Industry Thought Leader

Kevin S. Parikh

Kevin S. Parikh

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Avasant

Kevin S. Parikh is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Avasant, a global management consulting firm operating in over 50 countries across North America, EMEA and Asia. He is a renowned author, speaker, and industry leader. In this regard, Kevin regularly speaks at numerous economic development and global forums, including the World Bank and United Nations SDG forums.

In the mid-1990s, he began his career as a lawyer working in Washington, D.C. with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, where he received a Presidential Invitation to support the One America Commission by Bill Clinton.

At the birth of Y2K, he moved to Gartner Consulting to lead the company’s Global Strategic Sourcing Practice. In 2006, Parikh founded Avasant, which has since become one of the leading Business Transformation, Technology Strategy and Sourcing Advisory firms in the industry. In 2011, following a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Kevin founded the Avasant Foundation, focusing on youth training and employment for the digital economy. Social entrepreneurship has been a key tenant and continuing theme throughout his career.

Having published numerous white papers and articles, and two books, Parikh is widely acknowledged as a global thought leader, futurist, and expert on digital business strategies, technological solutions, and business transformation.

His books New Horizons of Business Process Outsourcing in Africa, Latin America & Caribbean, and Digital Singularity: A Case for Humanity have been written to further empower business professionals to navigate global landscapes in everchanging digital marketplaces.


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