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Srini Srinivasan
Prof of Industrial Design & Chief Operations Officer

Prof. Srini Srinivasan is a highly accomplished design educator, designer & entrepreneur in creative design and technology development, with over 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley, the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Presently, Prof. Srinivasan is a Professor of Industrial Design at the Design Institute of Innovation Shanghai (DIIS) and additionally the Chief Operations Officer of the institute. DIIS is a non-profit entity that is focused on Innovation Transformation Engine and helps organizations with design-led strategies.

Presently, Srini is a Senator of WDO (World Design Organization, formerly Icsid) after serving as its President until Feb 2022. He has been working with its global members to promote sustainability and design for a better world.

Srini is also the Founding President of WDO Foundation, a non-profit entity set up to work with Cities, Municipalities and local governments to execute projects that help create a better lifestyle for citizens.

Srini is the Chairman of LUMIUM DESIGN, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based, world-class, award-winning product Design Company that has developed 300+ products in the Consumer Electronics, Medical, Industrial Goods, Security, and Surveillance domains. Lumium has design studios in San Jose (USA) and Ahmedabad (India) to execute creative design projects for global clients.

Srini is a visiting Professor of Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at Tongji College of Design & Innovation, Shanghai, and also a member of its International Advisory Board. In his role as an Advisory Board member, Srini helps and mentors educational institutes and technology start-ups to help them grow. 

Srini has been a Keynote Speaker at several Design Conferences across the globe on Innovation & Design topics. He has been the Jury Chairman and Member of the Jury on several well-known Design Awards across the globe. Srini is an active member of IDSA, the professional body for Industrial Designers in the US.

Srini attended UC Berkeley for his executive education in Product Management. Presently, Srini is pursuing his Ph.D. in Sustainable Development.

Srini lives in Shanghai, China, and travels extensively around the globe. He is also an avid singer, golfer, and occasional pilot.