Mr. Suhel Seth
Mr Suhel Seth is Managing Partner, Counselage India.
has several passions: he
is a regular speaker at industry meets; a lecturer at various Indian Institutes of Management and also a writer; his
provocative columns appear in The Financial Times London, in Business India, The Hindustan Times
, and The Indian Express.
usually writes on current affairs and the social landscape of India.
has also co-authored two books on Calcutta with Khushwant Singh and R K Laxman.
He was also the Keynote Speaker at the Indian Advertising Congress in 1998 and has also been a speaker at all Marketing Summits organised by CII of which he was the Chairman from 2005 to 2010.
He was on the global advisory board of British Airways until 2009 and presently sits on the global board of Cavendish and RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London) and on the regional boards of Citibank and Coca Cola.
has spoken on the subject of 'Understanding the Indian Consumer' at International Executive Committees
of companies such as American Express
, BMW Foundation
, and Renault
has also addressed the Harvard Business School
on 'Building Brands in India.'
has published several papers on `The changing Indian Consumer.' He
has written extensively on the impact of advertising and its linkages to societal influences such as religion and culture.
In February 2002, his
first book `In your face' was published.
More recently, he
has been commissioned by Penguin India to write a book, tentatively titled `The Indian Mindset': it will be the first Indian marketing book to be published by Penguin India.
has also just finished a book `Of roots and wings: 50 years of Indian Airlines'.
He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School as also a member of the Harvard Business School Consultants Club.
is active in the Delhi theatre scene and has acted in several plays and films (by Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen).
is the Founder of both the Calcutta and the Delhi Debating Society and Concern
for Delhi and has taken parts in debates, representing India, at the University of Oxford
has been a Rotary International Scholar as well as the Founder of the Rotaract
and Interact Clubs
He is on the Board of Advisors of Deepalaya, the Neemrana Foundation and the Max India Foundation.
He has been appointed to the Experts Committee of India's Railway Board and is Brand Advisor to the Indian Railways Minister as also to the Indian Railways Ministry.