Amit Bhatia

Amit Bhatia Founder

Amit Bhatia is a social entrepreneur and Founder of Aspire, the John P. McNulty Prize winning social enterprise in Education & Training ( Since 2007, Aspire has trained over 65,000 students across 100+ institutions, 51 cities and 18 Indian states.

Amit is also Founder of Aspire Circle, a Trust promoting social leadership in India through Fellowships. Since 2014, Aspire Circle ( has completed 5 cohorts and has 101 eminent Fellows.

Most recently, Amit was Founding CEO ofImpact Investors Council (, industry association of all social investors in India. During his 2014-16 term investments grew from $400 million in 2013 to $1 billion in 2015.

Amit has 25 years management experience. He quit a successful corporate career in 2007 to serve the social sector. He was CEO of WNS Knowledge Services, India’s first outsourcing company to list on NYSE with a $1 billion IPO; Country Manager of FreeMarkets, a supply-chain e-commerce player; and most notably, he founded McKinsey Knowledge Centre, the consulting firm’s global research centre.

Amit completed Bachelor’s from Shri Ram College of Commerce; Master’s from Delhi School of Economics with a Gold Medal; Cost Accounting from ICMAI; and is a Fellow at The Aspen Institute and Aspire Circle.

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