Rishad Tobaccowala

Re-inventor, Futurist, Transformation Catalyst.


Rishad’s key skill is getting people to see, think and feel differently about how to grow themselves, their teams and their company. He does this through distilling 40 years of global learning and wisdom and communicating in a way that is provocative, pragmatic and inspirational.

Rishad works closely with leadership of companies to increase productivity by unleashing the potential of the talent. His latest book - “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” captures the essence of his thinking and builds on the commentary on his Re-Inventing blog. 

He was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators.

Rishad is a Senior Adviser to the Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communication firm with 80,000 employees serving most recently as its Chief Growth Officer and Chief Strategist.

Rishad has a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.