Kevin S. Parikh, Global CEO and Senior Partner of Avasant, is a modern visionary, best-selling author, and avid philanthropist dedicated to initiatives that support disadvantaged youth and women empowerment. Kevin founded Avasant, a leading management consulting firm, with the underlying mission of empowering people, businesses, communities, and countries to reach beyond the status quo and realize their potential to acquire new levels of success.
Kevin’s focus, ambition, and ethos of empowerment has shaped Avasant into an organization which puts his values into practice in all aspects of their business, including employee welfare, environmental sustainability, fair trade policy, equal opportunity, and business ethics, to name a few. Under such leadership, Avasant’s next generation consulting and advisory methods have made it the top-ranked firm in its class, with accolades from numerous organizations such as Vault, NOA, IAOP, and Wall Street Journal.
" To all the upcoming entrepreneurs, my advice is to not forget that you have a larger obligation to your employees, your partners, and humanity. "
Specializing in digital and IT transformation, sourcing advisory, global strategy, and governance services, Avasant prides itself on delivering high value engagements through industry-focused innovation and flexible client-based solutions. Emerging technologies and digital ecosystems are presenting opportunities for revenue growth and Avasant is a pioneer at assisting organizations in realizing their potential to the fullest. For instance, Avasant developed a digital business strategy for the second-largest international airport in North America to optimize their non-aeronautical core operations and processes. Avasant experts identified long-term strategic partnerships, sourcing strategies, and gain sharing models to create a digital ecosystem. The client realized a 10-15% increase in non-aeronautical revenues, and over 35% reduction in utility IT costs.
Avasant’s engagement in the global market has inspired a strong commitment towards community and purpose. As a founding member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals philanthropy platform, Kevin believes that businesses have a greater obligation to humanity. This is why he founded Avasant Foundation in 2012. Avasant Foundation supports technology and skill development programs to create employment opportunities for youth. It directly impacts the lives of thousands in emerging economies across the globe by providing education, enabling employment opportunities and entrepreneurial skills. The foundation’s Avasant Digital Youth Employment Initiative (ADYEI) provides deserving youth with job-related skills training to enable employment in the leading ICT BPO industries in the Caribbean. This initiative has provided 600+ deserving youth to date with vocational and life skills trainings and has connected over 94% of them to employment through Impact Sourcing practices.
Kevin also accepted the Commitment to Action honor from the Clinton Global Initiative for Avasant Foundation’s efforts toward creating jobs for deserving youth in Latin America, and Avasant, his company, pledged a commitment to the UNGC Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), an initiative that is at the cornerstone of Avasant’s mission.
For Kevin, Avasant’s empowerment principles, business ethics, unmatched network, and expansive library of constantly-evolving best practices are the reason why the company is the undefeated leader in the industry. “To all the upcoming entrepreneurs, my advice is to not forget that you have a larger obligation to your employees, your partners, and humanity,” says Kevin.
Kevin S. Parikh
CEO & Senior Partner
Avasant is a leading management consulting firm focused on translating the power of technology into realizable business strategies.