Aman Merchant is a Dubai-based serial entrepreneur passionate about creating better futures through the power of ideas & disruptive thinking. With an entrepreneurial journey that began in 1991 even before he entered uni, he brings over two decades of experience to the various ventures he is associated with, having launched nine & led three others in markets across the Middle East & Asia regions.
Most recently, he co-founded INOS, the world's first global leadership strategy consortium. In 2011, he launched Future Leadership Academy, a pioneering social venture that is a greenhouse for preparing future world leaders, thinkers & entrepreneurs aged 3-24. In late 2010, he co-founded Impact Hub Dubai, part of a global network that is part-campus, part-incubator & part-innovation hub for over 8000 impact-driven entrepreneurs.
He is founder & CEO of Leading Concepts, a boutique leadership strategy consultancy, focused on helping CEOs optimize their organization's leadership engines. He is also the Chief Disruptive Thinker @ 10x Futures, a boutique advisory firm that partners with C-level teams to create bigger futures through disruptive thinking, strategic alignment & holistic innovation. In 2002, Aman launched the region’s first ever performance consultancy Paradigmz through an exclusive regional alliance with Mercer. He is also an executive director & board member at Dubai 9 Group.
He holds a 1st Class Masters Degree with Hons from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy & Economics as well as a Diploma in Marketing from London School of Economics. He is a lifetime member of the Stanford Business School Alumni Association, Oxford Business Alumni as well as past President of the UAE Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization & a past Regional Learning & Membership Director.
Between 2009-10, he also served as a board member of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals at the World Economic Forum.