International Design and Innovation Leader
Lokesh Venkataswamy is an International Design and Innovation Leader with Global Minds Network. He is an award-winning Innovator and Design Thinker who brings more than 25 years of professional experience in design, digital transformation, intellectual property, and new product management. Through his innovation consultancy and his active leadership roles in industry, Lokesh has created impact through creative thinking and valuable solutions for organizations across India and Asia.
Lokesh is the CEO & Managing Director at Innomantra, India’s leading digital, innovation, and intellectual property consulting and services organization. At Innomantra, Lokesh has provided innovation solutions for top Fortune 500 companies across sectors, including aviation, automotive, information technology, retail, engineering services, medical electronics, and consumer goods. Prior to Innomantra, he managed innovation and intellectual property as a part of strategic planning and initiatives at Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India, including 12 years in product design and development. Lokesh has advised educational institutions, entrepreneurs, industry associations and government agencies in the areas of design thinking, innovation, and digital transformation. He regularly supports start-ups and volunteers as mentor for Wadhwani Foundation and The Economic Times – Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad’s ‘Power of Ideas’. He currently serves as board member of Technology Business Incubation, Innovation and Research Councils in various universities and academic institutions.
Lokesh is a visiting professor of Business innovation and Management in top business schools, regularly chairs and participates as a speaker in innovation, digital transformation, and technology conferences and seminars. He has delivered guest lectures at Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, among others. He is a Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing and PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from National Law School of India University (NLSIU).