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Friday, 07th August, 2020

Himanshu Wardhan

Himanshu Wardhan

Himanshu Wardhan is a technology executive and entrepreneur with experience of building and leading businesses in India and the US. He is currently the Managing Director for Etsy in India. His key focus is mobilising and empowering the creative community in India and connecting micro-entrepreneurs from different parts of the country to the world through the Etsy platform. Wardhan has also been an entrepreneur based in Mountain View where he founded MentMo, a peer to peer mentorship and admission consulting platform. In his previous roles, he was sales strategy and operations lead at HP based in Palo Alto and a consultant with McKinsey in their US and India offices. At McKinsey, Wardhman advised Private Equity, Technology and Financial services clients on a wide range of topics. Wardhman earned his MBA from the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia where he was awarded the International Business Society Scholarship. He was also the President of the Darden South Asia Society. Wardhman holds the CFA charter from the International CFA Institute.

Sessions

Textiles: The Fabric of Memory

Ritu Kumar and Himanshu Wardhan in conversation with Supriya Dravid

A session evoking textile narratives, the stories they tell and the memories they hold with celebrated designer Ritu Kumar and Managing Director of Etsy India, Himanshu Wardhan. Ritu Kumar has been at the forefront of the fashion industry for over three decades and her brand has played an integral role in reviving textile skills and providing employment to hundreds of artisans. Himanshu Wardhan's key focus has been to empower the creative community and to connect micro-entrepreneurs from different parts of the country to the world. In conversation with Supriya Dravid. 

DEFINING LUXURY

Tarun Tahiliani and Himanshu Wardhan in conversation with Nonita Kalra

Tarun Tahiliani speaks of his signature fusion of traditional aesthetics and contemporary design. A conversation with Himanshu Wardhan and Nonita Kalra on the shifting definitions of luxury and the impetus to make quality and excellence accessible through digital outreach .