Punctual, Positive, Passionate and Perfectionist – These words aptly define Deepak Kanulkar, a street-smart go getter born and brought up in Mumbai. After over 21 years of professional experience, Deepak still loves reaching out to the streets of villages, towns and cities across India to gather what he calls the ‘ground level insights’. He has coached and trained several senior management leaders of organizations including large MNCs on Crisis preparedness and incident management strategies, Crisis management strategies and Crisis communication.
Deepak, known for his strategic thinking abilities and crisis managing prudence is currently an advisor of a large multinational real estate fund and was CEO of a strategic business & market entry consulting firm since 2007.
Having started his career in 1993, Deepak has worked in reputed MNC’s and Indian corporates like Cipla, Bombay Chamber, Hinduja Group, Coca-Cola India, Tata AIG, Arab Insurance Group prior to his current assignment at Good Relations India. Deepak’s contribution particularly in Coca-Cola during the 200 ml (Chota Coke) and at the time of addressing the allegations the company faced during pesticides in soft drink crisis issue has been noteworthy.
Deepak has been offering strategic consulting to a vide array of clients right from Aviation, Luxury Goods, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, International Governments, e-Commerce, Payment Gateways, Manufacturing, FMCG, Chemicals to Tourism.
Deepak loves his country. His dream is to see a glorious Bharat (India) as envisioned by the great freedom fighters – free of Corruption, Malnutrition, Illiteracy and Energy Independent (where even the smallest village in the country will have electricity). Deepak is determined to serve and make his contribution in the areas of Renewable Energy, Hunger Management and Education Sector as a part of his commitment to the communities.
As a speaker, Deepak has shared his thoughts on varied subjects at several conferences, seminars and at leading management schools. He is core group member of the Food Safety Awareness Programme of FDA, Maharashtra, Advisory Board Member of Whistling Woods International, Hon. Advisor at Swatantryaveer Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, Mumbai and serves as a Panelist on the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)’s pre-admission interviews.
Deepak who is workaholic and voracious reader believes in constant skill- upgradation. He currently being trained in professional Air Rifle Shooting. Deepak is a Graduate in Political Science from Mumbai University. He is also a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Media as well as Public Relations & Communications from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai.