Mohandas Menon

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An Executive, Leadership & Business Coach, a Mentor with the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, President & Director, Strategic Projects, Ayurvet Ltd., Co-founder, Greenfern Leadership & Strategic Consulting (P) Ltd. and Principal Partner with IAngels India Accelerator, I wear different hats, all meant to facilitate and guide strategic transformation in individuals and organizations.

My 45 years (and counting!) working life started with 18 years of banking and financial services, culminating in managing the P&L of a listed, Category 1 merchant banking company. Then, in 1998, I set up a financial services training firm which morphed into a content development & IT services company, later sold to a European conglomerate. Prior to co-founding Greenfern in 2009, I worked for Bharti Resources as a Group General Manager and then for Reliance Retail Ltd as Head of Talent Transformation in the MFT (Membership, Financial and Travel Services) Business. 

These days, I run a boutique strategy and M&A advisory company that enjoys substantial client equity, and facilitates the growth and development of startups; manage a leading, 30 year old, herbal animal healthcare company; mediate and help resolve disputes amongst business families and in M&A deals: and coach CxOs across industries and in professional services firms.

Specifically regarding coaching, I have been an Executive Coach for more than 15 years, with a flourishing practice and substantial demonstrated success, clocking about 1,850 hours of one-on-one coaching for CxO roleholders across diverse industries and for Partners of professional services firms. As a trained Negotiator & Mediator, with experience in mid-size M&A deals & domestic and international multi-million dollar commercial & funding negotiations, I specialize in Negotiation Coaching as part of my Executive Coaching offerings, and I also help resolve disputes amongst business families. 

Besides my coaching hat, I wear a variety of others.

As President at Ayurvet Ltd., a leading, 30 year old, herbal animal healthcare company, I lead & guide a team of veterinarians, researchers, production, sales & marketing professionals in ongoing efforts to move the company to a wider, far-reaching strategic new orbit. And, as Co-founder & Mg. Director of Greenfern Leadership & Strategic Consulting (P) Ltd., a boutique strategy and M&A advisory company that enjoys substantial client equity, I advise on business strategy, conduct financial valuations & facilitate business modelling for strategic planning. As an investor and Principal Partner in IAngels India Accelerator (P) Ltd., one of India's leading startup accelerators and angel networks, I do my bit to facilitate the growth and success of the Indian startup ecosystem, working with an energetic team at what was awarded the title of the best Accelerator in India in 2022.

My continuing and past corporate and advisory roles across BFSI, Retail, Oilfield Services, Packaged Water, Healthcare, Agribusiness, Nutraceuticals,Process Consulting and others, provide practical and substantial value-addition to my work in all these areas. 

I’ve conducted a large number of executive leadership workshops; have been Visiting Faculty for Board Strategy for the Masterclass for Corporate Directors conducted by the Institute of Directors; have been a member of strategic management committees of well-known organizations and an advisor to leadership teams  and company boards, both listed and closely held.

Different hats leading, hopefully, to a clearer head!