About Me

नमस्कार ! Hallo! 👋🏼

I’m Prasad!  

Product Leader. Coach & Mentor. Experiential learner. Wantrepreneur.

Product Director @ Babbel. Berlin 🇩🇪

#prodmgmt #leadership #mentoring #family #food #travel #life.

Product Manager. Leader. Problem solver.

I’m an engineer-turned-PM, passionate about innovating impactful products, and leading teams to build them right. For 12 years, he’s practised hands-on product management spread across B2B & consumer-tech, Individual contributor (IC) / Leadership roles, and multiple industry domains ranging from manufacturing to customer loyalty, and e-commerce to e-learning.

As Director of Product at Babbel, I lead a tribe of 4 cross-functional teams to inspire & lower the barrier for everyone to learn new languages. Proud Alumni: Landmark, Zycus, Larsen & Toubro, BITS-Pilani, PCE. More on LinkedIn.

My skillset, metaphorically.
This was how I viewed my core expertise in 2015, and still holds true.

Experiential learner. Mentor.

My personal growth loop is powered by my strong desire to learn and practice. In 2020, I got better at human-centred innovation and mentoring. Off work, I learned to ski this year (yes, 2020). First time ever on any slope, with just 2 hours of training, 2 days of practice and non-stop motivation from my team, I threaded the blue runs.

That’s me! Special thanks to Geoff for capturing while on his skateboard. (Suttrio, 2020.)

I also learn from failure. Like with start-up SocietyWise with a friend, I understood that product ≠ business, and what not to do. I’ve equally learned equally from people around me – some great mentors. I pay some of that debt forward by offering gratis mentoring to any person or effort that could benefit from my journey. Whether its sound boarding an idea or a career decision, feel free to reach out.

Son. Husband. Father. Foodie. Explorer.

Off work, I spend time with family, cook, travel, mentor, or learn something new. I’m a grateful son, typical husband and an imperfect father. Spending time with family & friends (the American definition) energizes me. When I’m not thinking of any of the above, I’m eating or cooking. My love for traveling has survived an era of backbreaking business trips. I prefer walking or biking to driving. I like watching movies, reading non-fiction, and collecting coins. That’s me!

Edinburgh, 2019.

Thanks for visiting! If you’d like to get in touch, feel free to say hello through any of the social links.

Best,
Prasad