Ashish Kumar

Thought Leader, Social Enterprise Consultant, and Mentor of Change in Delhi, India

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Ashish is a thought leader and a Mentor of Change for Atal Innovation Mission, an initiative by NITI Aayog (the think tank of the Government of India). He is also a techno-manager currently working with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) & has also worked for renowned companies like Accenture, Nokia, Jakson Solar & Su-Kam Solar. He became the first and only Indian to be awarded with the prestigious Paul Fletcher Award in 2014 by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)-UK at London for outstanding achievement in contributing to the activities of the IET as a volunteer. He is also the proud recipient of Karamveer Chakra Award, Ashoka Award, Noble Citizen Award, Best Entrepreneur Coach, Business Mentor of the Year, Edu-Tech innovator of the Year, Green India Awards, India's Great Leader Award, Bharat Leadership Award, Energy Contributor Award, Young India Change Maker Award & over 10 other national-level awards and multiple honors at university level.

He is a well-known speaker in the area of green startups, career growth, brand building, industry-specific supply chain and has been invited by over 100 colleges in India including the IIMs, IITs, DU and top Engineering colleges as a speaker, guest or judge. He is the mentor for multiple projects on solar at different colleges in Delhi and has trained over thousands on solar startup opportunities.

Ashish is the creator of Everyday Innovators (an innovation & consulting forum, selected as one of the potential startups under Bihar government startup policy) supporting start-ups, ventures and students. He is also the President of Bihar Social Entrepreneur Association (BSEA), Delhi state.

He has been associated with the IET-UK since 2009 and has been instrumental in organizing over 30 international and national level events across India under the IET banner.

Whilst finishing his B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering, Ashish pursued a Certification Program in Business Management from the prestigious IIT Bombay. He holds multiple certifications in different domains like quality, lean Six Sigma, GST etc.

He has visited over 50 manufacturing factories including Indian Railways, Tata Motors, ITC, Bajaj, Spark Minda, Lumax to understand the best manufacturing practices, process optimization and people management.

Due to his vibrant profile, Ashish holds a strong professional and social network of people. He loves traveling and has traveled across 20 states of India and 2 countries abroad.