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Amit Bhatia is chief executive officer of GSG or The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (www.gsgii.org) since April 2017. GSG is an independent global steering group catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship to benefit people and the planet. Prior to GSG, Amit was Founding CEO of India’s Impact Investors Council (www.iiic.in) from 2014 to 2016, when impact investments in India grew from $400 million in 2013 to $1 billion in 2015.
Amit is Founder of Aspire, the 2012 John P. McNulty Prize winning social enterprise in Education & Training (www.aspireindia.org). Since 2007, Aspire has trained over 65,000 students across 100+ institutions, 51 cities and 18 Indian states. He is also Founder of Aspire Circle (www.aspirecircle.org), which promotes social leadership and has 150 eminent Fellows.
Amit 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 - India for FreeMarkets Inc., an online auction pioneer in B2B procurement, and most notably, Founder of McKinsey Knowledge Center, the consulting firm’s global research center.
Amit received his Bachelor’s from Shri Ram College of Commerce, his Master’s from Delhi School of Economics with a Gold Medal and Cost Accounting from ICMAI. He is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.