Ramesh Jude Thomas
President and Chief Knowledge Officer of EQUITOR Value Advisory Pvt. Ltd., the erstwhile Indian partner for Interband.
“RJT” to his friends and colleagues, Ramesh is credited with introducing Brand Valuation as a strategic business tool to Indian industry. He led India’s first known strategic Brand Valuation for Titan Industries Ltd., immediately followed by 17 companies in the TATA group. Under his stewardship, EQUITOR has actively collaborated with several Indian managements to deliver a little over US$ 3.5 bn of additional enterprise value over the last six years. These include Thomas Cook, Infosys, ZEE Entertainment, the Murugappa Group and Mother Dairy.
RJT is often called upon to speak to business audiences, company managements, and more recently sovereign governments, on the subject of valuing and managing their brands as strategic business assets. He has done so in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and more recently in the Middle East.
An invited faculty to INSEAD in Paris, he has also lectured at leading institutions in India including 4 of the IIMs , the ISB, SP Jain, MICA,NMIMS,ASCI and a host of others. A convener of the CII international brand summit 2008 and 2010, he has played an active role in setting direction for both these events.
RJT is a prolific writer, having contributed a viewpoint to almost every major newspaper and business magazine on the theme of “Brands as Strategic Business Assets’. Amongst these, he had developed and run a column called ‘Cutting Edge’ for The Economic Times and contributed to the ‘View point’ column in Mint. More recently, he has started contributing to CFO Connect, IMA’s fortnightly on the evolution of the Chief Financial Officer.
He sits on the board of six companies in India and the Far East and advises many more.
He is an avid marathon runner and, on occasion, accompanies himself on stage with an acoustic guitar.
Topic:” In reality, great is the enemy of good”
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