LEADERSHIP TEAM

Ravi Hutheesing is a global keynote speaker whose philosophies and strategies have empowered businesses, educators, and over a million people throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia to bridge generational and cultural divides. Additionally, the US Department of State engages him as a cultural diplomat to create programs overseas that foster cultural exchange and mutual understanding.

His worldwide visibility skyrocketed as the guitarist for triple Grammy nominee, Hanson, whose massive fan base of the earliest millennials catapulted Ravi to the stages of the White House, Madison Square Garden, Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live. Simon & Schuster published his memoir, "Dancin' with Hanson,"  and he has authored over a hundred articles for major magazines.

As a cultural diplomat, Ravi went to Russia in 2015 and delivered a series of lectures on artist-entrepreneurship and youth leadership. In 2016, he went to Indonesia and created a songwriting camp that bridged the most severe cultural and religious divides. He conducted songwriting and cultural entrepreneurship programs in 2017 in Iraq and Lebanon, for which he recruited students from Mosul liberated from ISIS just three days before, and Syrians from the decimated city of Aleppo. Ravi also serves as the Director of Youth Engagement and Cultural Entrepreneurship for the Association of American Voices—a non-profit organization that has been conducting cross-cultural engagement with audiences in over 140 nations.

Since 2010, Ravi also has been a partner of Shanti Bhavan Children's Project in India—a non-sectarian boarding school providing a holistic upbringing in a high-quality educational setting for the poorest of the poor. Current graduates are employed by American Express, Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, and others, and the school is the subject of the 2017 Netflix docu-series, "Daughters of Destiny."

Ravi is the first American born member of India's Nehru-Gandhi family—founders and leaders of modern India.

Ravi Hutheesing

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