based in Delhi NCR and backed by the best names across practice, academia and philanthropy.