Dr. Aseem Chauhan is the Chairman and Chancellor of Amity University as well as Founding Promoter of the Amity Education Group and a Founding Trustee of the Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, which currently have over 120,000 students in 250 programs at 150 institutions across 1200 acres of hi-tech campuses with 6 million sq. ft. of built up area. Having 30 Campuses in India as well as campuses in London, Singapore, Dubai, Mauritius, South Africa and China, Amity University and Amity Institutions have consistently been ranked amongst the top in the country. More than 6,000 staff and faculty work in the Amity Group and are credited with having completed 300 funded research projects and having filed 570 patents. 100 startup ventures are being incubated at Amity Universities through Amity Innovation Incubator which was established by Dr. Chauhan. He is a true institution-builder with a vision to help make Amity one of the leading education providers in the world.
Dr. Chauhan has extensive experience in venture capital and leveraged buyouts and has made investments of over $ 1 billion globally. He was formerly with AEA Investors, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm in New York which invests funds for current and former Fortune 100 CEOs and wealthy families across the world. Prior to this he was at Philadelphia Ventures, providing early stage venture capital to biotech and hi-tech start-ups. He has also been with Mercer Management Consulting providing strategic advisory to leading companies in New York, London and Hong Kong, and with JP Morgan in investment banking. Dr. Chauhan actively promotes entrepreneurship in India, particularly amongst youth, and is on the board of over a dozen companies.
Dr. Chauhan holds degrees in Engineering, Finance and Strategic Management from The Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania and is an alumnus of the prestigious Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology.
Dr. Chauhan has contributed to a number of committees including the Government of India’s National Committee for Biotechnology Policy, the CII National Committee for Higher, Technical & Vocational Education and the US-India Higher Education Cooperation Council.
A truly global citizen, Dr. Chauhan has spent nearly two decades in Europe and more than one decade in the US. He is constantly working towards the upliftment of Society through his involvement in business and non-profit organizations.