The Business of Family (TBF)’ co-founders are Poorani Thanusha and Ramesh Ramachandra. They are two sisters have been working together since 1997 in the various businesses they started. They have been coaching families and family businesses for over 15 years.
CO-FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR
Dr. Rameshwari Ramachandra
She is known for her straightforward coaching that creates clarity and forwards action for people to fulfil their commitments.
Ramesh provides executive coaching and individual consulting to executives and board members to extend their leadership in moving their organizations through change and expansion.
She is skilful in conflict resolution and succession issues to create a sustainable future and legacy for families businesses. She is the author of The Big Jump into Entrepreneurship and handbooks in Enterprise Development in North Korea.
As an early dotcom entrepreneur, Ms Ramachandra has been recognized as “one of the most influential women in Asia” by Asiaweek and was also named a notable woman “barrier breaker” (Barrier Breakers – Women in Singapore). She holds an MBA Monash University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate at the Singapore Management University.
Her research is on creativity/innovation of professionals working in family-owned businesses. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). ™.
She is known for her mindful facilitation that offers choice and control in resolving recurring and overwhelming situations that people face.
Having also worked with thousands of individuals with diverse backgrounds all over the world, Poorani is as skilled working one-on-one as she is with large groups. Poorani’s current focus is working closely with senior management teams to produce a systemic change of organizational culture for sustainable success called THE COLLECTIVE ADVANTAGE ™.
Poorani appreciates and understands the unique challenges and strengths of family in business and over the years has identified the key factors for sustainable success for families in business in today’s challenging environment and complex future.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science, History, Philosophy) from the National University of Singapore and she completed a pioneering course on Leadership for Sustainability at the United Nations’ University, Japan. She has a Masters in Tri-sector Collaboration, Singapore Management University, SMU.
She is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is the current Vice President of the Singapore Chapter of the Society of Learning Organization.