Amit Bhatia is CEO of GSG or the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment since April 2017.

Prior to GSG, Amit was Founding CEO of India’s Impact Investors Council ( from 2014 to 2016, when impact investments grew from $400 million in 2013 to $1 billion in 2015.

Amit is Founder of Aspire, the John P. McNulty Prize winning social enterprise in Education & Training ( Since 2007, Aspire has trained over 65,000 students across 100+ institutions, 51 cities and 18 Indian states. He is also Founder of Aspire Circle (, which promotes social leadership and has 125 eminent Fellows.

Amit quit a successful corporate career in 2007 to serve the social sector. He was CEO of WNS Knowledge Services, India’s first outsourcing company to list on NYSE with a $1 billion IPO; Country Manager- India for FreeMarkets Inc., an online auction pioneer in B2B procurement; and most notably, Founder of McKinsey Knowledge Centre, the consulting firm’s global research centre.

Amit completed Bachelor’s from Shri Ram College of Commerce; Master’s from Delhi School of Economics with a Gold Medal; Cost Accounting from ICMAI; and is a Fellow at The Aspen Institute and Aspire Circle.