Coffee Conversation with Amitav Virmani

Passion, Commitment, Patience and Collaboration – Amitav Virmani (CEO, The Education Alliance) shared the four anchors for people moving into the social sector at ILSS’s Info-Session & Alumni Meet held on 25th September, 2018 in Delhi. In an interactive session with Anu Prasad (Founder, ILSS), Amitav shared his journey into the education space and delighted the audience of NGO Leaders, corporate professionals and ILSS alumni with stories of working with the Government.

Amitav Virmani, Founder CEO, The Education Alliance. The Education Alliance aims to help governments in India provide a quality education to every child, by facilitating effective partnerships between state and non-state actors. The vision of TEA is to empower government schools to create the next generation of leaders. They work to catalyze quality transformation in India’s education system by nurturing the Government-Partnership School model. Prior to this Amitav was Country Director, ARK India, a UK based NGO. As their CD, Amitav was responsible for launching several programmes around school leadership, english literacy, school vouchers and school quality assessments. Amitav worked as a General Manager in the office of the CEO & MD at Ranbaxy Laboratories prior to his switch to the development sector. Amitav began his post MBA career in the USA working for Bristol Myers Squibb & Co. based in Princeton. Amitav is an alumnus of St. Stephens College, Delhi University. He got his MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in the US for 4 years before returning home. Amitav is an Aspen India Leadership Initiative 3 Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow 2016.

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