Executive Chairman & Founder, 5F World;
Chairman of the Board, Honeywell Automation India Limited
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 Co-Founder of Global Talent Track, Skills Alpha and Lighthouse Communities Foundation and 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 Advanced Management 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 and Innovation.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan is Chairman of the Board of Honeywell Automation India Limited and a member of the Central Board of Directors of State Bank of India, Hinduja Global Solutions, Educate Girls, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Singapore and LHI Digital Ltd..
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan 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 and a Charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
Ganesh is the author of eleven books and a regular writer and speaker at national and international forums. Ganesh’s primary interests are in Digital Success and Leadership in the social sector.
Ganesh lives in Pune, India with his wife Dr.Uma Ganesh, Executive Chairperson of Global Talent Track. Their daughter Dr Karuna Ganesh is a physician scientist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York