Narayan Ramachandran

Narayan Ramachandran

Narayan Ramachandran is the Chairman & CEO of KludeIn I Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company listed on Nasdaq. He is the co-Chairman of Unitus Capital, India’s largest social enterprise bank. Narayan is also Chairman of Vivriti Asset Management, Caspian debt and UC Inclusive Credit, all pioneering firms working in bringing credit to underserved markets. Narayan recently finished a full 8-year term as Chairman of RBL Bank, one of India’s fastest growing banks. He serves as the Chairman and co-founder of InKlude Labs, a social business enterprise working in the field of education and public health. Through InKlude Labs, Narayan works with deserving enterprises to help them scale. He is currently working on incubating the Center for Wildlife Studies and Asan Cup, a feminine hygiene start-up. Earlier, Narayan was the Country Head of Morgan Stanley India, leading all of the Group’s businesses. He was the Head and lead portfolio manager of Morgan Stanley’s Global Emerging Markets and Global Asset Allocation teams, managing over $25 billion in assets. He began his career at Goldman Sachs. He served as General Partner and Member of the Global Strategy Advisory Board of L Catterton Asia, a consumer focussed growth equity firm. He is an active private equity investor in financial services, technology, social enterprise and consumer businesses. He is co-founder and Fellow of the Takshashila Foundation, a public policy school and think tank. He teaches an online graduate-level course on contemporary economics. Narayan received a B.Tech. in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Narayan holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He writes a fortnightly column titled “A Visible Hand” for The Mint Newspaper. A link to Narayan’s columns is here

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