Kavil Ramachandran is the Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at the Indian School of Business. He has specialized in family business, entrepreneurship and strategy and has over 30 years of combined experience as an academic at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the Indian School of Business. He was a faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for 15 years prior to joining ISB. He has been teaching courses on family business and entrepreneurship for various target groups. He has been a member of several national level committees of the Department of Science and Technology, SEBI and UPSC. He is on the Board of several companies and advises family businesses, growth companies and development institutions in India and abroad.