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Waseem Hussain

Keynote Speaker, Author & Expert on Doing Business in India

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 Waseem Hussain Biography

Waseem Hussain is the managing director of MARWAS Ltd, a management consultancy that specializes in doing business with India. Waseem has helped numerous European companies to design and execute strategies for their business in India. Waseem’s areas of expertise include market strategy and execution, leadership, negotiating, project management, change management, intercultural communication, employee selection and staff attrition management.

Waseem has trained and coached more than 8,000 executives, managers, engineers, scientific researchers and administrative staff in France, Germany, India, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA how to successfully dealing with culture, mentality and work ethos in India. He organizes study and business delegation trips to India, is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and market studies and a keynote speaker at international business conferences. Some of Waseem’s current client works include consulting and trainer roles with ABB, AXA, Credit Suisse, Geberit, Hitachi Zosen, Mettler Toledo, Novartis, SAP, Swisscom, Swiss Re, Unicredit and Zurich Insurance.

Waseem is a Swiss citizen of Indian origin. He was raised in Switzerland, graduated from a commercial college in Zurich and completed onward studies in international management, management consulting, project management, and intercultural communication. He is business fluent and presents also in English, German, Urdu and Hindi and divides his time between consulting, public speaking and writing.

Waseem is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network and a guest lecturer in MBA as well as Executive MBA courses at various universities.

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Speaking Topics
  • Doing Business in India: It is all about harmony, Karma, and 311 trillion years

    Anyone who does business in India runs into inter-cultural problems. Sooner than later you start wondering why your Indian business partner says ‘yes’ but still does not deliver. Your matter-of-factual approach to managing a project somehow does not seem to catch. And timelines seem to be something quite irrelevant to your Indian colleague. – Why?

  • Key take-aways:


    • Understand which are the most frequent problems and challenges when working with business partners and employees in India
    • Why is harmony so important to your Indian colleague?
    • What does Karma have to do with people and project management?
    • How do you meet deadlines with a time budget of 311 trillion years?
    • How you can make use of cultural similarities while overcoming the barriers
    • Learn about action points that you can start implementing right away

  • Why Western Leadership Style Struggles In India

    Most companies operate with a Western-centric view of hierarchy, responsibility and processes. Individuals are expected to lead themselves, and to only bring problems and questions to their supervisors when action is required. But India is a hierarchic society with roots that go 5,000 years deep and involves 1.2 billion people. If you want to succeed in India, you must be willing to apply a different type of leadership. **Key take-aways:**
    • Get deep insights into India’s business culture and mentality
    • Understand how to overcome cultural differences
    • Use cultural similarities in a clever and effective way
    • Develop a leadership style that helps you succeed in India

  • Tol Mol – The Secret Formula for Negotiating in India

    Doing business in India can be a turbulent ride. Especially when it comes to negotiating with Indian partners, you end up being all blood, sweat and tears. Indeed, negotiation is the one thing that almost all Western managers say frustrates them when doing business in India. If you’re going to successfully negotiate in India, you need to know India’s secret formula: Tol Mol. Because Tol Mol does not actually mean negotiating! **Key take-aways:**
    • Understand why western negotiating tactics will fail in India
    • Unlock the secret Indian negotiating formula Tol Mol
    • Learn how you can win negotiations with Indian partners
    • Moreover, Tol Mol will improve your negotiating style even with partners in the west

  • Jugaad: Innovation, Indian style

    When engineers in the western world research and develop, they usually wonder how to get a sufficiently big budget they can spend. In India, however, you first think of ways how to earn money that you will spend only afterwards. Because India was a poor country until recently, people there have developed a habit they call ‘Jugaad’. This is becoming popular even in the west and is labelled ‘Frugal Innovation’. French carmaker Renault has become a champion of frugal innovation. **Key take-aways:**
    • Learn how poverty in India has created ‘Jugaad’, a fascinating concept for industrial innovation
    • Find out how to use ‘Jugaad’ in a systematic way
    • See how you can improve your company’s profit margin thanks to frugal innovation
    • Jugaad is a magician’s job; he is the Jugaadu. Find out how to be a frugal innovator and therefore a magician!

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Waseem Hussain?

    Booking fees for Waseem Hussain, 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 Waseem Hussain, 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 Waseem Hussain?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Waseem Hussain 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 Waseem Hussain for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 Waseem Hussain or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Waseem Hussain 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.
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Waseem Hussain

Keynote Speaker, Author & Expert on Doing Business in India

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Waseem Hussain Biography

Waseem Hussain is the managing director of MARWAS Ltd, a management consultancy that specializes in doing business with India. Waseem has helped numerous European companies to design and execute strategies for their business in India. Waseem’s areas of expertise include market strategy and execution, leadership, negotiating, project management, change management, intercultural communication, employee selection and staff attrition management.

Waseem has trained and coached more than 8,000 executives, managers, engineers, scientific researchers and administrative staff in France, Germany, India, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA how to successfully dealing with culture, mentality and work ethos in India. He organizes study and business delegation trips to India, is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and market studies and a keynote speaker at international business conferences. Some of Waseem’s current client works include consulting and trainer roles with ABB, AXA, Credit Suisse, Geberit, Hitachi Zosen, Mettler Toledo, Novartis, SAP, Swisscom, Swiss Re, Unicredit and Zurich Insurance.

Waseem is a Swiss citizen of Indian origin. He was raised in Switzerland, graduated from a commercial college in Zurich and completed onward studies in international management, management consulting, project management, and intercultural communication. He is business fluent and presents also in English, German, Urdu and Hindi and divides his time between consulting, public speaking and writing.

Waseem is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network and a guest lecturer in MBA as well as Executive MBA courses at various universities.

Waseem Hussain Speaking Topics

  • Doing Business in India: It is all about harmony, Karma, and 311 trillion years

    Anyone who does business in India runs into inter-cultural problems. Sooner than later you start wondering why your Indian business partner says ‘yes’ but still does not deliver. Your matter-of-factual approach to managing a project somehow does not seem to catch. And timelines seem to be something quite irrelevant to your Indian colleague. – Why?

  • Key take-aways:


    • Understand which are the most frequent problems and challenges when working with business partners and employees in India
    • Why is harmony so important to your Indian colleague?
    • What does Karma have to do with people and project management?
    • How do you meet deadlines with a time budget of 311 trillion years?
    • How you can make use of cultural similarities while overcoming the barriers
    • Learn about action points that you can start implementing right away

  • Why Western Leadership Style Struggles In India

    Most companies operate with a Western-centric view of hierarchy, responsibility and processes. Individuals are expected to lead themselves, and to only bring problems and questions to their supervisors when action is required. But India is a hierarchic society with roots that go 5,000 years deep and involves 1.2 billion people. If you want to succeed in India, you must be willing to apply a different type of leadership. **Key take-aways:**
    • Get deep insights into India’s business culture and mentality
    • Understand how to overcome cultural differences
    • Use cultural similarities in a clever and effective way
    • Develop a leadership style that helps you succeed in India

  • Tol Mol – The Secret Formula for Negotiating in India

    Doing business in India can be a turbulent ride. Especially when it comes to negotiating with Indian partners, you end up being all blood, sweat and tears. Indeed, negotiation is the one thing that almost all Western managers say frustrates them when doing business in India. If you’re going to successfully negotiate in India, you need to know India’s secret formula: Tol Mol. Because Tol Mol does not actually mean negotiating! **Key take-aways:**
    • Understand why western negotiating tactics will fail in India
    • Unlock the secret Indian negotiating formula Tol Mol
    • Learn how you can win negotiations with Indian partners
    • Moreover, Tol Mol will improve your negotiating style even with partners in the west

  • Jugaad: Innovation, Indian style

    When engineers in the western world research and develop, they usually wonder how to get a sufficiently big budget they can spend. In India, however, you first think of ways how to earn money that you will spend only afterwards. Because India was a poor country until recently, people there have developed a habit they call ‘Jugaad’. This is becoming popular even in the west and is labelled ‘Frugal Innovation’. French carmaker Renault has become a champion of frugal innovation. **Key take-aways:**
    • Learn how poverty in India has created ‘Jugaad’, a fascinating concept for industrial innovation
    • Find out how to use ‘Jugaad’ in a systematic way
    • See how you can improve your company’s profit margin thanks to frugal innovation
    • Jugaad is a magician’s job; he is the Jugaadu. Find out how to be a frugal innovator and therefore a magician!

FAQs on booking Waseem Hussain

  • How to book Waseem Hussain?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Waseem Hussain 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 Waseem Hussain, 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 Waseem Hussain or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Waseem Hussain?

    Booking fees for Waseem Hussain, 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 Waseem Hussain, 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 Waseem Hussain?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Waseem Hussain 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 Waseem Hussain 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 Waseem Hussain or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Waseem Hussain 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.

Waseem Hussain is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Waseem Hussain for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Waseem Hussain generally travels from ZurichSwitzerland and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Gary Hamel, Anil Gupta, Kevin Allocca, Shashi Tharoor and Bill Gates. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Waseem Hussain for an upcoming event.

Waseem Hussain Speaking Topics

  • Doing Business in India: It is all about harmony, Karma, and 311 trillion years

    Anyone who does business in India runs into inter-cultural problems. Sooner than later you start wondering why your Indian business partner says ‘yes’ but still does not deliver. Your matter-of-factual approach to managing a project somehow does not seem to catch. And timelines seem to be something quite irrelevant to your Indian colleague. – Why?

  • Key take-aways:


    • Understand which are the most frequent problems and challenges when working with business partners and employees in India
    • Why is harmony so important to your Indian colleague?
    • What does Karma have to do with people and project management?
    • How do you meet deadlines with a time budget of 311 trillion years?
    • How you can make use of cultural similarities while overcoming the barriers
    • Learn about action points that you can start implementing right away

  • Why Western Leadership Style Struggles In India

    Most companies operate with a Western-centric view of hierarchy, responsibility and processes. Individuals are expected to lead themselves, and to only bring problems and questions to their supervisors when action is required. But India is a hierarchic society with roots that go 5,000 years deep and involves 1.2 billion people. If you want to succeed in India, you must be willing to apply a different type of leadership. **Key take-aways:**
    • Get deep insights into India’s business culture and mentality
    • Understand how to overcome cultural differences
    • Use cultural similarities in a clever and effective way
    • Develop a leadership style that helps you succeed in India

  • Tol Mol – The Secret Formula for Negotiating in India

    Doing business in India can be a turbulent ride. Especially when it comes to negotiating with Indian partners, you end up being all blood, sweat and tears. Indeed, negotiation is the one thing that almost all Western managers say frustrates them when doing business in India. If you’re going to successfully negotiate in India, you need to know India’s secret formula: Tol Mol. Because Tol Mol does not actually mean negotiating! **Key take-aways:**
    • Understand why western negotiating tactics will fail in India
    • Unlock the secret Indian negotiating formula Tol Mol
    • Learn how you can win negotiations with Indian partners
    • Moreover, Tol Mol will improve your negotiating style even with partners in the west

  • Jugaad: Innovation, Indian style

    When engineers in the western world research and develop, they usually wonder how to get a sufficiently big budget they can spend. In India, however, you first think of ways how to earn money that you will spend only afterwards. Because India was a poor country until recently, people there have developed a habit they call ‘Jugaad’. This is becoming popular even in the west and is labelled ‘Frugal Innovation’. French carmaker Renault has become a champion of frugal innovation. **Key take-aways:**
    • Learn how poverty in India has created ‘Jugaad’, a fascinating concept for industrial innovation
    • Find out how to use ‘Jugaad’ in a systematic way
    • See how you can improve your company’s profit margin thanks to frugal innovation
    • Jugaad is a magician’s job; he is the Jugaadu. Find out how to be a frugal innovator and therefore a magician!

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