Sandesh Vasant Mestry is pioneer in India in the field of family business consulting. Since 2000, he has assisted many families having diverse businesses like Manufacturing, Distribution and Service Industries in charting their way through every imaginable family business issue.
Sandesh works only with family owned and family managed companies. His mission is “To help Family Business reach its potential”. Being part of his own family business himself helps him get the complete perspective of the pains and gains of being in a family business. With his practical experience with Indian clients, coupled with the theoretical western frameworks and Indian cultural background; he has developed a unique working style.
Sandesh has guided families dealing with virtually every kind of challenge like strategic planning, expansion, strategy execution, succession planning, building governance structures, identifying future challenges, professionalisation, freeing owners from active business management, managing the complexities of wealth and creating a better family and business interface. He has a profound & Positive impact on his clients. Trust is the foundation of his relationship with the Clients and his clients respect him for his ability to give them his neutral and unbiased view and feedback on their family business and his handholding support for executing strategies.
Graduated in Commerce from Mumbai University in 1989 he is alumnus of SPJIMR, Mumbai; IIM – Ahmedabad and ISB, Hyderabad. He is associated with CIIE - an initiative of IIM Ahmedabad as a jury and mentor
In the year 2010, he has co-authored and published a business novel for entrepreneurs called "GO FLY HIGH - Success Ideas for Growing Businesses"
He is based at Thane near Mumbai - India
The story behind our Elephants Logo
Elephant is one of the strongest animals on the planet, yet it always moves in a herd. The strength of elephant multiplies with its herd. Similarly, in Family Business the strength of the Family Business multiplies when the owners move as a group to achieve their shared vision.
Another interesting fact about the elephant herd is that the leader of the herd is a female elephant, which keeps the herd together. Similarly, the female folks of business owning family have a pivotal role in keeping the family together. They are the glue that should hold the family and the family business together.
The honeycomb pattern in the logo represents the importance of networking in the business, while the shades of black, grey and white depicts that there are many grey areas in the business that may not be transparently shared with all.
Family business is a discovery driven journey and it evolves as it grows, but as the business matures it needs to put governance mechanism in place, which will help every family member understand the evolution and help them commit to the future success of the family and the family business.