Dr. Ganesh Natarajan
Chairman, 5FWorld Private Limited

Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Executive Chairman and Founder of 5FWorld, a platform for Digital Start-ups, Skills and Social Ventures in the country. He is also Founder of Global Talent Track and Skills Alpha and co-founder of two Indo-US Joint Ventures – Kalzoom Advisors and the Center for AI and Advanced Analytics.
Ganesh has a Masters’ in Industrial Engineering from NITIE Mumbai, PhD from IIT Bombay and AMP from Harvard Business School. He 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 technology entrepreneurship and people-centric leadership. He has completed 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 his success through Vision Communities.
Ganesh has recently been elected by the shareholders of State Bank of India to serve on its Board of Directors. He also serves on the Boards of Principal Asset Management, Hinduja Global Services, LHI Digital, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore, Systech Los Angeles and Social Venture Partners (SVP) International, Seattle. He is Board Director of Pune City Connect. Ganesh has been Chairman of Industry association NASSCOM and NASSCOM Foundation and various National Committees of the Confederation of Indian Industry and the All India Management Association. He has also been President of the HBS Club of India. He chaired NASSCOM’s first US event in New York in 2016. He is keenly interested in the role of digital technologies for re-engineering processes in the corporate and social sector and is an author of eight books and numerous articles. He lives in Pune, India.