Pune City Connect
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for Digital Start-ups, Skills and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Chairman of Global Talent Track and Skills Alpha and a co-founder of two Indo-US Joint Ventures – Kalzoom Advisors and the Center for AI and Advanced Analytics.
Ganesh is Global Board Director and Chairman of the India Board of Social Venture Partners and Chairman of Pune City Connect, a unique collaborative platform that enables corporations to work with the Government on social and city innovation.
Ganesh has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Bombay and NITIE and has been recognized by EY and the Asia Pacific HR Forum for excellence in entrepreneurship and people-centric leadership. He has two successful CEO tenures over twenty-five years at APTECH and Zensar Technologies. Harvard Business School has written and teaches two case studies on Dr. Ganesh Natarajan and Zensar’s success through Vision Communities.
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.
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.