Dr. Kavil is a marketing professor at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John's University. He is also the President of Kavil Consultants, New York and he does consulting work in the field of International Trade, Marketing Strategy and Database Relationship Marketing.
He serves the Asian Indian Community as the National President of NAAAID - National Association of Americans of Asian Indian Descent. Also, he was a Director and Vice President of the National Indian-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC. He was the President of the Kerala Center, Elmont, New York.
Dr. Kavil has won several research awards and has contributed widely to a number of marketing journals. He is the author of the textbook "Export Management Practice".
He has a doctorate in International Business from Pace University, New York, an M.B.A. from Long Island University, New York, an M.B.A., L.L.B. and a B. COM. from Calcutta University and a B.A. from Madras University and his most recent educational achievement is an L.L.M. from the Touro Law Center, New York.
Prior to joining the academic field, Dr. Kavil held several top management positions in both very large and medium-sized multinational corporations. He served on the Advisory Board of the Direct Marketing Day in New York, Inc. for 10 years. He is on the Board of the International Institute for Scientific and Academic Collaboration, Inc. (IISAC). He also serves on the Regents College, The University of the State of New York as an Examiner/Consultant for their external degree programs. He is a member of several professional organizations including the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).
Dr. Kavil has traveled to over 35 countries on business. He has conducted seminars in many different locations, including Europe, Scandinavia and the Far East. He represented the U.S. Department of Commerce on a U.S. Trade Mission to the Far East in 1978. In March 1991, Dr.Kavil was invited to testify before the Presidential Commission (Minority Business Development) on "International Trade and Access to Capital". He has made a number of presentations on a wide variety of busines, economic and marketing topics or served as a keynote speaker at some of the leading corporations and most prestigious conferences in the world.
He was a speaker on August 8, 1995 at SSA World Class Service Communication Workshop conducted by the Social Security Administration (U.S. Govt.). His presentation at the 1999 Convention of the World Malayalee Council was on "Entrepreneurial Talents in America: A Minority Perspective." In appreciation of the successful negotiation of the renewal of a $420 million loan for the SSP Project (Narmada) with the World Bank in July 1991, the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat State (India) presented an award for Excellence in Community Service to Dr. Kavil in a public function held on September 17, 1995.
On May 12, 2000, Dr. Kavil was honored as the Outstanding Professor of the Year by the Alumni Association of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. On May 24, 2000, he was the recipient of a Faculty Achievement Award from St. John's University at a Special Convocation.
Subject Number Title
MKT 3301 Principles of Marketing
MKT 3308 Principles of Direct Marketing
MKT 3312 Marketing Research
MKT 3317 International Marketing
MKT 200 Marketing Seminar
MKT 226 International Marketing