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Ketul Acharya
Chief Operating Officer , Impacting millions of lives through Digital Job & Learning platform for Blue & Grey Collar workers
25 yrs experience in scaling sustainable social enterprises with large scale impact. Enterprising leader, planner & executioner offering rich expertise in Education, Skilling, Digital Jobs Platform & youth empowerment focusing on policy advocacy, thought leadership, strategy, planning, execution, strategic alliances, building & leading teams, budgeting & reporting - seeking challenging opportunity
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Area of Expertise:
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
25 years of professional journey in impact organisations with a focus on Education, Skill Development, CSR Conceptulisation and Implementation, Digital Jobs and Learning Platform & Youth Empowerment

1) Persuasive & influential professional with 25 years of achievement in fueling accelerated replicable scale, impact, systemic change and thought leadership in development of children & youth for future of work in a multi-location/cultural environment
2) Passionate to solve problems for the future of jobs & education/skilling leading to jobs with proven ability to identify & analyse opportunities, develop strategies & ensure smooth execution
3) Front-led multiple seamless scalable & Impact creating initiatives; experience in 3a) Education
Initiatives leading to enhancement of quality of learning outcomes required for future by mainstreaming digital learning systems, engaging content & training of teachers using innovating pedagogy & collaborating with various stakeholders – Education department of Government, Govt & Private schools, Community/ Parents & Expert institutions
3b) Skill Development
i) Skills for Jobs & Entrepreneurship (School Dropouts, Undergraduates & Graduates)
ii) Upskilling/Reskilling for career advancement, reemployment & redeployment in different roles
iii) Strategic partnerships/Collaboration/Engagement for co-creation & execution with/for
iv) Government: Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, National Skill Development Corporation, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Rural Development, and several other relevant State Governments & ministries
v) Industry Linkage/ Employers: Large, Medium & Small-Scale Employers across 20 + sectors / 100+ Job roles
vi) Community/ Parents: Non-Government Organisations/ Not for Profit organisations working for development of Youth & with communities in general
vii) Funding/Investment: From 50+ Corporates (Under CSR), Government (Sponsorship/ Grants) and Learners (economically well to do)
3c) Digital Jobs & Skilling/Upskilling Platform
Involved since the inception/building of Digital jobs & learning platform in conceptualizing, finalizing the goal, objectives as well as initiatives, build the core team, coordinate with product, technology, business & support teams to ensure research, design, user feedback & run pilots & experiments required to scale the impact

3d) Conceptualisation & Implementation of CSR initiatives for Corporates/Foundations in Education, Livelihood & jobs creation, Healthcare, Environment impact & Area development

3e) Driving End to End management of Govt and CSR funds from planning utilization, allocating & managing the utilisation same, submitting the utilisation reports

4)Part of formal/informal groups for policy advocacy for Education & Skill Development, publishing reports & newsletters
5) Experience in internal audit for identified SOPs/SLAs & ensuring compliance & reporting for exceptions, if any with plans for improvement
6) Unique blend of Visionary Leadership with expertise in developing and implementing strategies, & processes needed to enhance outcomes
1) Post graduate diploma in Business Management (Gold Medal)
2) Bachelor's of Science
3)Advance diploma in Systems Management from NIIT
4) International Trade certification programme from Global Network
5) In addition, over last 20 years have attended many leadership development programmes
Affiliations and Achievements:
1)International Organisations Management, University of Geneva through Coursera
2) Digital Transformation for Leaders from IIM, Bangalore, India
3) Communication for Leaders of Tomorrow from IIM, Ahmedabad, India
4) Lead Beyond Change: Growth into Future training for CXOs & Leaders by LemmaTree, Temasek @ Singapore
5) Cluster Development Managers Program conducted by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) & EDI
6) Former Member of the Peer Learning Group focusing on development of Education/Vocational Skills in India & Africa

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  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Gujarati
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