Prakash Iyer

Founder-Ceo, Leadership Works | Former Managing Director, Kimberly Clark Motivational Speaker | Best-Selling Author | Leadership Coach

Prakash Iyer is an independent business advisor with over 30 years of solid, hands-on experience in building businesses and developing leaders in India and overseas. He is the Founder – CEO of Leadership Works, a leadership advisory firm that helps leaders and teams become as good as they were meant to be.

After spending nearly three decades in the corporate world, Prakash chose to step out and pursue his passion for helping other people unleash the leader within them. Apart from coaching CEOs, advising leadership teams and speaking to – and inspiring – large teams, Prakash also serves as an advisor to Multiples – a billion dollar PE fund. He also worked with the cricket franchise Mumbai Indians in their title-winning campaign in 2015.

In his last corporate role, Prakash was the Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark. Earlier roles include Managing Director and CEO of Infomedia India Limited (formerly Tata Press) and prior to that, Executive Director at PepsiCo responsible for the company’s operations in South India and Sri Lanka. An MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he started his career with Unilever.

A trained, CFI-certified leadership coach, Prakash has throughout his career combined strong strategic and execution skills with excellent people management capabilities to consistently build passionate, high-performance, winning teams. He is a firm believer that teamwork will be the ultimate competitive advantage and now shares his insights and his experience with senior leaders and their teams to help them unleash their true potential.

Prakash also speaks and writes extensively on leadership, teamwork, execution and winning. He writes a fortnightly column on leadership in Business World – PI Talkies – and is a best-selling author. His fourth book – titled How Come No One Told Me That? – is just out.

Topics & Formats
  • Management & Leadership
  • Motivation & Storytelling
  • Team Building
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Understanding India
  • Sports
  • TED/ TEDx/ Josh Speakers
  • Workshops & Masterclasses
  • Decoding Hybrid Work


How to Build Teams that Win | Prakash Iyer | TEDxChennai