Mr. Merchant is committed to innovative and socially responsible investments in emerging economies and frontier markets. Previously, as Director of International Strategy & Marketing at Intel Online Services and Director of AT&T’s Global Strategy & Business Development, he developed new markets and forged partnerships in Europe, Asia Pacific, Japan, and the Americas. After two decades of global management and operational experience, he launched Strategy@work in 2000, a strategic consultancy advising venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to deliver leading-edge technologies. In 2002, he founded Technoscenti to extend his clients’ reach globally.
Mr. Merchant has a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Economics. He taught Marketing in Technology as an Adjunct Professor and served on the Board of Directors of the Singapore India Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As a social entrepreneur, he is an Advisor to Ashoka Fellows and Jagriti Youth. He is co-author of The New Asia: Business Strategies for the Economic Region that is Shaking Up the World, published in June 2013 with David James.