Asad Lalljee is SVP, Essar Group, CEO of Avid Learning, a public programming platform, and Curator, Royal Opera House, Mumbai. Under Lalljee’s leadership, Avid has distinguished itself with a variety of arts and cultural programming and is currently at the forefront of India’s cultural hub. In 2016, he was appointed curator of the newly restored Royal Opera House, Mumbai, for which he designed a robust program. Lalljee has several years of advertising, publishing, marketing, and business development experience, both in international and domestic markets. He has worked for 14 years in New York with companies like McCann-Erickson and Hill Holiday (IPG). He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Xavier's College and a Master's in Global Marketing Communications from Emerson College, Boston.