Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva
Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva Bio
In Ventures magazine calls her 'The Reinvention Guru.' TEDx Navasink calls her 'The Queen of Reinvention.' Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva is a scientist, entrepreneur, and author specializing in resilience and reinvention.
As a consultant, Nadya helped such companies as Coca-Cola, IBM, CISCO, L'Oreal Group, Danone, Kohler, Erste Bank, Henkel, Knauf Insulation, and Vienna Insurance Group reinvent their products, leadership practices and business models to meet new market demands and prepare for incoming disruptions. As a speaker, she delivered keynotes to more than 100,000 executives. As a business educator, she run hundreds of Executive Education workshops for nearly 10,000 leaders.
Nadya developed her fascination with reinvention as a teenager. She was born in Kazakhstan, then part of the Soviet Union. In 1991, the Soviet Union dissolved overnight, leaving society in shambles. With no currency, constitution, police or regulations, Nadya saw firsthand how some people panicked, while others stepped up and used this as an opportunity to reinvent. The lessons were not lost on her as Nadya researched and developed new methods for companies to sustain and renew themselves in volatile business environments.
Nadya is the author of two books, including "Overfished Ocean Strategy: Powering Up Innovation for a Resource-Deprived World", which was named Best Book of 2014 by Soundview Executive Book Summaries. Her new book, "The Titanic Syndrome: Why Companies Sink and How to Reinvent Your Way Out of Any Business Disaster" is forthcoming in 2019.