A. Xavier Raj
Professor - Entrepreneurship Management & Chairperson - C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India & Head - Loyola Inclusive Incubation Centre
QUALIFICATION & SPECIALIZATION : B.Sc. (Phys.), M.A. (Anthropology), Ph.D. (University of Madras) Anthropology.
EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 09 years of teaching / 21 years of industry / 25 years of research
Dr. A. Xavier Raj, Professor of Entrepreneurship Management and Chairperson of C.K.Prahalad Centre, LIBA and Adjunct Faculty (Honorary Position) in National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISc. Campus (Bengaluru) has worked with global market research and consulting firms: 15 years with Blackstone MarketFacts, Synovate, and Ipsos. Established two specialist divisions during this tenure. Core expertise include setting up profit generating business divisions, Project Management (multi country), Strategic Consulting, Humanitarian Assistance, Development Communication, Design Thinking, Incubating Startups, Inclusive Innovation, Social Transformation, Capacity Building, Ethnography, Research and Analytics. As an Entrepreneur founded TSP Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd., Serendip Boutique, TechLoyola Organics and YX Infra. Currently mentoring 10+ startups at Loyola Inclusive Innovation Impact Centre (L3iC). Taught in University of Madras – Social, Cultural, Applied, Ecological and Developmental Anthropology / Sociology, Culture and Management, and Business Sustainability (IMBA Programme in Stella Maris College).