About

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V.V.Ranganathan (Alias Ranga and some people refer to him as VVR too) was a Senior Partner with one of the big four professional accounting firms in the world. He served the firm in India for about 10 years in various capacities. During these 10 years, Ranga closely participated in the manifold growth of the Firm. His own portfolio of clients included some of the very large and prestigious Fortune 500 companies..

Ranga, also served the global firm for several years in their overseas office. He also worked in S. Africa for many years. He co-founded and was a senior partner of a closely held professional services firm which later became a member firm of Moores Rowland International.

 

Ranga has contributed significantly to the study and research on the subject of entrepreneurship He has published extensively on the subject.. Please see section on Entrepreneurship .

Ranga is now associated with a number of social projects driven by social entrepreneurs. He is the Co-Founder & Chairman of Pinnacle Opportunities. (www.pinnacle-opportunities.org) Pinnacle Opportunities works at both ends of the spectrum of social change supporting select social entrepreneurs to significantly improve their capacity and gain accreditation to deliver more and it assists corporate entities to calibrate their social responsibility programs (CSR) to sustain and enhance the impact of performing social entrepreneurs. Please see section on CSR Programs.
He is Co-Founder of RuralShores, a venture that fosters economic activities in rural India. This is the largest business enablement services for rural India.
He is also on the advisory and governing board of some prestigious foundations such as The Bharti Foundation (Airtel).

 

 

Ranga is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a product ideation & innovation company based out of Bangalore (Compassites) .

 

Ranga was one of the 31 leaders selected from 15 countries around the globe for sharing his experience and perspective along with STEPHEN R COVEY, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, FranklinCovey Co., USA, RAMON OLLÉ, President, Epson Europe .BV, The Netherlands RICARDO LEVY, Co-founder and Chairman, Catalytica, Inc., USA , for a book entitled Leading with Wisdom. Please read more about this in the section Spirituality & Wisdom. This book is based on a research program initiated by The Global Dharma Center , in partnership with Dr. Peter Pruzan, professor emeritus at the Copenhagen Business School and his wife, Kirsten Pruzan Mikkelsen, a journalist and former editor who worked for almost 30 years at Det Berlingske Hus, a major publishing house in Denmark. Please see section on Spirituality & Business.

 

He writes regularly for business dailies. His Ten Rules for Independent Directors is often used as a guide by the director’s community. Please see section on Company Directors.

 

He is the author of TWO Books published by Lone Tree Books. IN-SIGHT with a Foreword from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former President of India and with reviews from RAJNIKANT (Film, Media & Cultural Icon) N.R. Narayana Murthy (Chairman of Infosys Limited) and Dr. TATSUO HIROSE (Harvard Medical School) is the story of a social enterprise that has created an impact in the healthcare industry in India. The book is recommended for reading by AMITABH BACHAN ( Film, Media & Cultural Icon). IN-SIGHT was released in Mumbai on 20th March 2012

 

Dhulian to Dilli is another book that was released in New Delhi on the 3rd of MAY 2013. With reviews from Mr. Tejendra Khanna (Lt. Governor of Delhi), Mr. James S. Turley (Chairman of Ernst & Young, New York) and Dr. S.S. Badrinath (Chairman Emeritus of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai) this book is a candid story and hitherto untold story of the former Chairman of one of the largest professional services firms in India.

 

Mr. Ranganathan also edited the book – LIVING with LAWS. This book which narrates the story of a veteran lawyer has reviews from Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer ( Former Judge, Supreme Court of India) and Justice J.S. Verma (Former Chief Justice of India). This book was released on 29th January 2011.

 

Mr. Ranganathan is currently working on a book in a Conversational Style on the state of Medical Care in India with veterans in this field. He will soon embark on yet another biography of a legendary industrialist.