Avik Chanda

  • Artist | Author | Business Advisor | Management Coach | Motivational Speaker | Empathy Evangelist

Avik Chanda is a business advisor, CXO coach, mentor, researcher, speaker and an evangelist for empathy in the workplace. An alumnus of Presidency College, Calcutta and the Delhi School of Economics, he has over two decades’ experience as a management consultant, technologist and corporate leader. He is an expert in business strategy, organization transformation, change management, project management, talent development, training and communication. He has consulted a number of Fortune 500 Companies, playing leadership and organizational roles during his tenure at PwC and Deloitte. His deep expertise stems from the fact that he has worked and lived across domains, industries and geographies – US, Europe, UK and India.

As a researcher, author and speaker, his key areas of interest are the future of work, business ethics and negotiation skills, management of millennials, and using behavioural sciences to reduce stress, enhance focus and productivity in the workplace.

Avik is the author of the nationally-acclaimed business book, From Command To Empathy: Using EQ in the Age of Disruption (HarperCollins), advocating the need for greater EQ in the Indian workplace. It received rave reviews from leaders across industry and academia, celebrated in the national press and featured in Amazon India’s Best Reads under Business, Strategy and Management.

His articles and interviews have been published widely, including in Times of India, Economic Times, BusinessWorld, New Indian Express, Financial Times, and The Pioneer. His literary work has been published in over 20 international journals. He has had a solo exhibition of paintings, published two poetry collections, and his debut novel, Anchor, was published by HarperCollins in 2015, to high critical praise.

Avik speaks regularly at corporates, start-ups, the top educational institutes of the country, and is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review Ascend.


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