D Shivakumar | MMA Global

D Shivakumar

D Shivakumar
Operating Partner
Advent International
Shiv has done long stints in Hindustan lever, Nokia and PepsiCo. He has worked with over 50 brands in his career and has shaped brand and company growth through innovation, new business models and building a consumer centric culture. He places significant emphasis on building eco system partnerships and coaching people.
Shiv believes in contributing back to academia and society. Shiv writes regularly for the business press, teaches at the top international business schools and mentors young leaders.
Shiv was the President of the All India Management Association in the year 2012-2013. He is currently on the IIM Ahmedabad Board of Governors and also on the Board of Godrej consumer products.
Shiv’s pioneering work in Nokia and the telecom sector is case studies in Harvard, ISB and Ivy Business schools.
Shiv is an avid reader of management literature and loves reading biographies. He is also a keen sports watcher.
Shiv has been awarded many times for brand building, for leadership, for turning around companies. The dearest to his heart is the distinguished alumnus awards.
Shiv is a distinguished alumnus from both Institutes he studied in – IIT Madras and IIM Calcutta. He is one of possibly 20 people who have a distinguished alumnus from both an IIT and an IIM. He was one of 9 people to get the most distinguished alumnus award from IIM Calcutta in 2011, in their first 50 years.