Bhanu Potta is passionate about building and growing purposeful Products, Businesses, and Organizations which enhance human potential. He is an accomplished global expert on Product Leadership, Learning Design, and Social Investments. Bhanu is a certified board director and sits on various boards and committees.
In a career spanning 23 years, Bhanu set up and successfully led global product programs and large-scale digital initiatives in learning, wellbeing and livelihood sectors which cumulatively benefited over 250+ million people in Asia and Africa. He held executive and senior management positions at multi-nationals like Worldreader, Microsoft, Nokia, Perot Systems, Informatics Group & NIIT Group.
Presently, as the founding partner at Zinger Labs, Bhanu shares his time between India, Europe, and the USA advising boards, CXO teams, investors & startup founders on building successful products businesses and impact-focused organizations. Bhanu helps startups in USA, Europe and India journey from Idea to Market to multi-million dollar Series A rounds.
Bhanu is the Global Executive Member and India Board Director at Worldreader, where he provides executive leadership and strategic direction to Worldreader’s global digital reading product portfolio and the buildup of India Organization.
Bhanu sits on the Global Expert Committee of the UNESCO - Pearson’s Initiative for Literacy: Improved Livelihoods in a Digital World.
Bhanu is often an invited resource faculty at various reputed institutions and organizations. He is a Board Directors' Masterclass & Resource Faculty on Products & Technology Leadership, CSR & Social Investments with the Institute of Directors, India. On invitation from the Institute of Product Leadership, Bhanu was the Professor of Practice in Product Leadership from 2013 to 2016, where he was instrumental in designing Asia’s first Executive MBA in Product Leadership. This pathbreaking cross-sector product leadership capacity building engine is an 18 month university granted post masters executive degree program, which since 2013, has helped over 1000+ mid-career professional (15-22 years experience levels) to transition successfully into Product Leadership roles in Tech, Manufacturing, FMCG, Digital, Content, Media, Food & Beverage, Knowledge Services, Social Impact sectors.
Bhanu is a frequently invited speaker and panel moderator at international conferences. He is a sought-after counsel, mentor & professor of practice on Product Leadership, Strategy, ICT4D, EdTech and Social Investments.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.