Ravi Tej Bandi

ravi tej bandi

Executive Advisor at Independent Consultant

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Ravi Tej Bandi is a seasoned executive advisor with experience at top-tier management consulting firms (McKinsey in the US and BCG in Dubai) and in an independent capacity, with an emerging focus on real estate, hospitality, and tourism sectors in the Middle East. In his consulting career, Ravi has worked on projects that included real estate development, tourism strategy, strategic transformation, post merger integration, and continuous improvement among other strategy and operations topics.

Prior to his management consulting career, Ravi served public sector clients in the US on infrastructure consulting engagements and worked in an operations role for a diversified conglomerate in India. He also led a non-profit (Engineers Without Borders-Boston) to national recognition in the US.

Employment History

Independent Consultant

Executive Advisor

Independent Consultant

June 2015 - present

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Growth strategy, market research, concept design, financial feasibility, branding, project management, real estate and hospitality, tourism, global youth development, oil and gas, competitive analysis

Boston Consulting Group - BCG


Boston Consulting Group - BCG

August 2014 - June 2015

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

• Estimated the economic impact of travel and tourism for a Middle Eastern government entity • Designed and implemented strategic transformation initiatives, including establishment of KPIs and alignment with PMO, to driv ...see more

Orbitz Worldwide

Strategy Intern

Orbitz Worldwide

May 2012 - August 2012

Chicago, IL, USA

Mobile marketing strategy, customer segmentation, ROI for marketing campaigns, and UX testing at Orbitz Worldwide (now part of Expedia), which is a major travel aggregator with its headquarters in Chicago, USA

McKinsey & Company


McKinsey & Company

December 2012 - August 2014

Minneapolis, MN, USA

• Diagnosed strategic transformation opportunities, implemented change management strategies, and demonstrated improvements resulting in annual savings of $12M+ at a large US insurance company • Identified $35M (25% on ba ...see more

CDM Smith

Project Manager

CDM Smith

February 2006 - June 2011

Boston, MA, USA

Project management of multidisciplinary engineering projects with geographically dispersed clients and teams, environmental planning and design services (waste-to-energy, water, wastewater, air quality), construction oversigh ...see more


Engineering Intern


April 2005 - December 2005

York, PA, USA

Capital and operations planning, process simulation, wastewater treatment, bench scale tests, paper manufacturing, compliance with environmental regulations at a major multi-national paper manufacturer

ITC Limited

Project Manager

ITC Limited

May 2002 - December 2003

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Pulp and paper manufacturing, operations, product development, quality management, energy efficiency, environmental management, ISO 9001 and 14001 One of only forty selected from thousands of ITC employees in India for a cov ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:

Developed the long-term strategy and execution plan for a leading regional foundation to expand its global footprint and impact on development of 200M global youth, with an emphasis on increasing innovation, entrepreneurship and employment in KSA

Industry: Social Sector

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Project Description:

Conducted a strategy review and developed an execution framework for a publicly-listed Saudi hospitality company and real estate developer to double its revenues over 5 years

Industry: Travel & Tourism

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Project Description:

Advised CXO on the strategy and implementation of a major integration impacting 6,000 employees in 8 government-owned entities across Oman’s oil and gas value-chain. Topics covered include organization design, performance management, Board reporting

Industry: Oil & Gas

Topic(s): Project & Program Management, Executive Coaching


Master's in Business Administration/Management

Kellogg School of Management


Master's in Chemical Engineering

Syracuse University


Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering

National Institute of Technology


Language Skills

Country Experience

India Oman Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates United States



Growth Strategy,

Strategic Planning,

Service Operations,

Post Merger Integration,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Continuous Improvement,

Transformation Management Office,

Project Management,

Digital Strategy,

Law, Regulation, and Compliance

Corporate Governance

Education and Training

Program Management

Human Resources

Capability Development

Industry Experience

Oil & Gas


Travel & Tourism

Hotels & Hospitality

Social Sector

Foundations and Philanthropy,

NGOs and Nonprofits


Paper and Packaging

Real Estate & Construction


Master Development