Ananth is a senior management executive, strategist, design thinker, technologist, coach and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in business & digital strategy, brand & customer experience, social innovation, design thinking, business transformation, and value engineering, across EMEA and APAC. He has been helping boards, leaders, teams, and organisations achieve dramatic, sustainable results - by helping them master and balance strategy, innovation, culture and pragmatic execution as they scale. Ananth brings a wealth of experience covering public, private and social sectors – from start-ups to global Fortune 50 firms. Industry segments include Logistics, Retail & CPG, E-commerce, EPC, Infrastructure & Real Estate, Manufacturing, Higher Education, and more.
In some of his earlier experiences, he was a board member & CEO of DTDC's retail logistics business (one of India’s largest networked logistics companies, and Geopost-DPD Group (www.geopost.com) India partner), Vice President (Innovation & Operations Consulting) at IBM Asia, Global Head of strategy & business development at Emirates National Oil Company (a US$ 50 Bn corporation). Presently, Ananth is the Founder & CEO at The Kaffee Partnership (www.thisiskaffee.com), a boutique design thinking & growth consulting firm.
Ananth is a Chartered Accountant by qualification, and a certified coach in Exponential Organisations (ExO.Works) and is also Member & Consultant at OpenExO (https://www.openexo.com/) - the world's largest business transformation ecosystem