Ashutosh Garg, an MBA brings a rich wealth of experience of 4 decades, first as a senior professional manager and then as a successful entrepreneur. He worked for ITC Limited for 17 years, leaving in 1995 as Managing Director of one of the ITC group companies, based in Singapore. Thereafter he spent 8 years in the aerospace industry, four years each for Lockheed Martin and Hughes, running their satellite systems in Asia.
He then founded Guardian Pharmacy in India in 2003 and grew it to the second largest pharmacy chain in India. He also brought in GNC as a partner to India. Ashutosh exited from the company he founded in August 2016.
Ashutosh served as a director of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance (www.gavi.org), headquartered in Geneva, for 8 years. He was the Chairman of “Bizdome”, a Startup Incubator of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak. He has also served on the Advisory Council of the Centre for Policy Research and continues to serve on the boards of several companies.
In January 1995, he was recognized as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Switzerland. He is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is the current Chairman for YPO Gold, South Asia. He is also a Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).
He has written 6 highly acclaimed best sellers titled:
- The Buck Stops Here – my journey from Manager to Entrepreneur
- The Corner Office
- Reinvent Reboot Rewire. Managing Retirement in the 21st Century
- The Buck Stops Here - Learnings of a Startup Entrepreneur
- An Eye for an Eye
- The Brand called You