Amol Gokhale

– Founder & CEO

  • Nearly 3 decades of experience across Strategy, General Management, Consulting and Business Development

  • Sectors – Auto & Auto Ancillaries, Industrial & Engineering Products & Services and Agriculture Business

Amol is an inspirational leader who has been leading the team at Strategic Minds from the front. He has previously worked with Bosch, Cummins, NRB Bearings and ATS Elgi & Escorts.

He has been the chairman of Vendor Advisory Committee and Dealer Advisory in various companies.

He is a qualified Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from MIT, Pune.

Girish Korde


  • Over 2 and half decades of experience in Strategy, General Management, Brand Management, Account Planning and Client Servicing.

  • Sectors – Advertising, FMCG, Entertainment, Destination Marketing and Corporate Training.

Girish is the motivation behind the team’s capability to deliver above par every time.

He draws from his rich experience accumulated working with SSC&B Lintas, Godrej Consumer Products, Cinemeta Entertainment and Lavasa Corporation produce the best business solutions for our clients.

His educational qualifications include Masters in Management Studies (Marketing) from JBIMS and Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) from SPCE, Mumbai University.

Harshad Patankar

– Director - Hotel & Restaurant Advisory

  • 10+ years of experience in F&B Operations and Food Consultancy

  • Sectors - Hotels, Restaurants, Lounges, Fast Food Chains, Catering

Harshad, with his hands on experience in all aspects of Hotels & Restaurants industry, has been instrumental in building Strategic Minds as an End-to-End Service Provider to the industry clients. Creating a ‘Wow’ moment for the end consumers is Harshad’s motivation for every project he handles.

Harshad has previously worked at multinational giants like ITC Hotels, Marriott International and Starwood Hotels in Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata

Harshad has earned his bachelors in Hospitality & Tourism Management.

Rajiv Chadha

– Regional Director

  • 30+ years of experience in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Dealer Management, Product Launch & Promotion, Client Relationship Management, Service Operations, Distribution Network Infrastructure, Demand & Supply Management and Inventory Control

  • Sectors - Automobiles, Automobile Ancillaries, Agriculture Infra & Engineering

A man of action with no-nonsense attitude, Rajiv has had long association with companies like Cooper Corporation Pvt Ltd, Escorts Ltd and Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd,

Rajiv holds his Masters in Business Administration and his Bachelors in English from Kurukshetra University