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Narayan Ramachandran is ex-Chairman RBL Bank and Chairman & co-Founder of InKlude Labs, a social business enterprise working in the field of education and public health. InKlude Labs has dewormed 35 million children in 2013 working in collaboration with the State Governments of Bihar, Rajasthan and Delhi.
He was most recently Country Head of Morgan Stanley India, leading all of the Group’s businesses. Prior to these roles, Narayan 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 joined Morgan Stanley in 1996 and has over 20 years of investment experience. Before joining the firm, he was a managing director at Rogers Casey (now CRA Rogers Casey). He began his career at Goldman Sachs.
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 is on the board of several entrepreneurial companies and foundations. Narayan has a keen interest in using market-based solutions in areas such as micro-finance, social venture capital, skill-development, micro-insurance and affordable housing. He co-invests with a few private equity funds that he works with. He writes a fortnightly column titled “A Visible Hand” for The Mint Newspaper published by Hindustan Times Group in collaboration with the Wall Street Journal in India.