We are a leading Management Consultancy
Company in India, about three decades old, uniquely blending
professional expertise with sound managerial experience. We enjoy a
prestigious all India clientele. We also work in nearby Asian and Middle
In addition to management consultancy, we also function as consulting
psychologists. We have developed psychometric tests, which are used by
industry as effective tools, in recruitment and appraisal systems. We
also provide expert Career Counseling & Guidance to youth in identifying
and preparing for careers in which they will be successful.
Our Board of Directors /Advisors comprises the following well-educated,
service minded professionals.
DR. A. BESANT C. RAJ
is a well-known and respected Management and Financial consultant in India
and abroad. He is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
(first batch). He also holds a doctoral degree in Business Administration,
specializing in Financial Management from the Harvard Business School,
Harvard University, USA. He has a Master's degree in Philosophy from
Madras University and a Master's degree in Psychology from Banaras Hindu
University. After a distinguished teaching career, which includes his
tenure as the Director of Studies at the Administrative Staff College of
India, Hyderabad, Dr. Raj founded the Management Consultancy Company,
Besant Raj International Ltd (BRIL), at Chennai in 1979 with his wife.
Dr. Raj is the founder and former Chairman of the Institute of Chartered
Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), Hyderabad. He is on several corporate
boards and till recently was on the board of Industrial Development Bank
of India (IDBI). He is closely associated with several educational
institutions like the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Development Banking of
IDBI and was the Chancellor of the ICFAI University Dehradun, Uttaranchal.
He is currently the Chairman of the board of The Madras Christian College,
Tambaram, Chennai. He is also on the boards of Ispat Industries Ltd.,
Henkel India Ltd., Cochin Minerals and Rutile Ltd., SPEL Semi Conductor
Dr. Raj has carried out several prestigious International and National
consultancy assignments, which include clients such as The Ford
Foundation, New York; The Common Wealth Fund for Technical Co-operation,
London; The Economic Development Institute of the World Bank and the Iraq
National Oil Company.
Dr. Raj was a member of the Panel of Judges to evaluate the performance of
integrated Steel plants in India, for the Prime Minister's Award
for the year 2000 - 2001. He was also a member of an Expert Committee
appointed by the Tamil Nadu Government to evaluate the working of the
State Level Public Enterprises in Tamil Nadu.
Some of the important publications of Dr. A.Besant.C.Raj include:
- Public Enterprise Investment Decisions in India: A Managerial
Analysis, Macmillian 1977, Reprinted 1978.
- Corporate Financial Management: An Introduction, Tata McGraw Hill
publishing company Ltd., 1978.Reprinted 1989, Second Edition 1991.
Reprinted 1992. 1994 (Twelfth Reprint), Third Revised and enlarged
- Unravelling the China Miracle-A comparative study with India
(1950-2005), Book Surge Publishing-an Amazon.com Company, USA, 2006.
DR. (MRS.) AMIRTHA BESANT
RAJ holds a Ph.D, in Industrial Psychology from Osmania
University. She has specialized in Guidance and Counselling and has taken
Ed.M. (Master of Education) from Boston University, USA. She holds another
Master's degree in Psychology from the Banaras Hindu University and a
Master's degree in Education from Madras University.
Dr. (Mrs.) Raj has extensive teaching, training and consultancy experience
for more than three decades. She was a Faculty at the
Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.
Dr. (Mrs.) Raj is currently a whole time Director of Besant Raj
International Limited (BRIL). She heads the Psychometric Testing,
Recruitment Services, Career & Educational Counselling division. Under her
able guidance, the company offers a variety of Psychometric tests to
assess an individual's intelligence, interests, aptitude and personality.
Several corporates use our services in Recruitment, Potential Assessment,
Competency Mapping and Performance Appraisal. She has developed her own
battery of Psychometric tests called HOPE
TESTS, which are ONLINE, and she holds the copyright for
Dr. (Mrs.) Raj is on the Board of Indigo Business Services (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Chennai, a marketing services provider for FMCG companies. Besides, Dr.
(Mrs.) Raj is on the Board of Directors of the Lady Doak College, Madurai.
She is also on the board of St. Christopher's College of Education, Vepery,
and is the Ex-Chairperson of the C.S.I. Ewart Matriculation Higher
Secondary School at Chennai.
IRENE RAJ FOSTER holds an M.A. in Economics from Madras
University, a Master's degree in Management (M.S.M) from Purdue University
(USA) and a Ph.D. in Business Management from Indiana University (USA). She
has taught at the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue
University, the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and the Owen
Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University (USA). Her academic
honors and awards include a Hindi Scholarship from Government of India, the
Aaron Award for the Best Outgoing Postgraduate Student of Economics, and the
Gunn Gold Medal- all from Madras Christian College, India. Dr. Foster is a
winner of the Alden G. Clayton Award of the Marketing Science Institute
(USA) for the Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal. Her completed thesis also
won an Honorable Mention in the American Marketing Association's
Dissertation Awards. She is a Doctoral Consortium Fellow of the American
She has served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle
Tennessee (USA) as well as on the World Relations Committee of the YWCA of
the USA. Dr. Foster has also served on the Community Outreach Council of the
Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville and Executive Committee of the
India Association of Nashville. She is part of the Davidson Group project of
the City of Nashville, an initiative to bring 400 prominent Nashvillians
together for dialogue to develop a vision for Nashville's future and to
promote better understanding and awareness of Nashville's growing diversity.
Dr. Foster is a very active member of her church. She is presently with the
Tennessee State University as an Associate Professor of Economics and
Marketing. Her work focuses on projects related to health economics and
marketing. She is also a part time faculty in Business at Vandervilt
University Business School at Nashville.
REUBEN BESANT RAJ was the Managing Director of Software Spectrum
(I) Limited, Bangalore. He is now the Managing Director of Genesis
Technologies Inc., Texas, U.S.A. dealing in Academic Software. He is a Post
Graduate in Business Administration from IIM, Ahmedabad. Prior to starting
his own company, Genesis Technologies Inc., at USA, he gained considerable
Marketing experience in reputed Corporates such as Computer Point Ltd. and
Mc Dowells Ltd, India.
IRWIN BESANT RAJ is a Post Graduate in Business Administration
from IIM Calcutta. He worked for American Express Bank and Hong-Kong &
Shangai Banking Corporation before starting his own Company Indigo Business
Services (I) Pvt. Ltd., providing Promotional Support to highly reputed FMCG
Companies for their consumer products. The Company has branches at Delhi,
Bombay and Dubai. The company has won the silver award for outstanding
display by POPAI (Point of Purchase Advertising International) for their
trend setting visual communications solutions.