A Graduate in Science, Majoring in Chemistry from Mumbai University. Post Graduate Degree in Event Management. PG Diploma in International Trade from EXIM Institute. MBA specialization in International Business from ICFAI
Bhavesh Kothari Has more than 18+ years of rich experience at middle and senior management positions across industry verticals such as Pharmaceutical, FMCG, Corporate Event Management, Business Information, Media and IT & ITES industries.
While working with these companies Bhavesh Kothari has been Instrumental in enabling some of these small companies to grow from a start up phase to a market leader in the Industry by developing business models, partner networks as well as revenue generation streams. An In-house trainer providing sales process & management training & mentoring new recruits & existing team.
Specialties: Client Engagement & Management, P & L account mgmt, Events Sales, Delegate & Sponsorship Acquisition, Media Partnership tie-ups ensuring revenue flow.
Have authored more than 100 articles focused on SME's & Entrepreneurship for various Magazines. He has been empaneled as a trusted mentor / expert on various platforms.
He frequently is invited as a Guest Speaker/Panelist/Jury at Startup/SME events across the country with leading institutes like Chetna’s Institute, Parul University, Chitkara University, SRM University, N L Dalmia Institute of Management, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), MNNIT Allahabad, L N Mishra College (Patna), SIES College of Management Studies, Fr. Agnels, S.P. Jain Institute, K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Symbiosis Pune, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Sinhgad College of Engineering and many more.
He actively mentors Start-ups/Entrepreneurs in areas of their business such as strategy, business management, Sales & marketing, funding, etc. Currently mentoring startups in domains of Healthcare, IoT, Adtech, Gaming, ECommerce, FoodTech, Education, to name a few.
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.