GTT Foundation which was formerly known as Natarajan Education Society(NES) has been established by Dr.Ganesh Natarajan and Dr.Uma Ganesh with the view to help the underserved segments of the society to achieve their aspirations for sustainable livelihoods and employability.
The foundation is building a team of committed professionals who will create and implement innovative ideas for Skill development and Technology solutions to transform the future for many young Indians
All the projects GTT Foundation undertakes are designed to increase the number of people who possess market-relevant skills and to ensure higher levels of economic productivity through skilled individuals and innovation.
GTT Foundation seeks to use innovative pedagogy and technology to bring the best global standards of skill development to the world’s under-privileged citizens.
Dr. Ganesh Natarajan –
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
Dr. Uma Ganesh –
Advisor & Trustee
Dr. Uma Ganesh has three decades of success in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures covering manufacturing, media, banking and IT sectors with her last assignment being Chief Corporate Development Officer with HSBC Global Resourcing.
She has dedicated the last twenty years of her career to Education and Skills initially with NIIT APTECH and Zee TV’s Education venture.
She has been a recipient of several awards in recognition of her contribution to skill development and education in the country and she plays an active role in industry associations and business forums at national and regional levels with leadership responsibilities with CII, NHRD Network and Bombay Management Association.
Uma has an MBA degree from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and a PhD degree from IIT Bombay. She has a regular column in the Financial Express since 2013 where she writes on digital impact and skills related subjects.
She has co-authored a book with Dr. Ganesh Natarajan entitled ‘Unleashing the Knowledge Force’ published by Tata Mc GrawHill.
Sagar Kabra –
Sagar is an educator, a social entrepreneur, and a development sector professional with a dedicated experience of more than 10 years passionately driven towards bringing change in the field of Education, Skill Development, Women Empowerment, Rural Development, Innovation, Environment, and Sustainability using technology.
Sagar is a post-grad in BioTechnology from Fergusson College and North Maharashtra University and started his career as a Biotechnologist at a big reputed firm which he left to chase the dedicated passion to serve in the social sector and to uplift an underserved population.
As a "Science Educator" at Science Express, an initiative started by the Government of India and Max Planck Society - Germany, listed in Limca Book of world records, he traveled to the length and breadth of India for a year, got rich and diversified exposure to the education system in India reaching out to 2.4 million students and educators across 13,000 urban and rural schools across India.
Sagar has been associated with GTT Foundation since 2018, working with a vision to enable deprived sections especially women and youth to lead a dignified life, bridge the urban-rural competency gap, agency build and upskill million youth through tech-driven solutions, and build an innovative temperament among the young minds.