Mahesh Punia

Well established global strategist, entrepreneur and business transformation specialist with over 20 years of diverse, cross-cultural, multi-industry experience across India, Europe, Africa, South Asia, China, Asia Pacific and Middle-East. Mahesh was recognized as one of the most promising under 40 CEOs in India by a leading business magazine for the year 2007.

Mahesh founded the LiveBean brand in India, beginning with LiveBean Consulting, which has primarily focused on clients in Asia and Africa since inception; transforming their businesses through strategic and operational interventions, including deals and investments across industry sectors.

Besides LiveBean, he has held leadership positions including: Managing Partner at KPMG Eastern Africa, Director Strategy & Operations at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

At KPMG he led the Telecoms, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality, Media and Government sectors for the firm in the Region, besides being an executive member of the global Telecoms and Financial Services Leadership teams. In his latest venture, Mahesh has set-up Fortune Gaming, an e-based gaming company with a pan-African vision.

Mahesh holds a Masters Degree in Business and currently resides in Kenya with a focus on bringing in foreign investments into the region for projects over USD 250 million.