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Poonacha Machaiah is the Chief Executive Officer at Chopra Foundation. He is passionate about conscious leadership and wellbeing. He is pursuing his mission of “personal transformation and societal wellbeing” working alongside leading companies and industry thought leaders.

Poonacha is the co-founder of “Jiyo,” a wellbeing platform that he created alongside internationally renowned physician and author Deepak Chopra M.D. He has co-founded ‘Beyond Performance Sports’, along with a team of global industry leaders who are continually exploring the boundaries of what is possible in sports performance. ‘Deepak Chopra Innerspace’, is a revolutionary new technology startup that he has co-founded that leverages “grounding” to reducing inflammation in both body and mind to restore whole health and wellbeing.

Poonacha holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from the B.M.S. College of Engineering in Bangalore, India.