Chris Disspain

Advisor & Mentor

Chris Disspain

A highly experienced advisor on international business particularly with a technology and digital focus, with over 40 years of cross-cultural business experience.  Chris offers multi-faceted expertise in business strategy, governance, finance, risk, IP, IT, digital and cyber-security to Western businesses already working in India or evaluating market entry strategies for the Indian Market.

Chris is Chair of The Management Team at the Brooke Consultancy, London, which is associated with LH-B and has a long-standing interest in India.

 Having begun his career as a corporate lawyer in the UK and Australia, in 1996 Chris co-wrote the best-selling “Creating Your Fuller Life Map” which was then developed into a highly successful online business which he and his partners sold in 1999. He then served from 2000 as CEO of the independent governing body of the Australian Internet country code.

Having served (2011-2020) as Non-Executive Director at ICANN (The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), and 7 years as a member of the UN’s Secretary-General’s Internet Governance Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group, Chris also sits on a number of Boards and Advisory Committees of tech companies involved in innovative hardware, software, network development and market disruption. 

Chris is an accomplished speaker and panellist at a range of events and now lives in London.