Board & Team

Amitav Virmani

Founder CEO,
The Education Alliance


Amitav is Founder CEO, The Education Alliance, an NGO based in India with an objective of enabling quality education through partnerships between government and the NGO sector.

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 assesments. Amitav began his post MBA career in the USA working for Bristol Myers Squibb & Co. based in Princeton. Amitav has also been a part of his family run food processing business since 1994.

Amitav was educated at the Doon School, Dehra Dun and went on to study Economics at the 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.