Ankit is a multi-faceted individual with close to ten years of experience at corporate and social sector. Ankit is the co-founder of Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC), a social-enterprise promoting inclusivity. He is also a co-author of the corporate manual – ‘A Value Route to Business Success: The why & how of hiring persons with disability’ developed in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He also worked towards setting up of Kickstart Cabs Pvt. Ltd., which is India’s first inclusive cab service for persons with disabilities.
A technology enthusiast, Ankit represented India as a youth with disability at the United Nations conference of state parties in June-2015, where he shared his perspective on the technology being a great enabler and equalizer for persons with disabilities. He is also regularly invited as a motivational speaker and as a disability leader to speak at various industry, social and academic forums.
Ankit has an MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) – Delhi. He has been conferred with “National Role Model Individual” award at 15th NCPEDP Helen Keller Awards in December-2013. He is also the recipient of the Tata Business Leadership Award. He was also featured in CNN-IBN’s Veer campaign and in the bestselling title Gifted – 15 inspiring stories of persons with disability in 2014.