Dr. Ganesh Natarajan, a post graduate in Industrial Engineering from NITIE and a PhD in Knowledge Management from IIT in Mumbai, is a recognized business and community leader with a successful track record spanning 25 years in the IT industry. He is the Executive Chairman and Founder of 5F World, a platform for skills, start-ups and social ventures in the country. Dr. GaneshNatarajan has a stellar track record of success in the corporate and social sector to his credit at APTECH a global training major which he led for ten years and Zensar TechnologiesLtd. a global software success story that he led as a Vice Chairman & CEO till early 2016.
Ganesh’s industry responsibilities include Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation, President of the HBS Club of India and a member of the National Council of the CII. Dr. Ganesh is a Global Board Director of Social Venture Partners and Convener of SVP Pune. Ganesh was named 'CEO of the Year' by the Asia-Pacific HR Conference in 1999.He received the Asia HRD Congress Award for contributions to the organisation through HR in 2005. Ganesh has been recognized for exceptional entrepreneurship by the Government of India, Ernst & Young and various forums in the Asia-Pacific.
An innovator with a track record of success in Consultancy, Education and Global Information Technology, he has a track record of success in the corporate world and has distinctive skills in the areas of Leadership, Global Sourcing, Business and Information Strategy, Digital Transformation and the creation of digital business ventures.
Dr.Ganesh Natarajan retired as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Zensar Technologies Ltd. in 2016. His current advisory and research work is in the area of digital transformation and social impact through digital communities.