Rishad Tobaccowala

Rishad Tobaccowala

Keynote Speaker: Re-Inventor, Futurist & Transformation Catalyst

Rishad Tobaccowala Biography

Rishad Tobaccowala is an author, speaker and advisor with four decades of experience specializing in helping people, organizations and teams re-invent themselves to remain relevant in changing times.

Rishad’s book “Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data” was published globally by Harper Collins in January 2020 and focusses on helping people think, feel and see differently about how to grow their companies, their teams and themselves in transformative times.

Rishad speaks on change, future trends and transforming work forces to a range of industries from technology (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit), to media ( NY Times, Conde Nast), to blue chip firms ( Walmart, Procter and Gamble, H&R Block) to Industry Associations (Blue Cross Blue Shield, US Olympic Swimming, Radio Advertising Bureau).

Rishad’s advisory clients include global firms such as Publicis Groupe, private equity and venture capital such as Growth Catalyst Partners and technology platforms such as Crisp Thinking.

Rishad spent nearly four decades at Publicis Groupe an 80,000-employee firm comprising companies like Epsilon, Sapient, Digitas, Leo Burnett, Saatchi and Saatchi, Starcom and Zenith dedicated to delivering marketing and business transformation. Before Rishad stopped being a full-time employee with Publicis Groupe in 2019 he served as its Chief Strategy and Growth Officer and served on its Management Committee.

Rishad has also been the Chairman of DigitasLBi and Razorfish, two of the largest marketing transformation agencies in the world with over 11000 employees.

Over his 38-year career Tobaccowala has worked across almost every area of marketing and strategy including brand advertising, media, database, direct and interactive marketing. As a pioneer in digital marketing, Tobaccowala helped create one of the first interactive groups and digital agencies 25 years ago and has helped launch a series of initiatives over the years from groups focused on gaming, social, mobile and search engine marketing. Starcom IP, Play, Giant Step, SMG Search and Denuo are some of the brands Tobaccowala helped incubate.

Tobaccowala was named by BusinessWeek as one of the top business leaders for his pioneering innovation and TIME magazine dubbed him one of five “Marketing Innovators. He is the Ad Age Interactive Hall of Fame and has received a lifetime achievement silver medal award from the Chicago Ad Federation

Rishad is also is chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation, which helps over 10,000 people gain better access to health and education in India.

Tobaccowala holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Bombay and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago with which he remains closely involved.

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Rishad Tobaccowala Videos

Restoring the Soul of Business | Rishad Tobaccowala | Talks at Google
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How much does it cost to book Rishad Tobaccowala?

Booking fees for Rishad Tobaccowala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rishad Tobaccowala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Rishad Tobaccowala?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rishad Tobaccowala for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rishad Tobaccowala for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

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Rishad Tobaccowala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Inventors and Futurism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rishad Tobaccowala for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Rishad Tobaccowala generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brian Solis, Scott Steinberg and Jeanne Meister. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rishad Tobaccowala for an upcoming event.

Rishad Tobaccowala Videos

Restoring the Soul of Business | Rishad Tobaccowala | Talks at Google
ad:tech Mumbai 2019 Keynote by Rishad Tobaccowala - YouTube
Rishad Tobaccowala Keynote at the Aquatic Sports Convention ...
Leading in the Age of Connection with Rishad Tobaccowala ...
Rishad Tobaccowala Unboxes the Future of Strategy

Rishad Tobaccowala Speaking Topics

  • Leading with Soul

  • Managing Change So It Sucks Less

  • Upgrading Your Mental Operating System to Unleash Your Talent

  • The Future Does Not Fit in the Containers of the Past

How to book Rishad Tobaccowala?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rishad Tobaccowala for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rishad Tobaccowala, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rishad Tobaccowala or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Rishad Tobaccowala?

Booking fees for Rishad Tobaccowala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rishad Tobaccowala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Rishad Tobaccowala?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rishad Tobaccowala for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rishad Tobaccowala for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rishad Tobaccowala or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rishad Tobaccowala or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Rishad Tobaccowala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Inventors and Futurism. The estimated speaking fee range to book Rishad Tobaccowala for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Rishad Tobaccowala generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brian Solis, Scott Steinberg and Jeanne Meister. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rishad Tobaccowala for an upcoming event.

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