Ravi Chaudhry


Year receipt of recognition 2015
Strategy consultant

A strategy consultant to corporations, governments and civil society, mentor to CEOs and corporate boards, author, public intellectual


Ravi Chaudhry is a strategy consultant to corporations, governments and civil society, mentor to CEOs and corporate boards, author, public intellectual, and Fellow, World Business Academy, a network of global thought leaders that represent some of the best and brightest men and women shaping today’s landscape. He is often referred to as a leadership guru.

Ravi Chaudhry is one of the new voices showing new ways ahead – his call for exceptional leadership is based on new realities.”
Hazel Henderson, Founder, Ethical Markets Media, USA

He is the founder Chairman ofCeNext Consulting & Investment Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. Prior to that, he was Chairman of four companies in the Tata Group, India. He specializes in “Strategy Audit and Re-alignment” to bridge the gap between performance and potential. An astute observer of the emerging global trends, he blends history, scriptures and modernism to create holistic, innovative modules such as ‘Re-inventing Leadership to Cope with Future’, and ‘Mindfulness – the trait that bridges the gap between Achievement and Potential’.

His book, Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality (Sage) has been globally acclaimed as “the best book on leadership in years and a rare combination of sound business thinking and accessible philosophy.” He makes a compelling case that business and community leaders need to re-align themselves with the new ground realities, now. 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”. He is a much sought-after strategy consultant and speaker onLeadership Development, Corporate Governance, Innovation, Morality and Values, and Sustainable Equitable Growth.

His clients include several Fortune 1000 corporations, including BASF and BMW (Germany), DHV (Holland), Sunstar (Japan), Sabanci Group (Turkey), Domino Sciences (U.K.), Perfetti (Italy), numerous Indian business groups, and many others. He has been an advisor to Governments of Switzerland, Turkey, Brazil and Norway, and has done many assignments for multilateral organizations (UNIDO and World Bank), think-tanks and universities, as well as Governments of Austria, Argentina, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Uganda.

He has addressed numerous conferences and interactive CEO Dialogues on “Investment and Growth Strategies for Emerging Markets”, and lectured in over twenty five countries on “What Foreign Businessmen need to know about Business in India”.

He has served on the boards of several companies and organizations. He is International Board Director, Future 500 USA; and a Member of Club Of Rome Initiative for Ethics in 21st century; EVIAN Brains Trust at IMD Switzerland; EthicMark® Judges Panel, USA, New Civilization Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, Japan and Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

What business leaders and the press say about Ravi Chaudhry:
He is one of the profoundest thinkers on business leadership. He has an eclectic approach that combines sound economics with profound philosophy. He can bring light, perspective and prescription. He has a great message and knows well how to articulate it.
– Jean-Pierre Lehmann, Emeritus Professor, IMD, Switzerland

The thoughts, insights and views you have shared with us have really made a strong impact. They will be guiding us in our process of defining our regional strategies. We would feel honoured if you were to further accompany us on this journey.
– Martin Brudermueller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF

 The Board intensely enjoyed the discussion with you. Your extremely valuable inputs and thoughts will find entry into our India strategy.
– Oliver Zipse, Senior VP – Corporate Planning & Product Strategy, BMW Group, Munich

He is very inspiring. I love the fact that he is sounding a call for individual responsibility (of the CEO).
– Adi Ignatius, Editor, Harvard Business Review

Mr Chaudhry seeks to change the world by transforming business leaders. Don Quixote didn’t manage to change the world but the world would be poorer if people like him didn’t try.
– Business Standard, India

About Ravi Chaudhry’s book:


Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality(Sage)
A wise and practical book, a journey from base camp to the summit of leadership. Business leaders will find it a gentle guideand a source of conviction that we need a new paradigm of leadership
– World Business Academy, USA

A terrific book – very much enjoyed the insights.
– Dominic Barton, Global Managing Director, Mckinsey & Co

A most compelling plea for open management, a human story of values and attitude. It is a journey to get there!
– Ben Verwaayen, CEO. Alcatel Lucent, France

The best book on corporate governance I’ve ever read. I keep it as reference material.
– Joshua Ngoma Chairman, Tranter Holdings Ltd. S. Africa

So compelling, the way it touches the major issues of our time and how best to change these situations. The right inspiration.
– Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International