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Testimonials

  • "Our relationship with iknowvate has deepened significantly in the last 12 months. The team brings to bear a unique combination of industry knowledge, insightful thinking, ability to go deep on an industry, and capability to deliver actionable recommendations"
    Leading Manufacturing major

  • "We have learnt a lot working with iknowvate; they have proven to be the best compared to many consulting majors .iknowvate is thorough, modest and excellent"
    Leading Systems Integration & Technology Distribution Company

  • "We have extensively used iknowvate in many strategic assignments and always found their input and their recommendations to be of very high order both in terms of quality as well as value"
    A leading FMCG Company

  • "We needed advice on an Entry strategy and action plan into a new business segment in India. The work done by iknowvate was comprehensive, detailed and most importantly provided insight into where and how to invest as also the required scale to be cost competitive. Iknowvate leveraged their Center for Frameworks & delivered on their commitments on time. We have since worked with iknowvate on 6 additional projects. They continue to deliver high quality with commitment and are cost effective."
    A leading Services Major Headquartered in the US

  • "The dedication, commitment and diligence demonstrated by the iknowvate Business Strategy vertical has continuously challenged us and kept us ahead in our business."
    A manufacturing major based in the Middle East

  • "We engaged iknowvate´s Business Specialisation vertical to help us build differentiation in our portfolio & Proposal management plan. While we set high goals and standards for the assignment, iknowvate by leveraging their Knowledge Frameworks delivered the outcome on a variable fee model with eases and panache.
    Their strength resides in their ability to interpret our ideas; develop a thorough project scope; and synthesize market relevant data. As future projects arise, we will consider working with iknowvate as our Strategic consulting partner."

    A leading Hospitality & Leisure Major

  • "iknowvate demonstrated very strong understanding of our M&A requirement by presenting quality data and used methodologies developed by them at their Center. They understood our challenges well and managed the M&A lifecycle with tremendous dedication and focus. Their M&A reports can be rated as one of the best in Industry."
    A leading FMCG major

  • "iknowvate´s approach to strategic consulting is grounded and real.Their ability to advice, hand hold, execute & stay engaged until the steady state has been a learning & understanding of how important execution is beyond strategy. Their ability to continuously engage with the client gives the client the confidence of results & outcomes in a predictable manner"
    A leading Insurance major

Management Board

A diverse group of dynamic professionals that have been together for more than 15 years constitute the Management Board. They bring sophisticated analytical rigor, collaborative working style and a reservoir of first-hand knowledge on every engagement. Their pragmatic approach and years of experience helps in providing clients with strategic direction, actionable insights and sustainable results.

Mrs. Shobha Krishnan is the Founder & Promoter of iknowvate. She has more than 20 years of hands on Consulting and Professional advisory experience in the areas of Financial restructuring, Financial reengineering, Fund mobilisation and Securities. She has worked in senior and resonsible positions with leading organisations like World Link Finance & Ceat Financial Services. She is a Commerce Graduate with Post Graduation in Financial Analysis & a Masters in Financial Management. She has a passion for networking and music.


Mr. P.A. Krishnan
Director & Management Board Member
Mr. P.A. Krishnan has more than 30 years of rich experience in the areas of Design, Manufacturing, Distribution & managing Large P&L's. He has worked with leading organisations like Tata's, HCL, Onward Technologies, IBM, NCR, Siemens & Mphasis. He has successfully managed growth for large Multinationals. He specialises in Strategy and Joint Ventures. He has successfully designed and forged some large Joint Ventures during his previous stints. He is an Electrical Engineering Graduate with Post Graduation in Business, Computer & Financial Management. He has a passion for social service and networking. He is also the President of KVP Foundation,a Charity Organisation set up for supporting the underprivileged. He is also a Director on the Board of Directors of the CISB Group, India and is associated in an Advisory capacity.


Mrs Jayanthi Rajasekharan
Management Board Member

Jayanthi has more than 20 years of hands on experience in Business administration, Talent acquisition and Public Relations. She is an expert in the area of Event Management and has successfully designed and delivered some niche events for Indian majors. She has worked with leading organisations like Vedanta. She is an Arts Graduate with Post Graduation in Management. She loves meeting people and excels in socialising.


Mr Ashok Srivastava
Management Board Member

Ashok has been a member of the founding team at Procter & Gamble India and retired as their Vice President after an illustrious career spanning over 4 decades. He was part of the team that launched household brands like Ariel Detergent, Pantene Shampoo and Head & Shoulder Shampoo in India. He successfully made Vicks Vaporub in India for Japan which demanded zero defect products.

Prior to P&G he worked for Firestone Tyres and Good Year Tyres in very senior positions. Post retirement, he has been providing Strategic Consultancy with particular focus on facilitating Japanese Companies to enter India. He is a graduate from IIT, Kharagpur. He has a passion for Networking and is globally reputed for it.


Mr Ravi Shankar
Management Board Member

Ravi Shankar has more than 30 years of diverse Industry experience in IT Solutions & Services, Office Automation, Consumer & Retail. He is a member of the Board of Directors in various privately held & deemed Public companies as a Management Executive / Professional Entrepreneur. He is on the Advisory Board of a Payment Solutions Company incubated at IIM-Bangalore.

He specialises in Strategy, Sales, Marketing & Mergers and Acquisitions. He enjoys and excels Coaching & Mentoring Leaders & Leadership Teams. He has worked with leading organisations like Forbes Group, Canon, Modi Xerox & Wipro. He was the Founder & Promoter of Woodstock Ambience. He is a Commerce Graduate with Post Graduation in Business Management.


Mr Venkat Mallya
Management Board Member

Venkat Mallya has more than 30 years of rich experience in the areas of IT Services & Products, M&A, Strategy & Business Management. He has worked with leading organisations like HDFC, Essen, Hinditron, DEC, Syntel & is the Founder & CEO of iknowvate, USA. He specialises in Business Strategy & creating innovative Go To Market Models. His understanding of the Global Business with an equally thorough understanding of the Indian market has enables successful entries of Global Industry majors into India.

He has enabled market entries for Industry majors & SME's into the Indian market and chosen global markets and has an excellent understanding of the entire process from concept to commissioning. He is the Founder of the Michigan Cricket Association and is based in the US. He is a Commerce Graduate with Post Graduation in Marketing from NMIMS & Advance Management from the Kellogg Business School.

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