Founder of HarVa, Panelist, Moderator 1991-1995
|Honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Ajay established HarVa (harnessing value of rural India) in 2010. HarVa is a start-up that creates value in rural areas by providing opportunities to rural women, youth and farmers. Ajay’s journey, from a management consultant and a banker in the United States to a social entrepreneur in India and now an author, is an interesting one. Having found the purpose of his life in the Himalayas, he came back to set up farms in his hometown Dehradun, Uttarakhand and in Sohna, Haryana. Thus came HarVa.
Ajay has been lauded for his work both nationally and internationally. An alumnus of BITS Pilani, SEAS and The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, Ajay likes to spend time in the Himalayas, when not working. He’s a CNN Youth Icon and holds many other recognitions such as Rotary Iconic Youth and PIMR Entrepreneur of The Year .