Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia Founder and CEO

Founder and CEO, ASPIRE Human Capital Management,

Amit Bhatia is a social entrepreneur. His vision is to address India's challenge of talent availability and employability through Aspire, co-promoted by 28 CEOs as Investors. Since 2007, Aspire enables education that enhances employability and trained 50,000 students across 44 institutions in over 20 Tier 2,3 & 4 Indian cities (in rural & semi urban India) across 12 states. Aspire was recognized as an "Education Czar" in August 2008 by MINT, a WSJ publication and Finalist of John P. McNulty Award (USA) in July 2010.

Amit has 20 years of management experience and till recently served as CEO of WNS Knowledge Services which he built to a 1200-strong operation. Amit was part of the Leadership Team which listed WNS on NYSE in 2006. Prior to WNS, Amit served as the Founding Country Manager for FreeMarkets, Inc. leading its supply chain consulting business & offshore development centre in India and knowledge management globally. FreeMarkets had a record $10 billion listing on NASDAQ in 1999. Most notably, Amit conceived, founded and led the McKinsey Knowledge Center in New Delhi, the consulting firm's global research centre, serving over 80 McKinsey offices worldwide. He has also held analytic and research positions at American Express and a domestic brokerage firm.

Amit has a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Master's Degree in Commerce from Delhi School of Economics. He is also a qualified Cost & Works Accountant.

Amit is a Trustee of The Aspen Institute India, an India Leadership Initiative Fellow of The Aspen Institute, Charter Member of TIE; on CII's National Committees for Primary Education, Higher Education and Skills; Life Member of NHRDN and Chair/Co-Chair of Academia-Industry and Skills Development Committees of EPSI.

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