Akshai Sarin

Executive Leadership Program - Amsterdam Class 12

Akshai Sarin
Founder & MD
I am based in: Bengaluru

Born in Bangalore India, I turned vegetarian at age 7, reading about Buddha. Releasing my first music album as a 16-year-old, I simultaneously started daily yoga and meditation. Having traveled to almost 200 cities around the world, and living in India, USA, London, Egypt, Oman & Philippines has taught me to see the big picture, be humble, to learn and work with a multitude of people and situations.

After finishing college, I tried everything to escape the ‘9 to 5’ – from working at Harrods by day to DJ-ing at night! My first break was managing a band with Maestro Surinder Sandhu, guitarist Steve Vai and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Moving to India in 2006, I continued entrepreneurial adventures – starting restaurants, music venues, artist management and digital music distribution. In 2007, I was selected among India’s “Creative Future” and runner-up for “Young Indian Music Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2009. From 2009 to 2012, I worked as RedBull’s first National Culture Manager and was awarded two global best practices. Post which, I released my album ‘Connected’ – traveling the world, looking for a purpose.

In 2014, I set up ‘ttogether’ – a truly unique and constantly evolving organization. On one hand, it’s a creative/marketing/events agency for the corporate world – applying what I learned at RedBull. The bigger picture is bringing people ‘ttogether’ - sparking creativity, collaboration, compassion, and spirituality.

I speak at events across the world and am a brand ambassador for JBL Audio, ‘Tata Nano’ car, International Music Summit, sustainable luxury brand Bottletop. Also advisor/consultant to Green Cross Brazil, Confederation of Indian Industry and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.