Ravi Adiga is Vice President, International Growth Accounts based in Chicago, USA, and co-leads AAG’s Marketing & Sales Practice in North America and Asia.
Mr. Adiga brings more than 20 years of experience in international sales/business/marketing planning, strategy, and operations issues to the firm. He has helped US and India-based companies and small and medium enterprises become world-class organizations and has helped multinational corporations successfully navigate the challenges of doing business in India, USA, South Africa, China, Southeast Asia and the Middle East region.
Mr. Adiga brings to clients his expertise in strategic planning, marketing, corporate communications, sales and general-management services to organizations globally. He develops and implements tailored strategies for clients, helping them deepen relationships with key stakeholders, succeed with international expansion, resolve complex problems, and build and expand their business and capturing market share in new global markets.
Mr. Adiga lived and worked in the United States for 12 years. He spent 3 years as Vice President with Citi Group in Chicago where he assisted both public and private sector clients in a diverse set of industries on business strategy and valuation of target portfolios in the United States. Among other roles, he served as Citi Cards’ finance lead in charge of an $8B portfolio acquisition and helped to create an asset base of over $1B in one year.
He also spent 4 years as Senior Manager with a large technology and insurance provider in Midwest USA where he managed internal strategy team tasked with market entry strategy for an international expansion, and organic and inorganic growth strategy. He also oversaw corporate functions including strategic planning, operations, finance, P&L, and marketing.
Earlier in his career, he worked at IBM India, and Ernst and Young India.
He currently serves as advisor, director on the board of several private companies as well as member of industry, academic and non-profit boards. These include: Healthalyze.com (Advisor/Director/Founder), SIM Management Consulting (Director), Asian-Arab Chamber of Commerce (Director), Defense Technology & Information Society (Director/Treasurer), ValueTree Consulting (Advisor/Director).
Mr. Adiga earned his MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce with concentrations in accounting, finance, tax & corporate law from Bangalore University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. and Chartered Accountant in India.