Dr. A. Xavier Raj, is an experienced Anthropologist, Development Sector Specialist and engaged in Human Centred Design. He is currently Professor of Entrepreneurship Management at Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chairperson of C.K. Prahalad Centre (LIBA), Adjunct Faculty, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc. Campus (Bengaluru) and Executive Director of Loyola Inclusive Innovation Impact Centre (L3iC) at Loyola Campus (Chennai).
Xavier has 15 years of of work experience as business head in global market research and consulting firms: with Blackstone MarketFacts (US firm), Synovate (British conglomerate), and Ipsos (French company).
During this tenure he established two profit generating specialist divisions. Core expertise include Strategic Consulting (multi country), Human Centred Design, UX, Humanitarian Assistance, Design Thinking and Inclusive Innovation. He also works in the area of artificial intelligence, inclusive manufacturing and science communication. As an entrepreneurship promoter he set up Serendip Boutique, TechLoyola Organics and YX Infra. Currently mentoring 10+ startups at Loyola Inclusive Innovation Impact Centre (L3iC). Taught in University of Madras – Social, Cultural, Applied, Ecological and Developmental Anthropology / Sociology, Culture and Management and Business Sustainability.
He is a part of the core team of TSP’s training activities and in capacity building for Higher Education institutions especially in the Humanities and Social Sciences.