Dinesh Sonak (Dutch/Indian, 37) is Managing Director of ADCN - the club for creativity in advertising and design in the Netherlands. ADCN's mission is to accelerate creative leadership, culture and talent and to stimulate excellence, co-creation and innovation in communications. ADCN's partners include MediaMonks, Facebook, Stedelijk Museum, Heineken, Google and MassiveMusic.
Dinesh is the founder of Banyan Tree - a creative & strategy shop for ventures, products and concepts at the intersection of creativity, commerce and culture. He has worked for Heineken, THNK School of Creative Leadership, Saaf India Foundation and frog design in Europe, Africa and India. He currently serves as a Board member of A'DAM&Co, the club for the creative industry in Amsterdam.
He was educated in strategy, economics, innovation, design and arts at IMD, Stanford Business School, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, Sotheby's and IDEO U. He participated in the D&AD Festival 2015.