Davinder Kohli, WMP'22


Special Skills, Qualifications & Previous Board Experience
I serve as the Chief Digital Officer at Creospan, a mid-size technology and strategy consulting company. In my role, I help healthcare, financial, and telecom organizations increase customer engagement and achieve operational efficiencies. I also serve as a board member of the Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF), which transforms the lives of underprivileged students by providing them with scholarships for higher education. In this capacity, I provide the vision and strategy for building SHDF's digital platform, including social media marketing. I also serve as a mentor to the Global Women in Tech program with the US Department of Commerce. I have spoken at various conferences, including the World Economic Forum, and recently did a webinar on AI attended by over 300 students. I am a big foodie and a golfer, and I enjoy networking with people from diverse backgrounds and skill sets. As a board member of the WCNCR, I can help organize events and contribute to building awareness of WCNCR within my Wharton network and social media.

As a leader in my organization, I have fostered a culture of diversity and ensured we have diverse candidates in our interview pool. This has led to hiring people from different ethnicities and over 26 languages spoken in our company. In my prior places of work, including my own startup, I have valued having a diverse culture as it brought in diversity of thought and made our products and services. Growing up, I was fortunate to have lived in different countries, which contributed to my cultural competency. As a practicing Sikh, I believe in the well-being of everyone regardless of their ethnicity, race, or gender.

I have enjoyed the in-person networking dinners and the online sessions conducted by David Gertler. I would like to contribute and organize sessions on emerging technologies. At Wharton, I brought industry speakers to our online events where our cohort members could learn and network with them. As a board member, I would like to create similar networking opportunities to connect WCNCR members to Wharton leaders in various organizations. After living 30 years in Chicago, I recently moved to Northern Virginia. Over the last year, I have learned that 1 in 7 DC households struggle with hunger. I would like to engage the Wharton Alumni Community to collectively serve at food kitchens such as Seva Truck (https://sevatruck.org/), whose mission is to combat food insecurity in the Washington, DC area.