Adnaan Jiwaji

Director, Consultant, and Father in Boston, MA

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Adnaan Jiwaji is a seasoned technology leader with experience in leadership and advisory roles in digital strategy, product innovation, go-to market and growth strategies, financial management and operations.

He is currently the Head of Product Management at EssilorLuxottica, the global leader in eye wear products and eye care services, a position he has held since April 2019. He is in charge of digital products to transform the consumer journey within the vision care & eyewear industry

Formerly he was the VP, Product & Innovation at CATS Group, one the largest fixed line Internet Service Provider in East and Central Africa where he oversees the product portfolio vision, execution and growth. Before that he was a program director at Mobiquity, a digital engagement consulting firm helping brands create enticing digital experiences and worked with companies such as Amazon, Pepsi, InterContinental Hotel Group & Staples on their digital innovation roadmap.

An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys working with startups and leads the innovation fund at CATS Group. He has founded a couple of start-ups in the mobile space including Patadeal, a mobile ecommerce platform for the East African market which was acquired by major e-commerce brand in Africa and Asia.

Adnaan graduated with a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in Cambridge, MA. He received his BSc. degree also from MIT. His previous work experience includes product and technical management positions at Vecna Medical, Oracle, Boston Children’s Hospital, Bridgewater Associates and Xerox Research Center.

  • Education
    • MIT