Arvind (60 years) is the Founder & Chairman of Technopak Advisors. Having started its operations in January 1992, Technopak is one of India's leading management consulting firms focusing on 4 key sectors that includeConsumer Products & Retail, Textiles& Apparel, Food Services & Agriculture, and Education& Skills Development. He has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from IIT-Roorkee, India (1979) that has also recognized him as a “Distinguished Alumnus”, India and an MBA from the UCLA, USA (1982).Over the years, Arvind has been invited to speak at leading academic institutions and professional forums which include Harvard (USA), Wharton (USA), UCLA (USA), ESADE (Spain), various IIMs (India) and IITs (India), and the Vatican (Italy) to list a few.
Arvind has also been a regular columnist for leading Indian business papers including Business Standard and Economic Times, and a frequent contributor to major Indian and international business publications that include the Wall Street Journal.Arvind has served on several committees in the leading chambers of commerce and industry in India, across different sectors including Retail, Textiles, Healthcare, and Education.
Arvind sits on several Boards (including some not-for-profit). He is currently on the statutory Boards of Welspun India, Greaves Cotton Limited, Metro Shoes, Blue Star,and Premium Transmission Limited. In addition, he is also serving on the Board of Governors of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) – Delhi. In the past, he has served on the Advisory Board of LG Electronics (India), statutory board of Mahindra Retail (a Mahindra Group company), and on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Roorkee. He is also currently serving on Leadership Advisory Council of IIT-Gandhi Nagar.