Abhishek Thakore

Mumbai, India

Abhishek is the founder of The Blue Ribbon Movement, a youth organization working on creating and nurturing social leadership. He has represented a global youth coalition at the United Nations. He initiated the South Asian Youth Conference which brought together young leaders from all 8 SAARC Nations.

He has been a speaker at The 5th World Youth Conference (Turkey), Youth Encounters in Sustainability (Japan) and the Academia Engelberg Conference (Switzerland).

Abhishek is a gold medalist from IIM Bangalore. He has interned with Deutsche Bank (Singapore) in the global markets division. In his corporate stints with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Hay Group he has worked across diverse sectors including cement, textile, telecom, auto ancillary etc. He provides HR consulting and corporate theatre based training.

He is currently pursuing his PhD at IIT Bombay (School of Management) with a focus on leadership and work engagement. His paper was accepted for the International Journal of Human Resource Management. He has learnt and practiced NLP, Reiki, EFT and Transcendental Meditation.

Abhishek has authored 3 books that have collectively sold over 50k copies over the last 10 years. He was the Zonal Rotaract Representative in Rotaract Dist 3140. He has won several competitions including Mr. Malhar and Model UN Assembly.

He writes Laughing Buddha, a spiritual humor column for Life Positive Magazine. He loves backpacking globally, writing poetry, modern art and the political space.