Aditya Natraj is CEO of Piramal Foundation. A chartered accountant, with a master’s in economics and MBA from INSEAD. Aditya started his career with KPMG for 5 years. He then joined a start-up internet company in Europe for 2 years. For the last 18 years, he has worked in the development sector. First with Pratham in Gujarat for 5 years and the Piramal Foundation for the last 13 years. Aditya is an Ashoka Fellow, an Echoing Green Fellow, and an Aspen India Fellow.
Aditya serves on the governing board of the Quality Council of India, Akanksha Foundation, and BridgeSpan India. He was awarded the Times Now Amazing Indian award in Education. He was previously Founder Director of Kaivalya Education Foundation and Piramal School of Leadership.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "