Dr. Ardhendu Pathak
Dr. Ardhendu Pathak is a corporate trainer, consultant, and executive mentor with a rich industrial and academic experience. He is a Partner at Zurich based consulting company, Management Alignment Partners, and has co-founded Koinvent Business Solution dedicated to corporate training. He lectures and consults on the topics related to innovation, technology planning, digital transformation, Industry 4.0 etc. He is a guest faculty at MIT, USA, and Skoltech,
Moscow, on technology roadmapping related topics. He mentors startups based in India and the US.
Ardhendu has spent 7 years with the European aerospace giant Airbus. There he held various global roles in the Digital Transformation Oﬃce, Corporate Technology Oﬃce and Airbus R&T. He established and ran a transnational group dedicated to identiﬁcation and testing of emerging technologies, global technology scouting, and IP Analytics. Before joining Airbus, Ardhendu spent more than a decade with General Electric (GE), holding senior technology and executive roles in GE’s various industrial businesses and in the Corporate Research arm. He also served on the board of GE India Industrial Pvt. Ltd. Prior to GE, he worked at the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai. Ardhendu has rich academic research experience in the ﬁeld of ocean energy exploitation, underwater sensing, and structural acoustics. He holds international patents and has authored several publications in journals and conferences.
Ardhendu has done his Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island, USA, and Masters from IIT- Madras. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering, Pune (COEP).