About Proxima

Proxima is a management consulting firm that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, process, and financial management.

We act as agents of change, helping your organization's administration make big decisions in the areas of human capital strategy, process excellence and management, and risk and capital management.

Proxima is headquartered in Chennai, India. It has operations in - Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Dubai (UAE), Georgia (USA). The Delivery and Research Centre is based at Mysuru, India.

Key Members

M R Rajaram, Chairman

Mr Rajaram has over 4 decades of association with ICI India Limited (Now Akzo Nobel India Ltd). He had held several key positions including that of the Chief Financial Officer and Wholetime Director of the Company. He has managed a number of businesses in India including turning around and successful divestment of a few. He was, inter alia, responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions and played a major role in the reshaping of the business portfolio of the Company. He is a graduate in Commerce and a Chartered Accountant.


Mysore Sanjeev, Managing Director

Over 24 years of experience in services sector. In 2008, founded Proxima, a management and leadership consulting company headquartered at Chennai, India with delivery centre at Mysore. Successfully managed consulting assignments across industries in the area of Strategy, Business and organisation restructuring, Human Resources Management, Business Process Management.

Successfully led over 200+ Executive search assignments and facilitated clients to hire level 5 leaders across Asia Pacific, ASEAN, GCC, US, and Europe. He has assessed over 10,000+ business leaders across the world.

He was the founding member and Client Partner at Confiar Global, an Executive Search firm based in Gurgaon. He was the Principal Consultant at Ma Foi Global Search Services Ltd. He was also the member for Group's Management Council. Prior to Ma Foi, he was with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for over 8 years. Some of the key areas which he worked include - Manufacturing, Energy & Infrastructure, Real Estate, Textiles, Media & Entertainment.

He is a Bachelor of Commerce and MBA (Finance).


Rama Mohan KV, Director & Head – Consulting

Ram is a Senior Executive and Techno-Commercial expert having close to 25 years of experience across a wide range of businesses / sectors spanning Manufacturing, Software, IT Services and BPO Industries. He has proven competence in manufacturing Business and plant Operations, Quality and Business Excellence, Strategy and Risk Management and Technology Solutions. He has demonstrated excellence in setting up organizations from grounds up and scaling them up into profitable & scalable operations. He has proven track record in transforming businesses and customer experiences leading significant enhancement of shareholders value. He has worked in companies such as - Infosys, Hindalco, Accenture, and ICICI Bank. He worked at Infosys for over 13+ years (2004 – 2017). He was the Vice President & Global Head for Business Excellence. His primary role was to drive Business Excellence across all the business verticals contributing revenue of US $ 10 bn through 1,50,000 employees spread across 50 counties. In one of the recent assignment, he facilitated Indian origin online cab aggregator valued at $5.7 billion to solve business critical problems.

Ram has vast experience as both, Practitioner as well as Coach for new age business concepts such as Design Thinking, Enterprise Risk Management, and Data Science / Data Analytics / Decision Science. He is associated with various national Industry bodies and contributed to various original points of views.

Ram is a Mechanical Engineer and M.Tech (Quality, Reliability and Operations Research) from Indian Statistical Institute.


Ravichandran V, Director & Head, Middle East & Africa, Head, M&A Practice

Ravichandran V is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary , MBA & a result oriented Finance, Accounts and HR management Professional with over 25 Years of experience . Been a CFO and a member of the leadership team of a large Multi National company group and played a significant role in driving growth plans and restructuring and turning around companies from the brink of a disaster. Extensive Experience in Strategic Planning, Monitoring budget vs actuals,bring rigor, accuracy and discipline in driving monthly P&L and other management reports. He has extensive experience in Multi-million dollar M&A and financing deals. He has proven competence in Contracting, manufacturing and F & B Industry.


Kenneth W Russell, Director & Head – Polymer and Plastics Practice

Kenneth W. Russell has more than 30 years of experience working with polymer processing and resin companies delivering results in new product development, process improvement, scale-up and customer technical support. Kenneth’s expertise includes polyolefin polymerization, polymer compounding, reactive extrusion, and film extrusion. Kenneth has transferred product developments and processes into Europe, India and China from the US while maintaining product equivalency between locations. He has a strong belief in continuous process improvement and statistical process control. Kenneth is certified as a CPlasT from the Society of Plastics Engineers. He has earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ, a MS in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University, Al. and a Master of Engineering Management from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.


M G Vinaya Simha, Director & Head – Taxation

Vinay is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and is been practicing for more than 16 years now. He was the Partner at K P Rao & Co., Chartered Accountants Bangalore and led a 90 member team. He has vast experience across Industries which include - Manufacturing; Space & Health; Realty; Services; Not for Profit Organisations; Banking; and Insurance. His specialisation include – Assurance & Auditing services, Direct taxes, Business and project Valuations, and tax audits.


M A Krishnamurthy, Advisor – Capital Management

Mr. Krishnamurthy is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of service in the private and public sectors including Reliance Industries and all-India financial institution-IFCI. He has rich experience in the operational aspects of project finance as also financial services (fund-based and fee-based) like leasing, loan syndication, underwriting, trusteeship and issue management.


Vision, Values, Mission


To create value for all stakeholders.


  • @ Proxima, Customer is God
  • To enable all stakeholders to create consistently exceptional value through long-term relationships with trust and respect.


  • To show unparalleled understanding of the customer's needs and market
  • To seize opportunities rapidly to create value for all stakeholders
  • To consistently improve operational performance
  • To hire, inspire and develop outstanding organizations
  • To develop a team environment in which different personalities blend together to achieve the Corporate Vision
  • To develop long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders under conditions of mutual respect and regard for all concerned individuals and organizations

Customer Testimonials

......We are delighted with the global Executive search services offered by Proxima. They successfully helped us to hire Head - Global Sales who would be operating from Chicago, USA. We were happy with the speed at which Proxima and its global team managed to present to us global talent from Europe, Australia, US, and China within the niche segment in which we operate. Proxima’s robust reference check and documentation process helped us to reduce the cycle time in hiring the key leadership talent for the company...

– Managing Director, One of the major Pharma and Nutraceutical company having a rich legacy of 70+ years.

...Proxima is the finest recruitment partner for greenfield projects or to bring high performing leadership and/or managerial talent as part of organisation restructuring. Proxima’s ability to understand client’s and its business needs and accordingly recommend most suitable recruitment strategy has helped our company to create significant value in terms of business growth. Proxima’s backend services such as reference check, offer facilitation, documentation, etc., has helped us to comply with recruitment processes....More importantly, their intervention in decision making prior to hiring or replacing existing talent has added significant value for us, both in short and long term perspective....

– Currently Managing Director of Biotechnology led Waste Management solution provider. Formerly Managing Director of India’s largest Knifegate valve manufacturer, which was 100% divested to an MNC.

Our experience with the Management Consulting services of Proxima has been excellent. Proxima team added enormous value by enabling us to enhance the operational efficiency of one of our biomass power plant. The team’s business acumen factored with multi-functional expertise enabled us to optimise our operational resources...

– Managing Director of a group company of a US$ 6 billion conglomerate

...Proxima has been one of the most reliable recruitment partner for us. Their ability to present most suitable profiles for leadership roles for corporate positions, sales and marketing positions, and operations positions is good. They have consistently presented profiles largely meeting our requirements within the agreed stipulated timeframe...

– Chief Human Resources Officer of a group having revenue of over US $ 1 bn and also part of India’s largest automobile component manufacturing group.

... Proxima has been our recruitment partner for over 9+ years now. Proxima brings in vast knowledge and expertise in understanding the human capital needs of an Engineering sector. Its unique processes and systems to understand the values and culture of the company and accordingly source the matching talent has helped us to build strong leadership and managerial talent in our organisation...

– Promoter of US $ 150 Mn Light Engineer company with over 50% market share in their product category

....Proxima is one of the finest Executive search company with robust processes and systems to map high performing talent who are seldom found in social media platforms or job portals. Their ability to understand client’s culture..values and zero on suitable candidates through exhaustive assessment has helped us to hire Business head and functional heads. Proxima’s business model of “One stop solution for all recruitment needs....has enabled us to reduce the cycle time to hire talent

– Head – Talent Acquisition, India’s NextGen Small Finance Bank having over 10,000 employees on roll

...Passionate and dedicated service of Proxima team has enabled us to find high performing talent in niche Industrial sector like ours. Their consultative approach in mapping competences and accordingly profiling the positions helped us to link the talent to the business strategy. Their response to troubleshoot contingency situations like withdrawal of candidature after accepting offer, bringing suitable replacements has enabled us to focus on our core business. In short, they are the most reliable recruitment partner for any organisation..

– First Generation Entrepreneur in Building material sector