“Founder of HarVa, Ajay Chaturvedi, is an ex-Citi where he served in Strategy and Sales positions in Cards and Consumer banking verticals. Ajay begun his career with IBM Consulting in the US and has experience in Management, Operations and IT Consulting across Financial Services, IT and ITeS industries in US, UK, and South East Asia. Prior to Citi, Ajay was the Transition Leader at Global Vantedge, a company that was a pioneer in many ways besides being the first offshore receivables management provider. Ajay is an Engineer from BITS Pilani and a Graduate in Management of Technology from the School of Engineering and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ajay truly believes in the power of cost effective innovation on all aspects that will lead to value creation across the world,
especially in India and supports the Socio-Capitalistic business models as the drivers of inclusive growth. He also thinks that the real growth in rural areas across the world and in India is yet to come and is possible only when we get into the real fabric of the country and not just overlay thoughts and patterns from the developed nations. A voracious reader, an avid golfer and an ardent traveller, Ajay spent almost a decade living in the US and across the world and now lives in Gurgaon. Most recently Ajay was awarded CNN IBN Youth Icon / Young Indian Leader of the year 2011.
Most recently HarVa XPO entered the Limca Book of Records for being the first all women rural BPO in the world. HarVa has won numerous awards and accolades including the Manthan Chairman Excellence Award 2011, SKOCH Financial Inclusion 2011 and TiE Entrepreneurial Excellence 2011 among the latest recognitions. Earlier in 2011, HarVa was also identified as the 3rd most innovative company in India (next only to Tata Motors) by the Fast Company magazine of New York
Ajay has recently been recognized by Yahoo as Unsung Heroes of 2012 and nominated as one of the Amazing Global Indians by Times Now News 2012-13”
Organization Name: HarVa
A rural enterprise, HarVa (harnessing value of rural India) that also runs the first of its kind in the world, all women rural BPO in the khap panchayat, highest skewed sex ratios of Haryana and Rajasthan. HarVa is also into Student and Farmer Counselling, Renewable Energy and innovative Microfinance.