Manish Advani, also known as ‘The Coconut Man of India’, is a 6 Times TEDx Speaker, an award-winning storyteller, songwriter, Change Leader and a Brand Builder known for his unconventional ways of positioning individual and corporate brands in the industry.
Manish heads Change Management, Marketing & Public Relations for Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG), one of India’s leading corporate security risk consulting firm. Manish has over 2 decades of industry experience working on client engagements from small scale companies to large B2B & B2C organizations like Microsoft, Ciba Vision, Kraft Foods, Jaguar & Land Rover, Hindustan Unilever, Arvind, IFFCO UAE and others in varied roles including Change agent for driving change, Sales &. Marketing to expand customer’s base and also revenue, Public Relations by engaging clients and communities in meaningful way, assisting clients in protecting their brands through Brand risk management.
Manish got his Management Degree with Summa Cum Laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed Brand building program from Stanford and One-year management program from Harvard.
Manish’s work has won the International Green Apple Award for India at the House of Commons in The British Parliament, won the Skoch Blue Economy Silver Award, Public Relations Council of India’s Silver Award, The Leadership Review Award, NITIE’s – On the Job Achievers award and his work has been listed in the Limca Book of Record. Manish was sponsored for the Film Making for Social Good Program by the US Consulate.
Manish’s sessions have been well received in organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry, National HRD Network, Citibank, EBSCO, Larsen & Toubro, Johnson & Johnson, Kotak Group, Barclays, Zycus, Tata Power, Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, MAN Group, Trent and many other academic institutions like the IIM’s and the IIT’s.
Manish has been listed as the Top 100 Story Tellers of India and Top 100 Influential Marketing Leaders of India.