Dr.Nikhil Agarwal

CEO, Innovation Society, Government of Andhra Pradesh.Nikhil Agarwal

Dr.Nikhil Agarwal has founded businesses and advised firms on strategic matters in last 19 years of his career. He has worked with global multinationals like Cadbury’s and Zensar (RPG Group). He has lectured at leading global universities like Virginia Tech, University of Bradford, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge in visiting capacity. His interviews and work has been extensively covered in international media including HBR, Forbes, CNN Money, BBC Radio, The New York Times to name a few.

He has served on many international think-tanks and hold leadership positions in global organizations. He has served as high-level-advisor to United Nations Global Alliance on ICT & Development (UNGAID) between 2008-12; board member at World-Entrepreneurship-Forum and Open Mind Foundation respectively. He was the first Asian to be elected as Co-Chair of prestigious Internet Society Advisory Council (ISOC-AC) for 2008-10.

Professor Agarwal has traveled extensively around the world and worked with global institutions, corporations and multinationals. He has published over 40 research papers, conference publications and articles in top journals. He is regularly invited to speak at seminars and conferences around the world. He spends significant time in academic research at University of Edinburgh. He writes his column “Snake Charmer” in Times of India (TOI) and Economic Times (ET). He founded EntrepreneurCafe.org one of the world’s largest entrepreneurship networks.

Dr Nikhil Agarwal is alumnus of University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh.