Practice Lead for the South Asia Practice at Albright Stonebridge Group, helping organizations with context and strategy to succeed with India/South Asia market ambitions.
Previously part of the leadership of a BMW Group "skunk works" that identified partnerships, new business areas, investment opportunities, and high-visibilityventures for BMW Group, including developing strategy considerations on Autonomous Vehicles and related business models. Also worked with Audi AG on social innovation projects including water availability in India and on the ability for urban residents in the US to directly participate in renewable energy production.
Experience in private equity, identifying new growth areas and India entry strategy for international acquisitions for IndUS Growth Partners.
Founder of Sarvajal, one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative companies in India for 2013, and Indicorps, awarded the Gujarat Garima award by India's prime minister in 2003.
Known as a social innovator who has played a significant leadership role in India's modern public service / volunteerism movement, supporting India's social enterprise sector, encouraging the rise of several high-profile new university projects, and as an innovator in drinking water solutions for rural and urban communities. Broad experience in starting, building, and leading ventures with a fundamental commitment to significant social or environmental impact.
Holds several patents in drinking water distribution technologies.
Venture and personal coverage in The New York Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, the Economist, Forbes, Mint, Demand, inHabitat, India Abroad, India West, the Times of India, the Indian Express, Business India, SciDev, etc.
Recognized public speaker on authentic leadership, social enterprise/innovation, education innovation, and bottom-of-the pyramid solutions.
A TED Fellow, and a fellow of the Aspen Institute's Global Leadership Network.