Mahesh is an entrepreneur, marketer, investor and speaker - and among the most-tracked Indian businesspeople, with a following of over 400,000 across various social platforms. His fearless and often iconoclastic opinions are frequently quoted in business press, and he has hosted Indian versions of The Apprentice, Dragon's Den & Shark Tank on TV.
As an entrepreneur, Mahesh founded digital transformation firm Pinstorm in 2004, which helps ambitious brands win in the new economy: folks like Adobe, Airtel, ICICI Bank, India Today, Mondelez and Putzmeister. As a CEO, Mahesh turned around loss-making TV station Channel V till its sale to Star TV in 2000.
Mahesh spent 30+ years across FCB and Grey in India, Ogilvy across Asia and CKS Partners in Silicon Valley. He designed and launched Amazon.com globally, shaped Yahoo.com, sold subscriptions to The Economist across Asia and launched MTV in India - perhaps starting the long-bemoaned decline in Indian culture since.