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Thomas Kuruvilla

Managing Partner

Head of Arthur D. Little Middle East

About Thomas

Thomas is Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Middle East and a member of the Board of Directors. He serves telecom operators, ministries and other public organizations, and family conglomerates.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 1998, Thomas has been actively involved in complex strategy development, organization design and transformation projects across the Middle East and South East Asia to deliver significant and tangible impact – not just for his clients but also at a wider, national level. 

His passion and commitment for providing the best value on all his projects acts as a key guiding principle for the entire office.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Thomas worked at Larsen & Toubro as an Industrial Automation Engineer. He was also selected as a Pilot Officer with the Indian Air Force.

In addition to consulting, Thomas regularly teaches various management courses (International Business Strategy, Family Conglomerate strategy & Strategy Consulting) at different MBA schools across the globe.

Outside work, Thomas spends time on natural (not organic) farming and Ayurvedic plants.
 

Education

Melbourne Business School (Australia)
MBA Strategy & Finance
Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)
MBA Strategy & Finance
Kerala University, TKM College of Engineering (India)
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Past Experience

Larsen & Toubro (1990–1995)
Customer Services, Control and Automation Division
Indian Air Force (1990)
Selected as a Pilot Officer

Insights

Corp-up as a driver of corporate innovation in the Middle East
Thomas Kuruvilla
Corp-up collaboration is the key to quick, effective innovation for the region
INDIA: Surmounting the economic challenges of COVID-19
Barnik Chitran Maitra, Thomas Kuruvilla
The Company of Tomorrow
Shinichi Akayama, Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Francesco Marsella, Greg Smith, Ben van der Schaaf
The COVID-19 crisis hit the world as this edition of Prism was in preparation. Needless to say, the outlook for business, at least in the short term, has changed radically in just a few weeks. Nevertheless, it’s becoming increasingly clear that one effect of the crisis has been acceleration of trends that were already there, such as virtualization of the workplace, further penetration of digital technologies (for example, AI and the IoT), and “asset-light” business models that make businesses more responsive and resilient to rapid shocks.
Converging on the Future
Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Greg Smith, Koji Uchida
Convergence seems to be everywhere in the business world these days. It covers a wide range of factors which can come together to change the status quo in an industry or value chain. Think of food and healthcare in functional foods, or telecoms and energy in smart grids. Digital technology has been a huge enabler of convergence.
Sense of Purpose
Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Greg Smith, Koji Uchida
From time to time concepts that, at first sight, seem quite old fashioned suddenly get a new lease of life. For example, open innovation has been around for decades, but it’s come to the fore again in recent years in the context of converging industries, start-up collaborations and the rise of the innovation ecosystem.

Thomas Kuruvilla

Managing Partner

Head of Arthur D. Little Middle East

Middle East

Contact & Follow

About Thomas

Thomas is Managing Partner of Arthur D. Little Middle East and a member of the Board of Directors. He serves telecom operators, ministries and other public organizations, and family conglomerates.

Since joining Arthur D. Little in 1998, Thomas has been actively involved in complex strategy development, organization design and transformation projects across the Middle East and South East Asia to deliver significant and tangible impact – not just for his clients but also at a wider, national level. 

His passion and commitment for providing the best value on all his projects acts as a key guiding principle for the entire office.

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Thomas worked at Larsen & Toubro as an Industrial Automation Engineer. He was also selected as a Pilot Officer with the Indian Air Force.

In addition to consulting, Thomas regularly teaches various management courses (International Business Strategy, Family Conglomerate strategy & Strategy Consulting) at different MBA schools across the globe.

Outside work, Thomas spends time on natural (not organic) farming and Ayurvedic plants.
 

Education

Melbourne Business School (Australia)
MBA Strategy & Finance
Asian Institute of Management (Philippines)
MBA Strategy & Finance
Kerala University, TKM College of Engineering (India)
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Past Experience

Larsen & Toubro (1990–1995)
Customer Services, Control and Automation Division
Indian Air Force (1990)
Selected as a Pilot Officer

Insights

Corp-up as a driver of corporate innovation in the Middle East
Thomas Kuruvilla
Corp-up collaboration is the key to quick, effective innovation for the region
INDIA: Surmounting the economic challenges of COVID-19
Barnik Chitran Maitra, Thomas Kuruvilla
The Company of Tomorrow
Shinichi Akayama, Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Dr. Raymond Khoury, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Francesco Marsella, Greg Smith, Ben van der Schaaf
The COVID-19 crisis hit the world as this edition of Prism was in preparation. Needless to say, the outlook for business, at least in the short term, has changed radically in just a few weeks. Nevertheless, it’s becoming increasingly clear that one effect of the crisis has been acceleration of trends that were already there, such as virtualization of the workplace, further penetration of digital technologies (for example, AI and the IoT), and “asset-light” business models that make businesses more responsive and resilient to rapid shocks.
Converging on the Future
Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Greg Smith, Koji Uchida
Convergence seems to be everywhere in the business world these days. It covers a wide range of factors which can come together to change the status quo in an industry or value chain. Think of food and healthcare in functional foods, or telecoms and energy in smart grids. Digital technology has been a huge enabler of convergence.
Sense of Purpose
Ralf Baron, Rick Eagar, Michael Kolk, Thomas Kuruvilla, Greg Smith, Koji Uchida
From time to time concepts that, at first sight, seem quite old fashioned suddenly get a new lease of life. For example, open innovation has been around for decades, but it’s come to the fore again in recent years in the context of converging industries, start-up collaborations and the rise of the innovation ecosystem.