Chairman-NASSCOM Foundation & GTT
President - HBS Club of India
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Skills, Start-ups and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global Talent Track, a pioneer in Employability Skills Training in Asia.
Ganesh has two significant corporate success stories to his credit - APTECH a global training major which he led for ten years and Zensar Technologies, a global software success story which he led as its Vice Chairman & CEO till early 2016.
Ganesh’s industry responsibilities include Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, President of the HBS Club of India and a member of the National Council of the CII. Ganesh is a Global Board Director of Social Venture Partners and Convener of SVP Pune.
Author of nine books and a sought after speaker at national and international forums, he believes in the triple bottom line approach to management and leadership.
Ganesh & NASSCOM
Ganesh Natarajan is the Vice Chairman of Zensar Technologies, a NASSCOM Top 15 IT Services company, that transforms technology and processes for Fortune 500 companies. He is the Vice President of the HBS Club of India. Ganesh chairs Innovation, Intellectual Property and Knowledge for the Confederation of Indian Industry and is a member of the Chairmens' Council of industry association NASSCOM. He was Chairman of NASSCOM in 2008-09.
After completing his Mechanical Engineering with a gold medal in 1979 from BIT Mesra, Ganesh went on to be a gold medalist in Industrial Engineering from NITIE and later also did a PhD in Knowledge Management at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Ganesh was conferred with the Asia Pac Entrepreneur Award by Enterprise Asia in 2010 and has also been recognized by Ernst & Young for exceptional leadership. He is the author of four McGraw Hill Books on Business Process Re-engineering and Knowledge Management and is also a regular columnist for IT industry and business papers and magazines.- See more at: https://www.nasscomfoundation.org/who-we-are/leadership/478-ganesh-natarajan.html#sthash.xxxfJOm0.dpuf
Ganesh & NES
Natarajan Education Society(NES) has been established by Dr Ganesh Natarajan, Chairman of the National Knowledge Committee of the CII. member of the Chairmen's Council of NASSCOM and a member of the Management Board of the multi-billion dollar RPG Enterprises where he heads the IT sector and is Vice Chairman of Zensar Technologies Ltd. NES has been named after Ganesh's father the late Shri Ganapathy Iyer Natarajan, a noble individual who worked tirelessly to bring about some hope and aspiration through his "Seva Kendra" set up in Tatisilwai, one of the small vilages of Jharkhand.
An innovator with a track record of success in Consultancy, Education and Global Information Technology, Dr Ganesh Natarajan is building a team of committed professionals who will create and implement innovative ideas for Education and Technology development to transform the future for many young Indians.
All the projects NES undertakes are designed to increase the number of young people who possess market-relevant skills and to ensure higher levels of economic productivity through skilled individuals and innovation.
NES seeks to use innovative pedagogy and technology to bring the best global standards of skill development to the world's under-privileged citizens.
Ganesh & HARVARD
A Gold Medalist in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering, Dr Ganesh Natarajan has completed his PhD in Knowledge Management at IIT Bombay; Dr Natarajan is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Harvard Business School.
Awards and Recognitions
Ganesh was named 'CEO of the Year' by the Asia Pacific HR Conference in 1999 and received the Asia HRD Congress Award for Contributions to the Organisation through HR in 2005. Ganesh was also the finalist at the Ernst & Young 2005 Award where he was recognized for exceptional entrepreneurship.Having been a part of two major success stories in IT Training and Consulting earlier, NIIT and APTECH,Ganesh grew the company's revenues fifty times during his ten year stint as CEO of Aptech and listed it on the Indian and London Stock Exchanges. Ganesh is the National Chair for Confederation of Indian Industries - IT and ITES Committee and a fellow of the Computer Society of India. He also chairs the Higher Education forum of the Confederation of Indian Industries in Western India. He is a memberof the Board of Governors of NITIE Mumbai and member of the Executive Council and Chairmen's Council of NASSCOM.