Avanish Sahai


(With my wife and daughter in Laos over the break)

I am a former technology executive with experiences in product, marketing, and ecosystems. I held leadership positions at both early-stage and established companies including Oracle, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Google Cloud. I also have served on the boards of tech companies HubSpot, Birdie.ai, and Scribe, as well as of non-profits World Affairs and BayBrazil. Born in India, raised in Brazil, and now a US citizen, I am an avid traveler (50+ countries).

My expertise lies in connecting product vision and roadmaps to messaging and positioning that drives go-to-market programs and priorities.

I hold an MBA from UCLA Anderson, an MSCE from Boston University, and a BSEE from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. I am married to DCI and UCLA Anderson alum Faye Sahai; we have a son who graduated from Pomona College ‘20 and a daughter graduated from Brown University ‘23.

During the DCI program my focus is to learn more about sustainability and public policy - to subsequently be able to leverage my business expertise in bridging the gap with policy makers on key issues like AI, Climate Change and more.