Srikant Sastri

Srikant Sastri provides strategic leadership as the co-founder of Crayon Data, the ambitious Singapore-headquartered start-up, which aims to build a global business around a Big Data platform and products. This is his third start-up. Srikant is a seasoned entrepreneur and bridge-builder. As a successful entrepreneur, Srikant had founded India and Southeast Asia’s largest CRM & Digital agency, Solutions – Digitas, in 1995. The business achieved scale (2000 employees) and market leadership before being acquired by the Publicis Groupe. In his most-recent role as VivaKi India Chairperson, Srikant led an ambitious M&A strategy to help the Publicis Groupe establish digital leadership in India, through three cutting-edge acquisitions. Respected as a leading marketing & CRM practitioner, Srikant started his career at Unilever and McCann – Erickson, and was recently inducted into the DMAi ‘Hall of Fame’. He has been on the jury at Cannes Advertising Festival. At Crayon Data, Srikant loves being in the midst of crazy ideas, energetic people, and ambiguity. Srikant works closely with, and nurtures several tech start-ups, and is an active angel investor. Srikant is an engineering undergraduate, and an MBA. His other interests include current affairs, contemporary history, and economic development.

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