Asheesh is the President and CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, one of the largest NGOs in the world dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. With offices in over 100 countries, the JA network serves more than 10 million young people annually with programs designed to prepare youth for the future of work.
Asheesh is an accomplished technology entrepreneur, having served as CEO of Covestor (acquired by Interactive Brokers) and CircleLending (acquired by Virgin Group). He began his career as a consultant at the Monitor Group followed by the World Bank.
Now living in Boston, Asheesh is a JA alumnus first exposed to entrepreneurship as a teenager participating in the JA Company Program. His experiences as an entrepreneur and leader were chronicled in case studies at Babson College and at Harvard Business School. Asheesh is actively involved with the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the World Economic Forum, where is he is a member of the Global Agenda Council for the Future of Education, Gender, and Work and a member of the Civil Society Advisory Council.
He is a graduate of the Wharton School and Oxford University, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar.