Prakash Iyer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leadership coach.
Prakash started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited and later on becam Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Lever and before that the Managing Director and CEO of Infomedia India Limited. He has managed leadership roles at PepsiCo and travelled around to handle international operations.
An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Prakash is passionate about Cricket and people and speaks on motivation, leadership, teamwork and winner. His first book titled The Habit of Winning was published by Penguin in 2011. Apart from being shortlisted in The Economist Crossword Popular Book Award, and has been translated into seven languages. His second book- The secret of Leadership was published in 2013.
After spending nearly three decades working with teams selling everything from soaps and colas, to yellow pages and diapers, Prakash chose to step out of the corporate world in 2014 to pursue his passion for writing, speaking, and helping other people unleash the leader within. Prakash is now an independent director on the board of Xerox India, an advisor to Multiples- an India focused Private Equity fund and also served as the CEO of the Mumbai Indians Cricket franchise in their IPL title winning campaign in 2015.
Prakash speaks and writes extensively on motivation, leadership, story-telling, teamwork and winning. He is one of the best leadership trainers in the coaching circuit.
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.