Ravi Bhoothalingam is the Founder and Chairman of Manas Advisory, a consultancy practice focusing on leadership coaching and business and cultural relations with China, Mongolia and Myanmar.
Upto June 2001, he was President of the Oberoi Group of Hotels, responsible for its worldwide operations. Earlier he was the Head of Personnel Worldwide with BAT plc [London], Managing Director of VST Industries Ltd [Hyderabad] and Director, ITC Limited [Calcutta].
Ravi Bhoothalingam is a B.Sc Hons in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and holds a Masters degree [M.A. Cantab] in Experimental Psychology from Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, UK, as well as an AMP from Harvard.
Ravi serves on the Boards of Directors of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Hyderabad, India and Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, New Delhi, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, and an Honorary Fellow and Governing Council member of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, India.
He is a nominee of the Government of India on the Joint Study Group for the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor (BCIM-EC), and a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Task Force on China.