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Samir Sathe

Samir Sathe

Jury Head

EVP,
Wadhwani Advantage

Samir leads the Wadhwani Advantage program in India, Egypt and provides global mentorship, focused on empowering small businesses with management capabilities and accelerating small business revenue and job growth. Since 2019, the program has helped ~600 SMEs impacting over 5000 employees in India with Net Promoter Score > 50. In addition, he leads the effort of Academy in building over 50+ ‘Do-it-Yourself’ consulting tools. He also leads Talent Acquisition function at the Foundation.


Samir has 29 years of experience in India, Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, and US in doing change management.


He is a ‘Master in Change’ from INSEAD, France, trained in studying psychodynamic principles that affect leaders in enterprises.


Samir has attended ‘Leading Professional Service Firms’ at Harvard Business School and ‘Challenges of Global Poverty’ at MIT.


Samir is an author of over 30+ articles in reputed Indian and International publications; he is a speaker at several recognised fora and platforms. Samir is a disruptive thought leader and practitioner of management science, to bring about systemic change in entrepreneurial leadership.


Samir is a recipient of 2 awards, ‘Brand Impact Award’ by Indian Achievers’ Forum and ‘Public Service Award’ by National Achiever’s Recognition Forum for contribution to society, in solving large scale society problems.