Co-Founder & Chief Mentor, AESL
Founder & Trustee, Plaksha University
Harvard Business School (OPM, Management)
ISB Hyderabad (MBA)
Aakash Chaudhry is the Co-Founder & Chief Mentor of Aakash Educational Services Limited (AESL). He leads the senior management team and is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of the company.
Prior to AESL, he worked with top IT companies such as Infosys Technologies and Cognizant Technology Solutions, where he gained extensive experience in business management. At AESL, he follows his passion of helping deserving students and has been dedicatedly working towards providing focused and quality education across the nation through effective delivery channels.
Aakash has transformed AESL into an established brand known for providing cutting-edge and niche educational services. He has been instrumental in putting in place new age systems that make operations more efficient, support and encourage skilled talent, leverage technological advancements & overall automation and follow agile marketing practices. This has ensured that Aakash classrooms - hybrid and digital - continue to evolve such that they are the best offering in the industry.
He is the driving force behind the expansion of the company's educational services portfolio to IIT-JEE test preparatory services, foundation coaching services as well as digital learning programs.
The Aakash group has investment from Think & Learn Pvt Ltd (BYJU'S) as well as by the world's largest Private Equity firm Blackstone.
In 2018, Aakash was featured in Business World's '40 Under 40', a list of a most disruptive leaders young leaders in India Inc. He has also been adjudged the Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia 2020-21 by Economic Times.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Aakash is an engineer by profession. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, and an MBA from the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad.