Achyutha Sharma

Achyutha has over a decade of experience in Brand, Design and Marketing. He currently runs Collaborative Community, a strategic consulting firm that works with capacity building of the social sector in India. The brand firm has worked with start-ups and other businesses in the area of apparel, food & beverage, e-commerce, retail brand across sectors. In the development sector, it has worked with diverse non-profit and social enterprises across themes such as education, livelihood, craft, energy, water and sanitation. He also runs Sulochana Development Trust, a charitable trust that supports Creative Arts & Design for Social Impact in India currently focusing on building the largest artisan database in the world through Crafting Future. He spearheads social innovation in their work with emphasis on cultural contextualization in India’s modernization process. He has been a speaker to Indian and international conferences, a fellow with AIYD 2014, Acumen Fund India fellow 2014 and has been nominated for the Young Creative Entrepreneur Awards 2012 by British Council India.

His interest specifically in the Indo-Australian relationship is in the area of cultural diplomacy, cultural intelligence, startup ecosystem and social sector. He is continuing the Samaanata dialogue on craft & culture that originated from an Australian project.