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Avinash Jhangiani

Adjunct Faculty, Design Thinking for Global MBA and Master of Global Business programs


  • Master of Business Administration, Katz Graduate School of Business, The University of Pittsburgh, USA (2003)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, University of Pune, India (1999)

Relevant Certifications:

  • Innovation by Design, Digital Transformation & Innovation – INSEAD Executive Education (2017)
  • Designing for Change – IDEO U (2018) (License 3249-1072328)
Areas of Expertise

Innovation, Decision-Making & Leadership


Academic Experience

  • Visiting Faculty - e-retailing, MBA (Communication Management), Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India (2020)
  • Adjunct Faculty – Design Thinking and Innovation, SP Jain School of Global Management, Mumbai, India (2017-18)
  • Mahindra Ecole Centrale Engineering College, Hyderabad, Faculty – Design Thinking (now Mahindra University) (2018)

Corporate Experience

  • Omnicom Media Group, India as MD, Digital and Chief Innovation Officer (2012-2017)
  • Reliance MediaWorks Ltd, USA as CIO, Digital Strategy & Innovation (2009-2012)
  • Deloitte Consulting, New York, USA as Senior Consultant (2004-2009)
  • Satyam Computer Services, Virginia, USA as Senior Software Engineer (1997-2002)

Consulting Experience

  • Play2Transform Group, India as Founder CEO & Chief Facilitator (2017-Present)

Conference Presentations

  • Unleashing Innovation Summit, Global Executive Events
  • CX Conclave, ET CDO Summit
  • IIM Entrepreneurial Passion & Innovation Club
  • Mobile Marketing Association
  • WEBIT Innovation Summit
  • Geospatial World Forum
  • Bombay Management Association
  • Ahmedabad Management Association


Author of “Beyond 2020 Mindset Playbook for Leaders: 21 Proven Strategies to Mindfully Shift Feelings, Thoughts and Behaviors”

Notionpress: https://notionpress.com/read/beyond-2020-mindset-playbook-for-leaders

Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Beyond-2020-Mindset-Playbook-Leaders-ebook/dp/B0917KTQ21

Conferences & Workshops

Workshops delivered to clients such as Deutsche Bank, Essar Group, LinkedIn, HP Enterprise, Cipla and Dentsu Media, among others.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018-19 Exemplary Mentor of Change, Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, India
  • 2014-16 4 Cannes Lions (under my leadership at Omnicom Media Group), India
  • 2018 Top 50 Most Innovative Leaders, India
  • IMPACT Digital Power 100 List, India
  • 2012 Finalist in CIO 100 Awards, India
  • Winner of Deloitte Innovation Quest - CEO Award, USA


  • Bombay Management Association, Honorary Membership

Media Appearances & Coverage

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