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Vivek Wadhera

Transforming Culture to Innovate

Keynote Speaker | JSE-listed COO | Tech Entrepreneur


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Meet Vivek

Inspiring a New Way of Growing

A Keynote Speaker & Thought Leader who partners with your organisation to create a Culture of Mindsets for Innovation. You will appreciate his approach of Empathising & Collaborating with stakeholders, that leads to an environment where Change, Growth, and Diversity become the pillars your business thrives on. Vivek’s work will provide the following benefits to delegates:

  • Grow Sales by creating products that work for your end customers – not the other way around.

  • Improve Loyalty by communicating & collaborating better with diverse groups & cultures, e.g. Millennials.

  • Create Innovative Solutions by understanding underlying problems & generating ideas.

Quick Facts:

  • COO at Choppies, a ZAR 12 Billion JSE-listed FMCG retailer.

  • Entrepreneur in MFS Africa, tech startup rated by Fast Company as Africa’s 2nd Most Innovative Company.

  • Management in 2 US Fortune 500 firms: Harley-Davidson & Micron.

  • MBA from Kellogg, a world Top 5 MBA.

  • Experience covering 20 countries, 4 continents, and African, Western, and Indian business cultures.

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Please view some of my latest talks and video blogs. You can also view my Youtube channel here.

Vivek Wadhera | Culture & Innovation Keynote Speaker | Intro

Vivek is a Keynote Speaker & thought leader on using Culture to Innovate. He’s an ex – JSE-listed COO, Tech Entrepreneur, and Partner at Ideafarms, an international innovation consultancy. Vivek’s work equips an organisation’s culture [...]

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Contact Vivek

  • +27 (0)76 331 2525

  • Johannesburg, South Africa