Mr. Ashu Agarwal

Program Director – Business World, India

Ashu is an entrepreneur and an entrepreneurship evangelist with a diverse executive experience across businesses and cultures. 

He, in the recent past has served as the Head-North India operations at the Indian Angel Network. As the face of the network he played a critical role in facilitating interactions/transactions midst Angel investors, early stage funds and entrepreneurs in the region. While at it, he also worked towards increasing the reach of the network in other areas and creating relevant awareness and insights about businesses and dynamics of entrepreneurship. In line with his responsibilities, he actively participated in providing strategic guidance to ventures  across domains and helped in development of their business plan, sales and customer acquisition strategy, potential customer connects, and other such functional domains including Tax, Retail, HR,  Supply Chain, Technology, Banking etc.

Ashu in his current avatar serves as a thought leader, active panelist, speaker on numerous forums, events, industry meets and contributor to editorial syndicates for his views on investments, trends, entrepreneurship, motivation, start up accelerators, angel investing and networking for early stage entrepreneurs and ideas.

While at it, he actively participates as hands on advisor with ventures across Education, Travel & outdoor, QSR, Agriculture-Distribution & Knowledge services, and Health focused processed food businesses. With such businesses he is actively involved day to day operations, and work towards formulating business & growth strategy, team building & hiring, customer identification & acquisition planning, monetization, branding, legal, fundraising and on preparing the company for growth. 

Armed with a degree in Management- Marketing & Finance, & Law, Ashu is a powerful networker with an intricate understanding of key business drivers & strategy, Strategic partnerships, Sales & Acquisition planning, Unit Economics, Operational Metrics, Business Planning, Product branding, service structures, with an ability to execute with discipline & effectiveness. His experience and global outlook has armed him in attuning to the values, beliefs, and attitudes of people across geographies; cut across ethnicities to drive aggressive results. Gifted with a big-picture vision and a can-do attitude, he enjoys translating an idea into achievement and a powerful entity.