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Kabir Sehgal            

Founder & CEO of Tiger Turn Productions, NYT Best-Selling Author

Kabir Sehgal is the Founder & CEO of Tiger Turn Productions. Previously, he worked in corporate strategy at First Data Corporation, a global payments technology firm, which completed the largest IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2015. He was also a vice president in emerging market equities at J.P. Morgan and traveled to over twenty-five developing countries to generate investment advice for institutional investors.

He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of fifteen books including six non-fiction books, "Coined", "Jazzocracy", "Fandango at the Wall", "Walk in My Shoes", "Legion of Peace", "Close the Loop". He wrote eight children’s books, including "A Bucket of Blessings", "The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk", and "Festival of Colors".

Sehgal has won five Grammy & three Latin Grammy Awards as a producer. Some of his recognized productions include “American Dreamers” by John Daversa Big Band featuring DACA Artists; “Presidential Suite” by Ted Nash; and “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” by Arturo O’Farrill. Sehgal has released three albums as an artist with Deepak Chopra & Paul Avgerinos: "Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome", "Meditations on the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success", and "Spiritual Warrior". He is also a jazz bassist, composer, and librettist who wrote an opera on the European financial crisis.

Sehgal is the executive producer, producer, and co-writer of "Fandango at the Wall" a feature documentary that explores immigration between the US and Mexico.

Sehgal is a US Navy veteran and reserve officer who served on active duty with special operations in the Middle East, and he received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He served as a speechwriter on a presidential campaign and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and the French-American Foundation. Sehgal is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the London School of Economics.

Speech Topics


Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

He presents on the origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, theology, history and economics. In his book and during talks, his presentation is grounded in current academic research while using entertaining stories accumulated from the frontlines of emerging market investing.

Civil Rights and My Relationship with Ambassador Andrew Young

In this speech, Kabir recounts the lessons learned from "Uncle Andy" on a range of topics, and adapts lessons from the civil rights movement for a younger generation. A sample of questions that Kabir addresses:

Why were young people important to the civil rights movement? What is the civil rights challenge of today? Why was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a macroeconomist?

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