Mr. N. V. Ramana is a Professor and Dean at Aurora’s Business School Hyderabad. He is also a senior consultant advisor in the development and agribusiness space. He worked as consultant with World Bank and GIZ on various projects . He was the Chairman of Agri-Watch and Indian society of Agribusiness Professionals till recently. He serves as Board member on a number of companies in the Livelihoods Development and Financial & Investment Advisory sectors. He held the office of Group CEO at BASIX Group of Companies India between 2006 and 2008; served as Managing Director of multiple group companies during his time with the group from 2001 to 2008. He also served as Managing Director of Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank (KBSLAB). He began his career with the Agri Business division of the ITC group of companies and served there in various capacities for two decades. He has Bachelors in Dairy Technology and a Management degree from IIM Ahmedabad.