TEDxDTU-Ajay Chaturvedi-Buidling a Socio Capitalistic Model

Ajay is the Founder & Chairman of HarVa, a unique and first of its kind rural enterprise in the world. HarVa means 'green', the color that signifies progress and well being, Green for the Villages and stands for "Harnessing Value" of rural India. HarVa is a new age business model focused on assisting rural India to access and harness the opportunities that urban India / local environment offers for a better quality of life. The engine that drives this Socio-Capitalistic model is the out-of-the-box thinking leading to innovations relevant to connecting rural India with the corporate world. Primarily HarVa is into all women Rural BPOs, Community Farming of non-rain dependent cash crops and Microfinance for the under-served. Besides serving on boards of several companies, Ajay is an ex-Citi banker where he served in Strategy and Sales positions in Cards and Consumer banking verticals. Ajay begun his career with IBM Consulting in the US and has over 14 years of experience in Management, Operations and IT Consulting across Financial Services, IT and ITeS industries in US, UK, and South East Asia. Prior to Citi, Ajay was the Transition Leader at Global Vantedge, a company that was a pioneer in many ways besides being the first offshore receivables management provider. Ajay is an Engineer from BITS Pilani and a Graduate in Management of Technology from the School of Engineering and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He truly believes in the power of cost effective innovation on all aspects that will lead to value creation in India and supports the Socio-Capitalistic business models as the drivers of inclusive growth. He also thinks that the real growth in India is yet to come and is possible only when we get into the real fabric of the country and not just overlay thoughts and patterns from the developed nations. A voracious reader, an avid golfer and an ardent traveller, Ajay spent almost a decade living in the US and across the world and now lives in Gurgaon. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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