Business Leader, Author, Adventure Cyclist, Coach, Speaker on 'Grit'

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About Me

I have over 30 years of management experience, of which almost 20 years have been in senior leadership / CXO roles in global multinationals such as Levi Strauss, Adidas, Titan and Bestseller.  I am currently the India Country Manager for the Australian brand Forever New.  In my long career, have launched over ten new brands from scratch and been instrumental in re-engineering many others. In 2016, I embarked on a bold, solo and unsupported expedition from Alaska to Peru on a bicycle. Over 400 days, I  experienced deep life lessons as I cycled in the remotest and most vibrant parts of the planet.  In mid 2017, I  returned to write a bestselling book on my adventures called 'Grit, Gravel and Gear' and 'Away' which is a collection of stories on exploring the Himalaya on a bicycle.  These lived experiences and transformation from a corporate warrior to adventurer, author and certified life coach, have enabled me  to become an authentic coach, mentor, and speaker on the Power of Grit, Peak Performance and Personal Transformation. Various institutions and companies like General Electric, Korn Ferry, Gerberit India, Indian Copywriters Forum Vasant Valley School and Chitkara University have invited me to give talks and lectures. I was also  invited to speak at TedXYouth VSA, and have been invited to many podcasts and talk shows on my epic journey and management lessons.