Nag-Bushan Odekar is the Head of Brand and Advertising at Northwestern Mutual, a Fortune 112 company. Nag uses his classical music background (as a composer and a conductor) to bring innovation, passion and energy to his company. He sees empathy and humanity as primary drivers to build differentiated brand strategies in a complex, cluttered and confused world of the financial industry.
He has also worked at The Hartford Financial Services, CT, and Fidelity Investments, Boston.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in composition from Oberlin Conservatory, a Diploma from the Juilliard School, and a double Master’s in composition and conducting from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Nag's compositions have been performed extensively in England, Scotland, France, Italy, Japan and the United States. He founded The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra and has been a guest conductor with several orchestras.