Purushottam Kaushik (Puru) joined World Economic Forum in March 2020 and has twenty-five years of experience in Telecom and IT in sales leadership and management consulting roles before joining Forum. Puru started his career in 1995 and has worked in various Telecom companies including Alcatel Systems, Lucent Technologies, and Nortel Network till 2009 in sales leadership roles. From 2009 to 2016, he was at Cisco systems, India and performed as Managing Director Sales from 2014-16. He was head of Telecom business (2011-2014) and Head of Services business (2009-2011). Subsequently he has worked as Senior Advisor-McKinsey from Dec 2016 to June 2018 and in April 2018, he joined as Head – Strategy and Mega Business for Larsen and Toubro Ltd. He is also Board of Director for Bhopal Smart City and on has been Board of Governors for Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University) from 2017-2020.