Dr. Tejpavan Singh Gandhok

Keynote Speeches:

Strategic Thinking
Managing Intuition
Alternative Innovation Eco-systems
Winning Digital Strategies Beyond the Hype
Key Leadership Skills in an AI World

Favorite Quote:

"The task is not to see what nobody has seen before, but rather to think what nobody has thought about what everybody sees.” — Arthur Schopenhauer

Tejpavan Picks:

Farnham Street - Shane Parrish
Thinking Fast Thinking Slow – Daniel Kahneman
Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Your Strategy Needs A Strategy – Martin Reeves, Janmejaya Sinha, Knut Haanaes

Clinical Assistant Professor, Indian School of Business

PhD, SMU | MBA, UCLA | BE(Chem), U Melbourne

Pavan is Clinical Strategy & Entrepreneurship faculty at ISB, and a visiting fellow at U of Melbourne and Anderson School UCLA. His research interests are in Adaptive Strategy under high flux and uncertainty e.g. New Technology and Emerging Markets.

Pavan is a serial entrepreneur with a strong track-record of investor returns and successful exits including start-ups, high growth and turn-arounds. He also has 15+ years of international Senior Partner level corporate advisory experience in Country & Regional Head roles across Australia, USA, South East Asia and India with Strategy consulting & Private Equity firms such as Halcyon Partners, AT Kearney, Stern Stewart & co. and the Boston Consulting Group.

In earlier career roles, he worked in corporate strategy; technology management and incubation, and as an engineer and research scientist.

Pavan is an Indian born, US educated, Australian citizen, former permanent resident of Singapore and an Overseas Citizen of India.

Why Pavan?

Pavan is a very popular speaker and thought leader at various CXO forums, retreats and in popular business media. He is a refreshingly candid, articulate and very entertaining speaker but always with a very original and strategic perspective that offers profound insights and cuts through the usual hype and cliches on important business issues.

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