Mr. Ashish Basu is the Co-Founder of SafetiPin, a social enterprise, providing an app and technology environment to make cities safer. SafetiPin is deployed across 4 countries and 10 cities and has won several global awards in its first year. Mr Basu is also the CEO of Vidyanext, an organization using a unique tech+teach model across 35 centres in Bangalore and Gurgaon.
Earlier, Mr. Basu was President, NIIT. In this capacity he led new business ventures for NIIT including providing oversight to new acquisitions and joint ventures. He was a member of the board of several NIIT companies and ventures. He has been a member of government task forces in e learning and curriculum development, and has been a speaker at various conferences in India and around the world.
He is passionate about mobile technologies, specifically using tablets and phones to create solutions that are unique and can provide lasting social value. He enjoys the startup space, taking companies from idea to scale. Mr. Basu is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and IIT Mumbai. He lives in Gurgaon with his wife and two children.