Raju Menon was born in 1962 in a middle class family at Kodungallur, Thrissur and brought up at Cheekilode, Atholy, Nanminda village in Kozhikode, Kerala. His compassionate nature can be traced to the values instilled right from his childhood by his mother, an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and his teachers. He completed his schooling at Kolathoor Government High School, Calicut. After completing his Post Graduation in 1984, he became a Chartered Accountant. His appetite to learning did not stop after becoming a CA. He pursued his studies by acquiring a degree in law from Government Law College Calicut and later earned his Certified Public Accountants Degree from United States of America in 2001. Raju is supported in his initiatives by his wife Girija, who is also a Chartered Accountant and whose advise in professional and social causes are of immense value which he never fails to acknowledge. The couple has three school going kids whose nurturing is laced with teachings of religion, values and humanism.
Raju built the Morison Menon Group in the year 1994 as a three member CA practice. Today Morison Menon is a well respected audit and consulting firm in UAE.
Considering the recessionary trends in the market and the “hire and fire” approach practiced by many organizations, one cannot fail to notice the long years of service that employees have put in at Morison Menon. His belief in humanism, secular approach and empowering women is best highlighted in the composition of leadership and staff in the Morison Menon group, It can be described as a mini-India with people practicing different faith and still working towards a common goal of ‘building better businesses globally’. Even today, Raju knows each of his employees by first name and never misses an opportunity to interact with employees and their families.
Raju Menon always believed in giving back to society in whatever way possible. In the year 2009, the Girija and Raju Menon Foundation was formally formed.The Girija and Raju Menon foundation is continuing the work that was earlier carried out by Raju by working with the disadvantaged section of the society, by supporting causes that brings difference to the lives of people. The foundation plans to set aside Rs 30 million by 2015 which will help the foundation to meet its objectives in making difference to lives of disadvantaged people in Kerala.The foundation activities are currently concentrated in Kerala, in and around Kozhikode, the place from where Raju Menon hails.