Varun is a highly accomplished Business lecturer and Programme Leader, having balanced academic depth with industry-based experience. His current research focus is how grassroots organisations create authentic and sustainable leadership for food sovereignty. He is the Founder of a farmer-centered grassroots organisation in New Delhi, India and the Managing Director of a household-centered social enterprise in Auckland, New Zealand.

His Masters thesis at the University of Auckland Business School focused on the Meanings, Motives and Policies for Sustainable Consumption. At EDENZ, Varun is known for his philosophical teaching style, his calm and composed demeanor, and his ability to present existing business concepts in entirely new ways that challenge his students to think outside the box.

In his spare time, Varun loves to start new and exciting social enterprises. He was recently awarded First Place in the November, 2016 Start Up Weekend Auckland where he worked with his team to create a solid business plan around helping new migrants to succeed in New Zealand.



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  • M.Com (Mktg.), B.Com (Hons.)
  • Dip. Digital Creativity