name is Saif Nawaz, a 33 years old entrepreneur and international business
consultant having offices in Amsterdam, Lisbon and Gurgaon. I've been privileged to study at reputable
institution such as Modern School, Delhi, University of Nottingham and Masters
degree from City University London. After spending couple of years doing a job
in London. In mid-2008, I was diagnosed with Congenital Retina Macular
Degeneration of Central Vision, leading complete blindness in my central vision.
A disorder which cannot be cured and will worsen resulting in complete
blindness in few years. I wish to motivate the audience and entrepreneurs by
telling the story of life, as how I got inspired and came out on other side
from this life changing news and built two extremely profitable and successful
business ventures having sales in excess of USD $ 3 million within 10 years.
against all odds” – Half Blind but Full of Life”
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.