Srinath is a Senior Automotive Research Specialist at Oliver Wyman in Munich. Before this, he was part of the strategy team at a leading German automotive manufacturer, where he worked extensively with the business units in China and in Japan. He had additional responsibility for building research collaborations with universities in China and India. He was concurrently a research partner at the ASIA CONNECT Center and the India Competence Center of the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Srinath is pursuing his doctoral degree in strategy management at FAU Nuremberg. He holds a Masters degree in Automotive Engineering from RWTH Aachen in Germany and an undergraduate degree from NITK Surathkal in India. An ambassador in the 2018 IGYLF Flagship Conference in New Delhi, he was also involved in setting up of Munich chapter.

"It is crucial to have transparency in opportunities and access to enable partnering of organizations in Germany and India, and contextualize these efforts with a recognition of the socio-cultural differences and building trust between both people."