Ayan A. Banerjee enjoys a diverse portfolio of activities and endeavors but his core area of interest are in leadership and organization development. Though his experience is eclectic spread across Information and Communication Technology, management consulting which included working with the largest of Indian conglomerates seeing their leadership take various strategic decisions, investment banking with bulge bracket league and fund management firms.
Over the last few years, his conscious choice to work in the “development sector”; first, as a consultant and board member, then as an investment banker in the “B-O-P” space and largely focused on microfinance and the eventual move to an all-encompassing strategic advisory roles. To his credit, in making the consulting advice more meaningful bottoms-up, he spent months at end at more than two thousand ‘back-of-beyond’ villages over the last three of years. Specifically applicable to microfinance, he understands villages (clients), institutional setups (systems processes) and management (and leadership).
As a serial social entrepreneur, he founded seven social enterprise initiatives to address some of the ingrained socio-economic problems and leadership and change management concerns to drive inclusive growth in India.
Banerjee brings in eclectic scholastic research (with more than 20 published papers across Physics, Finance, Social and Economic Development, Computational Mathematics) and his experience in academics with prominent business schools globally on social entrepreneurship, finance and market-driven strategy. He immensely appreciates and inspires breakthrough ideation and the power of youth-propelled innovative incubations to social change in India. Connecting the dots, Banerjee has collaborated with public, private and voluntary organizations and individuals to strengthen inclusive growth models.
An alumnus of Columbia Business School (New York, U.S.A.) and International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Centre (London, U.K.), Banerjee’s experience and intense interest came in as an asset to the project and we hope that this action-oriented research piece can catalyze an inflexion point in the growth of the organization.