Ashutosh Garg,has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years. He worked for ITC Limited for 17 years, leaving in 1995 as Managing Director of one of the ITC group companies, based in Singapore. Thereafter he spent 8 years in the aerospace industryas head of Asian operations.
He founded Guardian Pharmacy in India in 2003 andgrew it to the second largest pharmacy chain in Indiawith over 200 stores. He also brought in GNC as a nutraceutical partner to India. Ashutoshexited from the company he founded,in August 2016.
He is a certified Business and Executive Coach and coaches / mentorsseveral CEO’s around the Worldon business matters, governance, strategic planning, succession planning, personal accountability, people and culture issues(www.equationcoaching.com).
Ashutoshhas served as a director of GAVI, TheVaccine Alliance(www.gavi.org),headquartered in Geneva,for 8 years. He has also served as the Chairman of “Bizdome”, a Startup Incubator of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, and as a Member of the Advisory Council of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
In January 1995, he was recognized as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Switzerland. He is an active member of YPOand has servedas the Chairman for YPO Gold, South Asia. He is also a Charter Member of TiE.
He has written 8highly acclaimed best sellers titled “The Buck Stops Here –my journey from Manager to Entrepreneur”; “The Corner Office"; "Reinvent Reboot Rewire. Managing Retirement in the 21st Century"; "The Buck Stops Here -Learnings of a Startup Entrepreneur" and "An Eye for an Eye"and “TheBrand called You.” His latest book is “How to Survive Failureand come out Stronger”.
He writes regularly for various online publications like Times of India, Business Insider, Inc.,Business World, andEntrepreneurand has a very significant presenceon social media.He can be seen frequently on CNN News18 as a panelist commenting on vaccination, political andcurrent affairs.
Ashutosh in his new roleas a Storyteller,hosts a very successful video and podcast titled “The Brand Called You”(www.tbcy.in), bringing stories of successful entrepreneurs, professionals and senior corporate leaders to millionsof listeners. He has interviewed over 1500people from over 32 countries around the World.The podcast is viewed and heard by over 125,000 people every dayor over 4 million every year.
His wife Vera is a Historian and teaches at the American Embassy School, New Delhi. His older son, Varun works for Visain Singaporeas their Senior Director andhis younger son Ashwin works for Procter and Gamble in Fayetteville, Arkansasas their SeniorDirector.
A keengolfer, he plays the Indian flute and enjoys reading and listening to Indian classical and vocal music.