BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Ramaswamy Gopalkrishnan
Mr. Ramaswamy Gopalkrishnan is the key member of the core team that co-founded the pioneering venture – Brand Capital, in 2005. Today Brand Capital has a deployable corpus of USD 2.2 Billion through investments made across industries in over 700 companies, many of which have seen tremendous success.
He is a certified Chartered Accountant and also a Company Secretary. He also successfully completed ISB-Kellog Global Advanced Management Programme held at ISB, Hyderabad Campus and Kellogg, Evanston Campus. With over 25 years of rich experience in M&As and Investment Banking in companies like J M Financial & Investment Consultancy Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank, Aditya Birla Group and Brand Capital, Ramaswamy brings forth a deep understanding of deal structuring, corporate finance and corporate laws. His various abilities and solution oriented approach has seen him play myriad roles in process-building and crisis-management across companies.
His key notable achievements across a varied career include advising a South India business group on their successful hostile take-over of a listed company and executing the listing of shares of Birla Global Finance. Ramaswamy was also a pivotal member of Standard Chartered Bank’s M&A and Takeovers division.
He has also been a key member of the Senior Management team and worn several hats over the last decade. These include being one of the longest serving members of the Brand Capital Investment Committee – the core team that takes final investment calls for every deal brought to the table. He heads nationally, the real-estate arm of Brand Capital which has seen good growth over the years and is quite stable among Brand Capital’s various business divisions. He also leads the legal and deal structuring team for all business divisions within Brand Capital.