Rishad Tobaccowala is Chief Strategist and Member of the Directoire+ of Publicis Groupe– the world’s third largest communications company with 62,000 employees.
Previously, Rishad was Chairman of DigitasLBi and Razorfish, two leading, global digital marketing and business transformation networks which are a part of Publicis. Rishad wasand also the Chief Strategy and Innovation officer of VivaKi, a global leader in digital advertising solutions and a center of excellence and resource for the entire Publicis Groupe,
Rishad focuses on incubating new ideas, approaches and models for the next generation of data driven marketing, story telling, brand rethinking and the next two billion customers (China and India).
Rishad serves on the board of directors or board of advisers of several companies including Jana, Greycroft Ventures, and Abundant Ventures and is the Chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation which helps 10,000 needy individuals in India in the areas of education and healthcare.Rishad has a BA in Math from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago