About Cedar

Leadership

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Cedar has a global leadership team. Seasoned management consultants, each with over 15 years of consulting experience. Many have worked across industry sectors, across global markets, with core areas of functional specialization. All with a single focus. Commitment to client, to execute flawlessly, and to make strategy work.

Sanjiv Anand

Sanjiv Anand

Chairman

AMP, Harvard Business School, USA

MBA, NYU Stern School of Business, USA

Sanjiv has over 30 years of global consulting experience. He has assisted the Boards & CEOs of leading global and regional companies develop and execute business strategy and transform business operations. He is an international expert on the Balanced Scorecard having executed over 300 scorecards. Sanjiv has driven over $3 Billion of foreign direct investment into Asia, and has assisted private equity firms make successful investments. He is well published, and has been a key note speaker at global conferences. A former YPO & WPO Chair, he is the author of “Unlocking Human Capital to Drive Performance: A CEO Handbook” published by McGraw Hill. His latest title “Execution Excellence | Making Strategy Work using the Balanced Scorecard” was globally released by J.Wiley and is a bestseller in its genre. Sanjiv also chairs the NYU Stern India Alumni Group.

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Don Goodwin

Donald A. Goodwin

Partner

MBA, Wharton Graduate School of Business, USA

BA Economics, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Don has over 35 years of consulting experience in a wide range of businesses, markets and technologies, with a significant focus on industrials and renewable energy. His strengths are in competitive analysis, strategy development, general counsel and implementation. He has completed assignments in North America, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Don was previously employed by Gulf & Western Industries. He is an expert on cross-border strategy and market entry.

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V Ramkumar

V. Ramkumar

Senior Partner

MMS, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India

Executive Education, Harvard Business School & Insead

Ram has over 22 years of experience in assisting global clients in the area of strategy formulation & execution using the Balanced Scorecard framework. He is a FinTech thought leader helping clients transform the IT function in the financial services sector. This includes IT strategy & Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Selection, and Program Management for large tech investments. His knowledge in Core Banking Systems is globally recognized, and is published in prominent publications globally. He previously was part of PwC’s Financial Services practice.

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Chetan Parekh

Chetan Parekh

Partner

MBA, Sydenham Institute of Management, India

BE Mechanical, SPCE, Mumbai University, India

Executive Education, Harvard Business School

Chetan has over 22 years of experience in assisting clients in impactful FinTech, customer experience enhancement, process innovation, and merger mandates. He is a FinTech thought leader helping clients transform the IT function in the financial services sector. This has included IT strategy & Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Selection, and Program Management for large tech investments. His knowledge of Core Banking Systems in globally recognized. Prior to Cedar, his experience includes positions at British Telecom, Godrej & Boyce and Larsen & Toubro.

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Chetan Parekh

Manish Kotwala

Partner

MMS, NMIMS, Mumbai University, India

BE Mechanical, MIT, Manipal, India

Executive Education, INSEAD

Manish has over 24 years of international consulting and management experience. His areas of expertise includes formulation and implementation of business strategies, Balanced Scorecard, operational efficiency improvement, project management, stakeholders management and investment & acquisition opportunities. Manish has worked across various industries including diversified business groups, government, manufacturing, oil & gas, financial services, retail, pharmaceutical & medical consumables and others. Prior to Cedar, his experience includes Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, Johnson & Johnson and Larsen & Toubro.

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Prashant Dhuri

Prashant Dhuri

Associate Partner

MMS, Mumbai University, India

BE Mechanical, SPCE, Mumbai University, India

Prashant has over 10 years of global management consulting experience. His experiences cover financial restructuring, strategy formulation, entry & growth strategy, financial advisory, financial due diligence, valuations and business research. He is an expert in Restructuring Planning, Financial Turnaround, Distressed Assets Resolution through Restructuring (CDR/SDR/S4A), Recapitalization & Divestments, Takeover through ARCs/SAFs and Debt/Equity Syndication. He has worked on multiple assignments for companies across cement, infrastructure, steel, hospitality sectors.

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Thomas Cooley

Dean Thomas F. Cooley

Senior Advisor

Honorary Doctorate, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

Thomas F. Cooley is the Paganelli-Bull Professor of Economics at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, as well as a Professor of Economics in the NYU Faculty of Arts and Science. He served as Dean of NYU Stern from 2002 to January 2010. Before joining Stern, he was a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester, University of Pennsylvania, and UC Santa Barbara.He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also the former President of the Society for Economic Dynamics, a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He has served on the board of Thornburgh Mortgage Co. and the Board of Managers of Standard & Poor’s and as an advisor to many firms. Together with Stern colleagues he edited and wrote the book, Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (Wiley, November 2010).

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Steve Rasin

Steve Rasin

Senior Director

Dual BA Economics & Asian Studies, University of Michigan, USA

MA International Relations, The Fletcher School,Tufts University, USA

Steve has worked as a consultant since 1988 from bases in Hong Kong, Washington DC, Singapore and now London as a strategy and global market entry expert. He is also a China specialist having assisted major US and international corporations enter the Chinese market. Steve is fluent in Mandarin. His global clients include Caterpillar, Bristol Myers Squibb, Sara Lee, DuPont, Emerson Electric and Whirlpool. He has worked across a range of industries including consumer goods, electronics, chemicals, textiles, automotive, telecommunications, real estate and new media. In addition, he has worked closely with regional companies, particularly in the Middle East, with expansion into new regional and global markets.

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Sudeep Nair

Sudeep Nair

Senior Director

MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

BE Mechanical, BITS Pilani, India

Executive Education, Harvard Business School

Sudeep has more than 16 years of international experience in Business and IT Transformation. Prior to joining Cedar, he headed business transformation at Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), a FTSE 250 Financial Services firm headquartered in London. Earlier, he was an integral member of the team that set up Cognizant`s Business Consulting practice in USA and India. He was based in Zurich to lead the business development, engagement delivery and team development for Cognizant Business Consulting. His clients include Merrill Lynch, MetLife, Union Bank of California, Sallie Mae, Century 21, Credit Suisse, Aegon, Glaxo SmithKline, Cable & Wireless, Coach, Novartis, ING Group, Lloyds Group and ACI Payment Solutions. He is a certified PMP Practitioner, a TOGAF Certified Business Architect and is also trained in the Six Sigma Black Belt program.

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