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, United States, Europe and Asia. He 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 helping organizations with design-led strategies.
Srini is also a Senator of the World Design Organization (WDO) after serving as its President until Feb 2022, where he has been working with WDO 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 which help create a better lifestyle for citizens.
Srini is the Chairman of LUMIUM DESIGN, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based, award-winning product design company that has developed 300+ products in the consumer electronics, medical, industrial goods, security, and surveillance domains. The company has design studios in San Jose (USA) and Ahmedabad (India) to execute creative design projects for global clients.
A visiting Professor of Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Srini is also an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Design at Tongji College of Design & Innovation, Shanghai, and also a member of its International Advisory Board where he mentors educational institutes and technology start-ups to help them grow.
He has been a Keynote Speaker at several Design Conferences across the globe on innovation & design topics, and the Jury Chairman and Member of several well-known design awards across the globe. Srinivas is also 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 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in sustainable development.
He lives in Shanghai, China where he is an avid singer, golfer, and occasional pilot, and travels extensively around the globe.