Ashok Durgesh

Ashok Giri Durgesh, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Vindhya e-Infomedia Private Limited (Vindhya), a BPO based out of Bangalore, India. Vindhya, a socio-economic venture started by him is India’s and probably the world’s first & only for profit organisation which employs people with disabilities (PWD’s) as 100% of its production staff. Production staff comprises only of physically challenged, hearing impaired & border cases of autistic individuals. Starting in2006, the company has grown from 5 PWD’s to 300+ PWD’s. Vindhya’s vision is to employ 5000 by 2017. Ashok, through Vindhya, is the recipient of the Shell-Helen Keller Award from the National Center for Promotion of Employment Opportunity for Disabled People, and outstanding employer from then Finance Minister, Mr. P Chidambaram on Behalf of Canara Bank, one of the largest national banks in India.

Prior to Vindhya, Ashok was in senior positions at R2K Inc and Network Solutions(an IBM company) and Trivium Inc responsible for their operations in Asia. Ashok has been inducted into the World Economic Forum from India as “Young Global Leader” in the year 2010. Ashok graduated in Science from Bangalore and has done a Diploma in Leadership and Public Policy from Harvard University.