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Dr. Karthik Nagendra

Karthik carries close to two decades’ experience across strategy, marketing, operations and HR.  He has held senior leadership positions earlier in leading brands like Wipro, Accenture among others. He is currently Founder & CEO of ThoughtStarters. He has worked closely with leading universities, industry bodies, analysts and research firms globally and acted as a catalyst in providing best practices and insights to customers across sectors. He has authored papers & articles that have been featured in leading publications like Forbes, Business World, People Matters, Economic Times among others. He has been a guest speaker at Wharton, Duke University, UCLA among other Ivy league Universities globally. He has been featured among top 10 marketing consultants by CEO magazine and CMS Asia.

He is the author of “The Thought Leader Way” recommended by Marshall Goldsmith- the #1 leadership coach as “The ultimate guide for thought leader marketing! “ He is on the advisory panel of Harvard Business Review and Sherly Sandberg's LeanIn India HeforShe Initiative. He is also an ICF (International Coaching Federation) certified life coach, who works closely with leading corporates and business leaders in helping them maximise their true potential. Karthik holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University, an MBA in Marketing & Finance from IMI Belgium, Doctorate in Marketing Management from UET America & micro masters in Positive Psychology from Yale University.


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