Senior Business Adviser
Ravindranath (Ravi) Menon has extensive international experience in regions like India, ASEAN, Greater China, Korea and the Middle East in the pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer-product industries. He has successfully established business start-ups and has driven growth in more developed areas. Ravi has a proven and effective leadership style with excellent communication and interpersonal skills that have enabled him to build, lead and motivate high performing teams across diverse cultures. He has also successfully built and managed complex relationships with joint venture business partners in India and Korea. Being involved in direct operations as well as in strategic roles of overseeing different businesses, Ravi brings a deeper perspective to his role of advising clients in the healthcare and FMCG industries.
Ravi spent over 21 years at Allergan Inc and has built a very successful businesses in ophthalmology, aesthetics and neuroscience. In his last role with Allergan, Ravi was Vice-President and Managing Director (India and Southeast Asia) based in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional office at Singapore. He also served as a Director on the boards of a number of Allergan entities in the region. With Allergan, Ravi has worked in a number of roles covering general management and has also led the region’s marketing efforts in ophthalmology. He drove improvements across various franchises through the region with significant market share gains. Joining Allergan in Dubai in 1993, Ravi worked on the India project while in Dubai, returning to Bangalore in 1996 as Allergan India’s first Managing Director.
Ravi, a pharmacy graduate from Mumbai, began his career in India as a management trainee in 1978 after completing his post-graduate studies in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He moved to the consumer products industry with Wipro Ltd in 1981 where he worked in various roles and acquired an excellent foundation in sales and marketing. Ravi was the General Manager of Marketing (Wipro consumer products) when he left them in 1993 to return to the pharmaceutical industry and join Allergan.
Since May 2015, Ravi has been advising Nutrea (a nutrition start-up) on commercialisation strategies including developing product marketing and sales strategies with execution plans. He plays a key role in developing business plans and funding strategies including identifying and engaging with potential investors/partners. Ravi also serves as an Independent Director on the boards of Zoetis India Ltd and Rainbow Children’s Medicare Private Ltd (Rainbow Children’s Hospital).
Ravi is responsible for growing our business in South India with a special focus in Bengaluru and Chennai, as well as strengthen the overall healthcare segment in the Asia-Pacific region including India for SKP.