FOUNDER & CEO | BOSTON, USA
Dr. Johannes Flecker is an artrepreneur, corporate advisor, singer/songwriter and keynote speaker whose heart beats with music. He helps top executives and teams globally to boost a mindset of innovation through the process of songwriting and musical storytelling.
Johannes earned a Ph.D. in marketing and he is summa cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music. He has a decade of experience in management consulting and he leads innovation and agile projects for Fortune 100 firms. Johannes is faculty at Applied Innovation Institute Silicon Valley and on the advisory board at Goeman Bind think tank London and Kaden Boriss strategy advisors Dubai.
Johannes is a Berklee graduate in songwriting and music production. He writes for orchestra, he produces electronic music and performs as jazz/pop singer. He is author of a book about the influence of music on brand development. Johannes received awards by the American Marketing Association, Austrian Academy for Sciences and UK Songwriting Contest.
Born and raised in a family of classical musicians in Austria, Johannes lives in Boston, USA
PARTNER & HEAD ASIA | DELHI, INDIA
Abhijit Nath has 10 years of experience in investment, strategy and consulting. He is an Indian classical and jazz musician. As head India of Sound Leadership, he brings cutting edge management techniques to the Indian market in a unique, creative fashion. Abhijit is graduate from IIM Ahmedabad and has invested in companies totaling over US$500 million in the education, financial inclusion, real estate and TMT spaces. He has consulted for organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the largest retailer in India.
Abhijit is Berklee alumni, composer, guitarist and sarod player. He focuses on applying the harmonies of jazz and 20th century classical music to the structures of Hindustani & Carnatic classical music. He is working on a project which re-imagines the work of Carnatic composer Lalgudi Jayaraman in a big band context
Shane Adams | Nashville
Shane Adams is a twice GRAMMY nominated music educator, award-winning producer, songwriter and author of the book "The Singer-Songwriter's Guide to Recording in the Home Studio." Shane is president of Artist Accelerator and is a founding online lyric/songwriting instructor for Berklee College of Music. Shane is a featured songwriter and instructor for the Taylor Swift Education Center at the Country Music Hall of Fame where he co-developed their curriculum which has enabled over 100,000 young people to learn the art of songwriting.
Swiss Chris | New York
Swiss Chris is GRAMMY Award winning music director and drummer. He was music director for John Legend and performed worldwide with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Sir Elton John, Gloria Gaynor, Estelle, Corinne Bailey Rae, Wyclef Jean, Bridget Kelly and Jennifer Hudson. He is a bestselling book author, professor, music director, producer and clinician. Television appearances include MTV Video Music Awards, Nobel Peace Prize Award, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ellen, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and GRAMMY appearances. Swiss Chris teaches at Berklee College of Music.
Rendra Zawawi | Los Angeles
Rendra Zawawi is award-winning songwriter, composer and educator whose work has been featured in the US, UK, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Rendra has written theme songs for Malaysian movies and has performed over 50 live shows around the world. He works as assistant composer to EMMY- and GRAMMY-nominated musician Mac Quayle, working on shows such as GOLDEN GLOBE Winner Mr. Robot, FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel and American Crime Story. Rendra has worked with OSCAR-winning film composer Yuval Ron. The composer is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Berklee College of Music.
Ester Na | Los Angeles
Ester Na is an accomplished composer, music producer, multi instrumentalist and educator based in Los Angeles. She has worked on music production and education projects all across Asia, Europe and USA, featuring artists such as GRAMMY, EMMY and OSCAR award winners Ledisi, Renese King, Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson. Ester is producing music for upcoming Hollywood movies. The musician is a graduate of Berklee College of Music.
Yicheng Wu | Boston, Shanghai
Yicheng Wu is a US based singer-songwriter, educator, composer, conductor and producer from Shanghai. With two English EPs and Chinese singles released, he is a rising star in the mandarin-speaking world of music. Holding degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai and from Berklee of Music and through his work at Shanghai New Oriental School, Yicheng is a highly accomplished educator and musician. He brings the innovative approach of Sound Leadership to American-Chinese organizations.
Enya Lim | New York, Singapore
Enya Lim is an accomplished songwriter and vocalist based in New York City. With degrees in social science and music from the National University of Singapore and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Enya is an active member of the New York and Singapore music communities. She is known for her distinctive lyric and musical expression, bringing a unique flavor to Sound Leadership songwriting workshops. Apart from frequent artistic performances and commercial projects, she works as stage performer with renowned artists such as GRAMMY Award winners Jacob Collier and King Mas.
Reena Ram | India
Reena Ram is leadership coach, writer, brand consultant and creative artist. She has over a decade of corporate experience with Ernst & Young, in successfully formulating, leading and delivering strategic branding & marketing solutions to large global MNCs and small & mid-sized growing companies across industries. With her own endeavor "Live The Eagle Spirit", she is inspiring clients to live a purpose-driven life and building organizations with deep rooted substance.
Marcos Madrigal | Italy
Marcos Madrigal is regarded as one of the leading Cuban pianists. He has performed as a soloist in many of the most renowned concert halls of the world, such as the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome, the Queen Elizabeth Hall of London and the Auditorium Manuel de Falla of Granada. He received numerous awards, among which are the International Piano Competition "Premio Jaén" (Spain), the Panama International Piano Competition, the International Piano Competition "María Clara Cullel" (Costa Rica), the European Piano Performance Competition (Italy), and the International Piano Competition "Ignacio Cervantes" of Havana (Cuba).
M.T. Aditya Srinivasan | India
M.T. Aditya Srinivasan is world-class tabla player, percussionist, sound engineer and creative producer. He holds master degrees in music performance and media studies from Berklee College and has produced, toured and performed with leading musicians around the world. He is an experienced speaker, music educator and TedX presenter. He has been involved in contemporary projects, one of which – Zinx – was adjudged the winner in an all India band hunt organized by Oscar winner A.R.Rahman. Srinivasan works extensively as a sound engineer and designer, having recorded and mixed albums with several world-renowned musicians, both in India and internationally.
Hemant K. Batra
ADVISORY BOARD | DUBAI, UAE
Hemant K. Batra is a strategist, business, corporate & commercial Lawyer, with practice concentrated across the globe, specifically in India/South-Asia. Hemant is founder of Kaden Boriss, a corporate/commercial law firm having presence in Australia, India and UAE.
He was awarded with the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal by the Gandhi Global Foundation. Hemant is the elected Vice President of SAARCLAW (South Asian Association For Regional Co-operation In Law).
He is associated with various projects of UN, UNDP, UNAIDS and UN-ESCAP. He is chair of the South Asia Committee of Indian National Bar Association, mentor at Indian School of Business and director with the World NGO Day Initiative (WND) based in London.
ADVISORY BOARD | BOSTON, USA
Panos Panay is Vice President for Innovation at Berklee College of Music, founder of the Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship (BerkleeICE) as well as a passionate entrepreneur.
As the founder of Sonicbids, he created the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online, building a subscriber network of 550,000 bands and 35,000 promoters from over 100 countries. Panos is also the co-founder of the Open Music Initiative, which has brought together over 140 leading music, media, technology industry organizations and academic institutions to create a blockchain-based open protocol for uniform identification of musical rights owners and creators.
At Berklee, his work and approach to entrepreneurial and innovation pedagogy builds heavily on the concepts of music thinking, and in particular jazz, as a catalyst for creative breakthroughs in business, life and art.
Peter M. Fischer, Ph.D.
Advisory Board | Zurich, Switzerland
Peter is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. In his research, he focuses on managerial and consumer behavior, market research, leadership, and change management. He has consulted numerous companies such as T-Mobile, Continental, Miele and Swiss Airlines. He is member of the Association of Consumer Resarch (ACR) and member of the executive committee of the European Marketing Academy (EMAC). He was awarded with the Communication Impact Award of the University of St. Gallen.