Pavan is Clinical assistant Professor in the Strategy & Entrepreneurship group, and a visiting fellow at U of Melbourne and Anderson School UCLA. His applied research interests are in leadership development andragogy and objective measures for better strategic thinking ; and better appreciating the role of sub-conscious cognitive processes for Adaptive Strategic decisions under high flux and uncertainty.

Pavan is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track-record of investor returns and successful exits including start-ups, high growth and turn-arounds. He also has 20+ years of international Senior Partner level corporate advisory experience in Country & Regional Head roles across Australia, USA, South East Asia and India with Strategy consulting & Private Equity firms such as Halcyon Partners, AT Kearney, Stern Stewart & co. and the Boston Consulting Group. In earlier career roles, he worked in corporate strategy; technology management and incubation, and as an engineer and research scientist. Pavan is an Indian born, US educated, Australian citizen, former permanent resident of Singapore and an Overseas Citizen of India.


  • Ph D (General Management program), Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University 2016
  • MBA , Anderson School of Business, ULCA (Dean's list) 1995
  • Qualification in Professional Writing & Editing , Holmesglen College 1992
  • BE (Chemical Engineering (Honors)), University of Melbourne 1989


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