The Director of Lonely Planet India, SeshSeshadri is one of the most established names in the publishing industry today. Carving a niche for himself witha career spanning over four decades, he played a vital role in LonelyPlanet’s entryinto the Indian market with the launch of its series of Travel Guides in 2012.Lonely Planet has till date launched 53 titles.
His current role is to create a sustained andsuccessful presencefor Lonely Planet in India adding value to their future developments.
Previously associated with Oxford University Press (OUP) for over 25 years until 1997, SeshSeshadriwas the only employee to be appointed to 3 of OUP’s national strategic committees’ viz.Educational,Academic and Finance & Operations.SeshSeshadri credits much of his publishing knowledge andcapability to Oxford University Press. He has also worked with Dorling Kindersley. India serving asExecutive Director and played a key role in the company’s revamp strategyincluding warehousing,customer service, marketing and publishing systems.
In addition to over four decades of publishing experience, Chennai-born SeshSeshadri is also a successful consultant and an entrepreneur. SeshSeshadri established publishing consulting company O.V.E.R.L.E.A.F. in 1997 which passionately works towards furnishing classrooms withquality learning and providing world class teaching resources. He is also the trustee of Neelbagh Group of schools founded by David Horsburgh. Furthermore, he was the FounderDirector at Textech that specializes in providing academic solutions in the form of books and ebooksthat enable publishers to create, manage, repurpose, and distribute content.
SeshSeshadri comes from a family of publishing professionals with a combined experience of morethan 100 years. Besides publishing and consulting, Sesh is a crazy cricket fan. If not in the publishing industry, he would surely be a cricket umpire. He enjoys south Indian classical music and is also skilled to speak in several languages. His wife enjoys being a home maker and his son Naveen has completed his MBA from Duke, USA, one among the top ten business schools and is currently working as Vice President –Digital Commerce and Experiences with BJ’s- Retail Chain, USA. www.lonelyplanet.in