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Mr. Gaurav Mehta

Mr. Gaurav Mehta

Gaurav is the Founder of Dharma Life Foundation – a social enterprise with a mission to improve the quality of life for poorest sections of the society through a gender focused entrepreneurship model. Dharma Life is supporting a network of 16000+ female rural entrepreneurs who are not only generating income for their families but are also becoming change agents in rural Indian villages. Gaurav is a firm believer that gender focused entrepreneurship is the way forward to ensure effective last mile delivery of social impact products and services at the last mile.

Founder & CEO
Dharmalife Foundation

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About this Speaker

Gaurav Mehta is the Founder and CEO of Dharma Life, a social enterprise with the mission to improve the lives of the poorest segments of society through a rural entrepreneurship model. He also runs a small family office private equity portfolio focusing on seed-funding early stage, highly innovative enterprises.

Prior to founding Dharma Life, Gaurav spent three years in the private equity space at General Atlantic, a large growth capital investment firm (until 2008). He focused his efforts on opportunities in the consumer and media, and healthcare sectors across Europe. Gaurav started his career with Morgan Stanley in London in investment banking, where he specialized in European capital products and healthcare investment banking. While he was working with Morgan Stanley, he became the Founder/President of the German Chapter at Pratham (which works towards providing education to under privileged children in India), Dusseldorf, Germany. As the Chapter Lead, he raised awareness and funding support by organizing multiple large-scale business conferences and events.

Gaurav has been recognized as a Young Global Leader, Class of 2018 by World economic forum for his exemplary efforts in the field of social development. He has also won BMW Foundation Young Leaders Awards – 2013 at the Munich Economic Summit for addressing social issues through innovative high potential initiatives that can become sustainable in the mid-to-long term.

Gaurav graduated with a BA degree with honors in International Business Studies and French from the European Business School, London. He then pursued his MBA degree from London Business School.

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