About Metis

Founder's Desk

Metis – named after the Greek Goddess of Wisdom and Prudence – was born in 2010, and we are proud to state that we are one of the first to start the concept of family office in India under this unique model.

Over a decade, we have played a pivotal role in over 50 prominent business families in South India, present in diversified industry segments with each of them being in business for over 25 years.

The journey in the last 10 years has been a fulfilling experience and we embark on more eventful years ahead. We will live up to your Trust and strive to Create Value for Generations.

Vision
Vision

To be the trusted adviser and custodian for business families providing integrated and unbiased advisory on the business, family, wealth and legacy aspects to enhance family well-being and harmony.

Mission
Mission

To build the practice on the foundations of client trust, transparency, confidentiality, integrity and innovation.

Beliefs & Values

Beliefs & Values
Beliefs & Values

Suresh Ramanujam

Suresh Ramanujam – Managing Director

Suresh Ramanujam, is the Co-Founder of Metis Family Office based in Chennai. Suresh has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry where he has been dealing with family businesses in terms of providing banking credit facilities, managing wealth, helping them raise private equity, structuring JVs, mergers & acquisitions etc.

He has worked in organizations like Murugappa group, Citibank and Deutsche Bank. Over these years he has been an integral part of many growth stories in terms of helping business families to organize their business, personal wealth, new venture ideation, succession and legacy planning etc.

Metis was a calling for him in 2010!

He loves to connect with the Next Generation budding leaders and currently mentors over 10 Gen Next members from prominent business families. Suresh is an MBA graduate and is passionate about mentoring and loves to promote entrepreneurism.

Visalakshi

Visalakshi L – Director

Visalakshi with over 18 years of Corporate Finance background has strong expertise in leading corporations through business planning, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, capital market transactions and financial management. Specialising in Manufacturing and Retail, she comes with a flair in Investment and Budgeting Analysis, Forecasting, Risk assessment and management, Cost Optimisation and Business Process excellence.

Prior to joining Metis Family Office, Visalakshi was the Group Chief Financial Officer of Indian Terrain Fashions Limited, a leading Men’s wear Apparel Brand.

At Metis, she is responsible for Business Advisory practice advising clients on Strategy, Growth, Business improvements and Capital transactions. Visalakshi is a Qualified Cost Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Vipin

Vipin Palrecha – Associate Director

Vipin is an investment banker, entrepreneur, angel investor and business advisor with 15 years of cross functional experience in Consulting, Corporate Finance, Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Fund Raising, Joint Ventures and project management/integrations. He has deep industry knowledge in Diagnostics and Pharmaceuticals. He has also assisted companies in FMCG, Retail, Industrial services, Technology and Manufacturing. Prior to joining Metis, he worked with Deloitte Investment Banking and Co-Founded Financial Advisory firm focussing on investment banking, strategy and growth. At Metis, he advises clients on business matters and strategies besides crafting transactions.

Vipin is a Chartered Accountant and did his Masters in Sydney. He is member of several associations including JITO. He loves tracking global financial markets, going for long drives and teaching non-academic subjects to kids. He is also part of NGOs focussing on healthcare and his dream is to complete Kailash Mansarovar yatra at earliest.

Jagadesh Kumar Badiga – Vice President

Jagadesh has over two decades of diverse experience in financial services, Human resources and real estate. He has predominantly worked on the retail banking side. He has handled country level responsibility for debt recovery, created policies, control systems, audit, He has also handled Pan India responsibility for setting up the internal control mechanism for Gold loan and Warehousing loan portfolio in ICICI Bank. 

He has developed a passion for Real Estate as an asset class and has been developing his depth of knowledge in Real Estate over a decade.  He has advised on many large real estate transactions over this period.

He has worked in organizations like Murugappa group, ICICI Bank & Archean Group

At Metis, He is responsible for Real Estate Vertical to provide comprehensive advisory to business families on real estate assets.

Jagadesh is a product of Vivekananda College and has completed his MBA in HR.

His hobbies include 

  1. Long distance cycling – he is a PBP 2019 finisher, RAAM qualifier and has 7 Super Randoneur titles. He has done many long distance rides of over 1000 kms. 
  2. Runner – Has been a consistent runner and has participated in marathon events regularly. He has also represented Chennai District in State meet for masters conducted by the Tamil Nadu Athletic Association.
  3. Cricket and travelling.
Shriram

Shriram Ananthanarayanan – Assistant Vice President

Shriram is a qualified Certified Financial Planner Professional. At Metis, he handles the wealth management function acting as the custodian of financial assets of its clients. He evaluates innovative investment opportunities that can augment investor returns and cherry picks the best suited ones to our clients. He conducts periodic review of the performance of various asset managers from the client’s risk and reward perspective. Shriram specializes in making compelling Investment related collaterals and lends a helping hand to the fund raising team at Metis . He has over 15 years of Industry experience which includes experience with foreign banks like Standard Chartered and Royal bank of Scotland.

His hobbies include DSLR Photography, reading blogs and business magazines. He is happily married and has two school going children Rishi and Roshni.

Sandeep

Sandeep Sareen – Mentor & Coach

Sandeep was an Executive Vice President at IndusInd Bank and has over 27 years of overall experience across multiple roles in various organizations. In his last role, he was Head of Corporate Operations for the 1400+ branches of IndusInd Bank. Throughout his corporate career, Sandeep played a key role in identifying potential future leaders and managing and retaining talent. He is passionate about employee engagement, coaching and people development. Sandeep has over 900 hours of coaching experience and he continues to pursue opportunities for further learning. He has also completed two programs Inspiring Leadership through Emotional Intelligence and Conversations that Inspire: Coaching, Learning, Leadership and Change from Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, Punjab and a Master’s in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, USA. He has also completed certifications in Project Management, 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing.

Anand

Anand Kartikeyan – Mentor & Coach

Anand has over 22 years of corporate and leadership experience across leading organizations such as HSBC, Deutsche Bank, ICICI Bank, ABN AMRO and IndusInd Bank. Over his career span, he has been extensively involved in leading businesses and geographies, owning the P&L responsibility and managing teams. In his various corporate roles, Anand has also played an active and significant role in organizational initiatives such as recruitment and training, retaining and nurturing talent, mentoring & coaching , building & developing teams.

Anand has been an executive coach since 2014. He holds various Certifications in the field of coaching . In addition to his certifications, Anand is also a specialist in a number of psychological and behavioral assessment tools.

T K Srinivasan – Advisor

T.K.Srinivasan is a Chartered Accountant with more than 4 de­cades of experience in industry and cons­ultancy. Have held the posit­ion of CFO in vari­ous companies involv­ed in plastics & che­micals, Machine Tool­s, BPO, Software, Ap­parel, etc. His Expertise includes financial restructuring, implementation, Structuring short term and long term business plans for family run enterprises. At Metis, he brings in expert advisory services on business and strategic aspects. 

Anusha Ravi

Anusha Ravindran

Anusha Ravindran has been an integral part of Metis Family Office since 2021 handling various executive functions including admin and front office activities. Anusha also oversees accounts & finance, systems, taxation and audit functions.

Prior to Metis, she has close to 7 years of work experience and worked with Muthuoot Fincorp, ICICI Bank Ltd, Centurion Bank etc.

She has also ventured into entrepreneurship in the areas of – Garments for Women, name called “Shriti Xlusive”.

She holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Secretaryship and certification in Fashion Designing.

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