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Pramod Bhasin

Founder, Genpact & Chairman, The Skills Academy

Pramod’s career spans an entrepreneurial and professional career across the globe in the US, UK and Asia.  He has built global businesses in Financial Services, Business process Management and Skills Training. Pramod is the founder of Genpact starting in 1997 and considered the pioneer of the Business Process Management industry in India today, which employs over a million people in India. Under his leadership, Genpact has also been the pioneer of this industry in China, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Genpact is acknowledged today as the leader in its industry with over 65,000 employees across 17 countries and over $2b in revenues, and is a public company listed on NYSE. Pramod built the company from inception till 2011 when he stepped down as CEO.

Prior to Genpact, Pramod’s career with GE spanned 25 years across Europe, US and Asia.  He started GE Capital’s initial operations in India as the CEO in 1994 and was also the President of GE Capital Asia from 1999. During this time, he was the architect of GE Capital’s businesses in Commercial and Consumer Finance and joint ventures with SBI in credit cards and HDFC in Consumer Finance. Prior to that he worked with GE Capital in Corporate Finance in New York and Stanford, CT., as well as with GE in London and New York.

Currently Pramod is focused on building “The Skills Academy” a scalable, high quality skills training business focused on enhancing employability for our youth at the grassroots level.  The Skills Academy focuses on lower income youth and operates multiple training centres across Odisha, Bihar, UP, Rajasthan, MP, Maharashtra and other States, and has trained nearly 50,000 youth until now. He is also engaged in Social Impact Investing and Advocacy through Asha Impact, a “ virtual" fund in partnership with Vikram Gandhi, formerly of Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. Pramod is also currently promoting a number of different companies in Analytics, Financial Services, and Housing Finance, as well as Healthcare and Education. 

Pramod serves on the boards of NDTV, ICRIER, DLF Ltd and SRF Ltd, and is on the Governing Boards of IIM Lucknow, Shri Ram School, Help Age India and IFMR Rural Channels. He is also on the advisory Board of CISCO in India, and is also a Strategic Advisor to Private Equity firms, Kedaara in India and CVC in Asia. He also works with a number of NGOs focused on Eco-tourism and schooling for handicapped children.

Pramod has been the Chairman of NASSCOM and was voted IT Man of the Year.  He is currently the President of TIE-NCR.  Pramod is a UK Chartered Accountant and has a Bcom degree from Delhi University.

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