Amit Bhatia, an award-winning social entrepreneur, is founder and chairman of Aspire, an employability education firm in India. Since 2007, Aspire has trained over 62,000 students across 100 institutions in 16 states. Bhatia has been recognized as “Education Czar” in 2008 by MINT (a Wall Street Journal publication), finalist in 2010 and winner in 2012 of the John P. McNulty Prize, a “Young Turk” by CNBC-TV18 and featured in Fast Company, as well as Business Today as “66 Reasons to Keep Your Faith in India” in 2013.
Bhatia has 21 years of management experience and until 2007 served as CEO of WNS Knowledge Services, successfully listing WNS on the New York Stock Exchange with a one billion dollar IPO. Prior to WNS, Bhatia was the founding country manager for FreeMarkets, Inc. Most notably, Bhatia conceived, founded and led the McKinsey Knowledge Center in Delhi NCR, the consulting firm’s global research center. He also has held business and financial analysis positions at American Express.
Bhatia has a bachelor’s degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce and a master’s degree from Delhi School of Economics with a University Gold Medal. He is also a qualified Cost and Works Accountant and is both a fellow and trustee of The Aspen Institute.