Prof. Korivi is an MA (Economics and Political Science) and PhD from the University of Mumbai. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India and the Insurance Institute of India. 

Prof. Korivi was Dean to School for Securities Education (SSE) & School for Securities Information & Research (SSIR) under NISM. He was a full-time faculty member at SP Jain Institute of Management, and later, a Professor and Dean at NMIMS University. He has conducted policy-oriented research for the Central and State Governments. An adjunct faculty at IIM Kozhikode, he has also lectured at IIT Bombay, NIBM, NIA, NITIE, BSE and other institutes. He has guided two PhDs, and also refereed PhD studies of several universities all over India. He has prior work experience with Business India as a Corporate Researcher and Tata Industrial Finance Corporation as a Merchant Banker.