Manoj Fenelon

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Program Director of Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design Former Director of Pepsico Foresight & Innovation

Manoj created and led a Strategic Foresight practice at Pepsico, where he worked for eleven years. In addition, he co-founded PepsiCorps, a grassroots leadership and development program that won the Chairman’s Award in 2013. Manoj was selected an an Aspen First Mover Fellow for his work on a holistic, enterprise-level water strategy. He has taught in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Connecticut, and has lectured at Yale, NYU Stern, Bard and Philadelphia University. Manoj holds an M.A. in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.

Manoj Fenelon has made a career out of being curious about what people buy, and why—not only products and services but also notions about the world and how it works (or doesn’t). In a world teeming with answers, he asks important questions and catalyzes collective imagination towards transformative social change. Fenelon is a futurist who does not believe in predictions, advocating instead for participatory approaches to co-imagining desirable tomorrows. Fenelon is Indian by birth, a New Yorker by residence, and a nomad in spirit.