About Anoop Prakash
Prior to taking responsibility for Harley-Davidson Canada, Anoop led the brand’s entry into India in 2009, where he built a subsidiary operation and dealer network from the ground-up, and stood up of manufacturing and regional sourcing operations.
Prior to joining Harley-Davidson in 2009, Anoop served as a senior executive service appointee in the Administration of President George W. Bush as deputy chief of staff at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. There he worked on several national initiatives including neighborhood stabilization in the wake of the mortgage crisis, and improving agency coordination and response to natural disasters. Prior to that role, Anoop served as associate
administrator for Entrepreneurial Development at the US Small Business Administration, where he led the agency’s efforts to increase technical assistance to entrepreneurs in underserved markets, and actively participated in international trade promotion.
He previously held several senior private sector roles in strategy, sales, and business development, including as a vice-president of strategy and business development at LexisNexis, director of business development and alliances at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle Corporation), and as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he focused on business-building projects in the consumer goods and retail sectors.
A former US Marine Corps Officer, Anoop holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Public Policy from Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Anoop has previously served as a mentor and board member of several organizations in the US and India, including the the United Way of Delhi, Young India Fellows Program at Ashoka University, Harvard Business School Association of Boston and Brainfood, where he was the board chair.
In Canada, he currently serves on the board of the Canadian-American Business Council (CABC), on the Advisory Council of the DMZ at Toronto Metropolitan University, and as an active member of the Young President’s Organization (YPO) Toronto Chapter.