mahender bisht

Co-Founder at Proton

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

Mahender Bisht is a seasoned Strategy and Digital Executive and Advisor with nearly 20 years of value creation background in the TMT and Public sectors.

Mahender’s core strength is identifying opportunities for significant growth and improvement, and executing large-scale programs that deliver significant impact for the business.

Mahender has worked with Public sector organisations to develop and implement growth strategy for the media sector, and digital transformation for G2B services. Mahender has setup helped setup multiple startup ventures in media and education technology.

Earlier on in his career, Mahender worked as a Management Consultant with Oliver Wyman and a Technology Consultant with Sapient (part of Publicis Group), where he managed large-scale Digital and Technology programs for Telecom operators, Public sector and Fortune500 companies.

Mahender holds an MBA in General Management from INSEAD (France) and a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (India).

Employment History

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March 2021 - present

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

Digital Transformation Executive

Strategy& (Formerly Booz & Co)

September 2019 - December 2020

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Executive Director

Ibdaa Limited

April 2017 - August 2019

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Independent Business Strategy & Project Management

2016 - 2017

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Head of Media Tech


September 2016 - August 2019

twofour54 Abu Dhabi

Head of Strategy and Planning

twofour54 Abu Dhabi

2009 - 2016

Oliver Wyman

Associate Management Consultant

Oliver Wyman

2006 - 2009

Language Skills

Country Experience

India Qatar Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates United States United Kingdom



Digital Strategy,

Product Development,

Business Unit Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

Strategic Planning,

Commercial Due Diligence,

Digital Transformation,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Corporate Strategy

Innovation Strategy,


Financial Planning

Information Technology


Marketing and Public Relations

Digital Marketing

Education and Training

Program Management

Industry Experience

Media, Sports & Entertainment

Public Sector

Economic Development



Principal Investors

Venture Capital