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 industry.

He founded Guardian Pharmacy in India in 2003 and grew it to the second largest pharmacy chain in India with over 200 stores. He also brought in GNC as a nutraceutical partner to India. Ashutosh exited from the company he founded, in August 2016.

He is a certified Business and Executive Coach and coaches / mentors several CEO’s in India on business matters, governance, strategic planning, succession planning, personal accountability, people and culture issues since 2013. (

Ashutosh has served as a director of the GAVI Vaccine Alliance (, 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.

In January 1995, he was recognized as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Switzerland. He is an active member of YPO and has served as the Chairman for YPO Gold, South Asia. He is also a Charter Member of TiE.

He has written 6 highly 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 “The Brand called You.” His latest book “Failure – It is Okay to Fail” will be published in early 2021.

Ashutosh in his new role as a Story Teller, hosts a very successful video and podcast titled “The Brand Called You – Converse with the Future” (, bringing the stories of successful entrepreneurs, professionals and senior corporate leaders to thousands of listeners.

A keen golfer, he plays the Indian flute and enjoys reading and listening to Indian classical and vocal music.

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