Waseem Hussain is an internationally renowned expert, keynote speaker, author, cross-cultural trainer and lecturer on doing business in India. He has trained and coached more than 10,000 executives, managers, engineers, scientific researchers and administrative staff across Europe and the USA to successfully deal with culture, mentality and work ethos in India.

He is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and market studies, and a keynote speaker at international business conferences. He also organizes study and business delegation trips to India.

Waseem is a member of the Duke Corporate Education Global Learning Resource Network, faculty with the International Executive MBA program at Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), visiting faculty with the Supply Chain Management Executive MBA course at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH, and member of the Thunderbird Educator Network at Thunderbird School of Global Management.

He is a “Top 100 Keynote Speaker” and recipient of the ZfU Teaching Award in Gold from ZfU International Business School, Switzerland.

In his previous professional activities Waseem worked as a South Asia correspondent for print as well as broadcast media in Switzerland and Germany. Later, he managed a Swiss-Indian joint venture in the air transportation industry and was the business manager with a multi-national outsourcing company.

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 in English, German, Urdu and Hindi.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Waseem Hussain and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Waseem.Hussain

Joys and Jolts of IT in India

India’s IT Diaspora: No homesick Blues

There are 500,000 unfilled jobs in the IT sector in India. To fill the gap, its government wants many in diaspora in the Silicon Valley and elsewhere in the west to return home. But they aren’t.
May 29, 2015
Joys and Jolts of IT in India

How deadlines can kill your outsourcing deal in India

Business relationships that focus on transaction only inevitably lead to a fixation on time and material. But India has a culturally based notion for creativity, which is the source of innovation. Clients in the west should not waste this opportunity that India has at offer.
May 1, 2015
Joys and Jolts of IT in India

India: Where innovation is magic

India and innovation have been an unhappy couple for a long time. Now game changers are reinventing India's IT industry with innovation and professionalism.
March 26, 2015
Joys and Jolts of IT in India

7 Key Success Factors for Your IT Project in India

While outsourcing to India is a good idea, one needs to address the inevitable additional workload with preemptive measures. Here's how better business analysis, narrative use cases and cross-cultural competence that is specific to India can help you succeed.
February 9, 2015
Joys and Jolts of IT in India

Why India Loves Scrum

India's culture of erratic change perfectly matches the West's lust for scrum.
January 9, 2015
Joys and Jolts of IT in India

Why Your Team in India Won’t Say ‘No’

Your software engineer in India loves to say yes but hates to say no. So much it can bring you to the brink of despair! So what is the remedy for India's "yes culture"?
December 2, 2014